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de la Cruz Gonzalez, BORJA DE LA (author)
This graduation project delves into the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) to produce spare parts through a case study of vacuum cleaners. Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), including products like vacuum cleaners, challenges the European Union’s (EU) sustainability goals. In 2020 alone, the EU collected an estimated 12.4...
master thesis 2023
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Ayerza Insausti, Eneko (author)
Electrical and electronic devices are a significant focus in resource sustainability due to increasing demand, resource usage, and waste challenges. Among these, consumer electronics are known for rapid innovation, short product life cycles, and being a part of an industry with many players, making them ideal for applying circularity principles...
master thesis 2023
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Lonis, Sam (author)
Thermoplastic composite materials are increasingly used in aircraft construction due to their high-mechanical properties, toughness, rapid processing rates and reprocessing possibilities at their end-of-life. In the production thermoplastic composite parts, 10-40% of the material remains unused, so-called production waste. Despite being a high...
master thesis 2023
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CHAUDHURY, Mrinal Chaudhury (author)
This graduation project (Hyfen) elucidates opportunities for mycelium-based innovations in circular aircraft cabin design with a focus on material properties, applications and comparative environmental impacts.<br/>Aircraft cabin interior elements account for 10% of an aircraft’s empty weight, and are replaced 4-5 times during the lifetime of an...
master thesis 2023
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te Lintelo, Thomas (author)
More and more wind turbines are erecting in the landscape, stemming from the need for sustainable energy. However, less attention is paid to the secondary effects of these wind turbines, more specifically, the wind turbine blades. Wind turbine blades are made of composite material, a material that provides many advantageous properties for the...
master thesis 2023
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de Vreede, Anna (author)
Context <br/>The amount of electronic waste keeps growing, half of which is white goods. In the meantime a transition from gas hobs to induction hobs is taking place. Induction hob have a shorter lifetime and contain more valuable materials. As a consequence, the induction hob e-waste will increase significantly. <br/><br/>To prevent a further...
master thesis 2023
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Tuankotta, Djemie (author)
Sitwaking is an adaptive sport derived from wakeboarding, targeting wakeboarders with a physical disability. Although the sport is growing each year, the accessibility level of the sport is low. Investment costs are high and existing products are targeted towards experienced riders.<br/>Relative to wakeboarding, a different setup is required to...
master thesis 2023
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Brans, Karel (author)
The goal of this thesis project was to explore how material originating from thermoplastic composite wind turbine blades (TPC WTB) can be reshaped. The insights gained during exploratory activities were used to design a re-use application. The demonstrator model should inspire people to develop other applications and build upon the foundations...
master thesis 2023
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Woudstra, Ruben (author)
Solar generated energy is an alternative to fossil fuel generated energy. However, solar modules have a lifetime and as sales are increasing, waste of solar modules is increasing as well. Cadmium telluride solar cells consist of a material that has a high intrinsic toxicity, cadmium, and a material that is scarce, tellurium. Effective recycling...
master thesis 2023
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Witberg, Iris (author)
The environmental impacts created by human activity have exceeded planetary boundaries, leading to the need for change towards a circular economy (CE) from a linear economy. The CE aims to reduce environmental impact by focusing on responsible production and consumption. It is achieved by avoiding the outflow of materials and reducing...
master thesis 2023
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Wendt, Carla (author)
master thesis 2022
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Przespolewski, Adriaan (author)
This report covers the development of the Blade Barrier: A sound barrier constructed using decommissioned wind turbine blades.<br/>The ever-growing wind industry faces a composite waste problem. Wind turbine blades only last a few decades, and are difficult and therefore not economically desirable to recycle.<br/>One proposed solution to this...
master thesis 2022
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Dirrix, Joop (author)
With the ever increasing number of wirelessly operated connected devices, the environmental consequences that this trend brings about need to be considered. This project has been carried out to explore the possibilities for transitioning industrial IoT sensor nodes into the circular economy.<br/><br/>Wireless sensor nodes are battery powered...
master thesis 2022
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Tsoli, Dimitra (author)
3D printing is currently blooming in a lot of different industries, including fashion in the form of 3D printing onto textiles. In parallel, fashion circularity is an increasing movement that has emerged due to the negative impact that fashion creates on the life on this planet and the planet itself. Therefore, a shift to responsible consumption...
master thesis 2022
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Honkoop, Margot (author)
This graduation project focused on reducing the environmental impact of syringes on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Erasmus University Medical Centre (MC) by designing solutions based on circular economy.<br/><br/>The ICU of Erasmus MC produces an excessive amount of waste and initiated the transition towards a circular ICU. Syringes and their...
master thesis 2022
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Deuring, Evelien (author)
Context<br/><br/>In a society where sustainability is becoming more and more relevant, disposable single use diapers are still used by 95% of parents. Every baby uses approximately 4000 diapers in their first 2,5 years of life. This is close to 160 kilos of material that is used once and then discarded. As the use of disposable diapers only...
master thesis 2022
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Boonen, Marijn (author)
With over 6 billion smartphones in use worldwide, high emissions and a considerable amount of e-waste, there is a need for a more sustainable approach. One such an approach is prolonging the use-times of smartphones, and for that repair should be popularised. This thesis examines how to prolong the use-time of smartphones through stimulating...
master thesis 2022
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Iftikhar, Noor (author)
In recent years, an increasing amount of plastic packaging waste has drawn attention from consumers, media and policymakers alike. To tackle this, the concept of a circular economy (CE) is well established in Europe through the implementation of the European Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy. The strategy places an importance on...
master thesis 2021
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Bessai, Riel (author)
This project considers the implications of carbon-negative materials in product design. It speculates on a future where decarbonization of different sectors of the economy increases the ubiquity of carbon-negative materials. Under these conditions, certain materials become a source of negative emissions, and their consumption benefits the planet...
master thesis 2021
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Gawde, Pranav Ravindra (author)
The principles of repair and maintenance, reuse, and repurposing of products in a circular economy aim at further minimizing the environmental impact during the use of products before being processed for recycling. However, studies on lattice structures in various fields focus on mechanical characteristics, design, and manufacturing methods....
master thesis 2021
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