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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...
doctoral thesis 2017
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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...
doctoral thesis 2017
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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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Calvillo Muñoz, C.F. (author)
Models and simulators have been widely used in urban contexts for many decades. The drawback of most current models is that they are normally designed for specific objectives, so the elements considered are limited and they do not take into account the potential synergies between related systems. The necessity of a framework to model complex...
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Westin, C.A.L. (author)
LIKE many complex and time-critical domains, air traffic control (ATC) is facing a fundamental modernization that builds on the use of more advanced automation (represented by SESAR in Europe and NextGen in the United States). The current function allocation-based relationship between controller and machine is envisioned to evolve to a more...
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Tuinema, B.W. (author)
For the future, several developments of the power system are expected. The transition towards a more sustainable energy supply puts new requirements on the design and operation of power systems, and the transmission network in particular. Offshore, a transmission grid will be implemented to collect large-scale wind energy and to interconnect...
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Radhakrishnan, M. (author)
The magnitude and urgency of the need to adapt to climate change is such that addressing it has been taken up by the United Nations as one of the sustainable development goals - Goal 13 (SDG13) in 2015. SDG13 emphasises the need to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters. Coping with urban...
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Khadra, W.M. (author)
Coastal aquifer management has recently emerged as a main scope in groundwater hydrology, especially in arid and semi-arid zones. About two thirds of the human population are currently gathered close to shorelines relying on coastal groundwater resources. Worldwide, these systems are subject to quality deterioration due to a multitude of...
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Veerbeek, W. (author)
The unprecedented growth of cities has a significant impact on future flood risk that might exceed the impacts of climate change in many metropolitan areas across the world. Although the effects of urbanisation on flood risk are well understood, assessments that include spatially explicit future growth projections are limited. This comparative...
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Alquaimi, B. (author)
Naturally fractured reservoirs (NFRs) are found in many countries around the globe, in almost every lithology. These reservoirs can be carbonates, sandstones, or shale, in the case of unconventional or basement reservoirs. NFRs have been explored and exploited globally for groundwater, geothermal energy, hydrocarbon production, coalbedmethane...
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Obinna, U.P. (author)
The transition of the electricity system to smart grids would require from residential endusers to adapt to a new role of co-provider or active participants in the electricity system. End-users would for instance use energy efficiently, generate renewable energy locally, plan or shift energy consumption to most favourable times (such as when...
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Singor, S.N. (author)
In times of market turmoil volatility increases and stock values and interest rates decrease, so that the risks in the balance sheets of insurance companies increase. An important part of these risks is due to the guarantees that are embedded in insurance policies. Life insurers sell products like unit-linked, profit sharing and variable annuity...
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Vliegendhart, R. (author)
The twenty-first century has brought plentiful computational power and bandwidth to the masses and has opened up access to multimedia recording devices for everyone. With these developments, a shift in the landscape of multimedia took place: from traditional one-to-many programming (the paradigm of traditional television) to many-to-many...
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Eid, C. (author)
The European policy focus on smart grids implies their development as an indispensable part of the future power system. However, the definition of a smart grid is broad and vague, and the actual implementation of a smart grid can differ significantly depending on the stakeholders involved. Smart electricity grids can be defined as electricity...
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Madzarevic, Z. (author)
Efficient and cost-effective technologies that will enable separation and capture of CO2 are needed. The development of high-performance all-aromatic poly(ether)imide (P(E)I) membranes is attractive as they offer a large degree of design freedom and they are cheap to operate. However, the molecular design rules towards P(E)I membranes that...
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Teerds, P.J. (author)
Review of the 180th issue of the literary magazine De Gids. Literair tijdschrift De Gids viert haar 180ste verjaardag met een nummer gewijd aan het Nederlandse landschap. Een grotendeels zelf gemaakt landschap, waardoor de behoefte aan verhalen en betekenissen misschien wel des te sterker is.
review 2017
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Verlaan, J.G. (author)
Een exploratieve studie naar de financieel-economische implicaties van de invoering van een baten-lastenstelsel bij de Nederlandse Rijksoverheid voor de instandhouding van civieltechnische netwerken. Doel is om als professioneel opdrachtgever op basis van bedrijfseconomische beginselen de instandhoudingsactiviteiten optimaal te sturen. Hiermee...
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Fernandez de la Fuente, J. (author)
The global energy challenges along with global warming are regarded as the most important issues faced by humankind in the 21st century. A fossil fuels-based energy economy cannot support the rapidly increasing world energy demand in a sustainable manner. Hence, the development and implementation of alternative solutions to the use of fossil...
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Henriques Vieira, B.J. (author)
The present thesis’ topic is the biomonitoring of atmospheric trace elements with attention focused on the long-range transported trace elements. The aim was to provide improved understanding of aerosol characteristics under the atmospheric transport dynamics of Central North Atlantic at different altitudes, and also evaluate the usability of...
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Kulshreshtha, Y. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), van Paassen, L.A. (author)

Starch is a natural polymer which is commonly used as a cooking ingredient. The renewability and bio-degradability of starch has made it an interesting material for industrial applications, such as production of bioplastic. This paper introduces the application of corn starch in the production of a novel construction material, named CoRncrete...

journal article 2017
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