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Hoekstra, M. (author)
Currently wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) consume a lot of energy and surface area. While the incoming water contains chemical energy (BOD) and reusable resources which are not effectively utilized. The ideal is to develop a treatment scheme which allows for the efficient removal of pollutants while minimizing the energy input and maximizing...
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Suba, R. (author)
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Liu, L. (author)
Humans perform many activities indoors and they show a growing need for indoor navigation, especially in unfamiliar buildings such as airports, museums and hospitals. Complexity of such buildings poses many challenges for building managers and visitors. Indoor navigation services play an important role in supporting these indoor activities....
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van Erp, H.R.N. (author)
We present here a Bayesian framework of risk perception. This framework encompasses plausibility judgments, decision making, and question asking. Plausibility judgments are modeled by way of Bayesian probability theory, decision making is modeled by way of a Bayesian decision theory, and relevancy judgments are modeled by way of a Bayesian...
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Wen, Y. (author)
Organic pollution of rivers by wastewater discharge from human activities negatively impacts people and ecosystems. Without treatment, pollution control relies on a combination of natural degradation and dilution by natural runoff to reduce downstream effects. To implement integrated water management for organic river quality at global scale, a...
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Jäger, W.S. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author)
Stochastic descriptions and simulations of oceanographic variables are essential for coastal and marine engineering applications. In the past decade, copula-based approaches have become increasingly popular for estimating the multivariate distribution of some variables at the peak of a storm along with its duration. The modeling of the storm...
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Gallos, Lazaros K. (author), Korczynski, M.T. (author), Fefferman, Nina H. (author)
Early detection of traffic anomalies in networks increases the probability of effective intervention/mitigation actions, thereby improving the stability of system function. Centralized methods of anomaly detection are subject to inherent constraints: (1) they create a communication burden on the system, (2) they impose a delay in detection while...
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Morales Napoles, O. (author), Paprotny, D. (author), Worm, D (author), Abspoel, L (author), Courage, W (author)
In this paper two methodologies are investigated that contribute to better assessment of risks related to extreme rainfall events. Firstly, one-parameter bivariate copulas are used to analyze rain gauge data in the Netherlands. Out of three models considered, the Gumbel copula, which indicates upper tail dependence, represents the data most...
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Hu, Y. (author), Leus, G.J.T. (author)

Estimation problems in the presence of deterministic linear nuisance parameters arise in a variety of fields. To cope with those, three common methods are widely considered: (1) jointly estimating the parameters of interest and the nuisance parameters; (2) projecting out the nuisance parameters; (3) selecting a reference and then taking...

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Grande, A.M. (author), Martin, R.P. (author), Odriozola, I (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author)

The macroscopic interfacial healing behaviour in a series of urea-urethane networks as function of the hydrogen bonds and disulphides content is presented. The polymers were prepared with different crosslinking densities but with the same amount of dynamic covalent bonds (disulphide linkages). Tensile and fracture measurements were adopted to...

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Venselaar, M.H. (author)
This book is about work floor experiences of professionals at work floors of housing organizations in The Netherlands in their attempts to apply supply chain partnering. I did not only choose this topic because of its academic and practical relevance. The choices I made, and the personal motivation behind those choices say a lot about what has...
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Bhagwat, P.C. (author), Marcheselli, A. (author), Richstein, J.C. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), de Vries, L.J. (author)

We analyze the effectiveness of a forward capacity market (FCM) with long-term contracts in an electricity market in the presence of a growing share of renewable energy. An agent-based model is used for this analysis. Capacity markets can compensate for the deteriorating incentive to invest in controllable power plants when the share of...

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Magalhaes Pereira, L.F. (author)
Extraordinary actions such as blast loadings and high velocity impact are rare, but usually have devastating effects. Thus, making critical infrastructures, such as military and governmental facilities, power-plants, dams, bridges, hospitals, etc., more resilient against these hazards is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and our...
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van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author)
Vegetation is a crucial part of the water and carbon cycle. Through photosynthesis carbon is assimilated for biomass production, and oxygen is released into the atmosphere. During this process, water is transpired through the stomata, and is redistributed in the plant. Transpired water is refilled by uptake of water from the root zone in the...
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Thomas, R. (author)
A power system is composed of various components such as generators, transformers, transmission lines, switching devices and loads. They have their mathematical model and graphical representation. Sometimes, a power system’s change of topology occurs due to events like short circuits, lightning striking a transformer, or a reconfiguration of the...
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Jin, W. (author)
Nanoparticles are increasingly applied in a range of fields, such as electronics, catalysis, energy and medicine, due to their small sizes and consequent high surface-volume ratio. In many applications, it is attractive to coat the nanoparticles with a layer of different materials in order to gain new functionalities. For instance, a coated...
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Bork, S. (author)
A large number of new products and services, such as electric cars, solar panels, and electric boats are introduced and play an important role during sustainability transitions. However, when introduced, these new products do not fit with established aspects of society such as expectations, habits, and infrastructures, leading to low levels of...
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Zhang, X. (author)
Multiscale computational materials science has reached a stage where many complicated phenomena or properties that are of great importance to manufacturing can be predicted or explained. The word “ab initio study” becomes commonplace as the development of density functional theory has enabled the predictions to be independent of experimental...
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Brinksma, H. (author)
Homes are renovated a number of times during their lifespan. Although we can regard each of these renovations as new, it is more prudent to implement a future-proof solution to renovation.

The purpose of this study is to gain an insight into how future-proof renovation solutions are for homes built between 1975 and 1991 that are...
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Post, W. (author)
Over the past decade, many different strategies were developed to introduce selfhealing properties in structural polymer composite materials. Although many of the investigated routes show promising results on an academic scale, the first commercially feasible self-healing structural polymer composite has yet to be developed. The main objective...
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