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Sassenburg, M. (author)
Nature has been in balance for tens of thousands of years, but since the Industrial Revolution mankind has been disturbing this balance by utilizing fossil fuels for technological advancement and for societal prosperity (Chapter 1). Fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas were able to power newly found inventions like the steam and combustion...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Venugopal, A. (author)
Climate change, due to the continued emissions of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere and subsequent warming of the planet, is an existential crisis facing humanity. The rising temperature is are resulting in the melting of our ice caps and glaciers, influencing the weather patterns, are making many parts of the world unliveable and are driving...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Ripepi, D. (author)
In the last century, the indiscriminate use of fossil energy to power the industrial revolution and technological progress of humankind, has led to the depletion of limited natural resources and, most importantly, the emission and accumulation of alarming levels of pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. One of the major...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Liu, K. (author)
The urgent threat of global warming and the demand for sustainable fuels have made the electroreduction of CO2 a priority, due to its possibility in closed-loop cycle of carbon. The energy conversion and strategy can diminish the content of CO2 in the atmosphere, convert renewable electricity into chemical energy and store it in chemical bonds,...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Chandrashekar, S. (author)
The development of carbon dioxide sequestration and conversion technologies can help set up additional loops in the naturally occurring carbon cycle. It presents the unique opportunity to transition from a fossil fuel based industry to a CO2 based industry. Life cycle analysis of CO2 conversion processes which take into account the entire...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Yang, K. (author)
The concept and necessity of an "energy transition" has become well-known as the general public acknowledges the severe consequences of climate change. As a side effect of industrial revolution, which has brought advances to modern society by burning fossil fuels, pollutants and greenhouse gases are also released to the atmosphere. As a result,...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Blommaert, M.A. (author)
Electrochemistry can be a useful technology to enable the transition toward renewable energy sources and to prevent further climate change. Some electrochemical applications are already industrially implemented, like water electrolysers, while others, like CO2 reduction, need further development to be industrially competitive. Here, a bipolar...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Bohra, D. (author)
Increasing level of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) because of human activities is a serious threat to ecosystems on Earth due to global warming. A transition to net-zero CO2 emissions before 2050 is necessary to limit the global mean surface temperature rise to 1.5ºC-2ºC above preindustrial levels. Carbon capture and utilization technologies...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Firet, N.J. (author)
Fossil resources are being depleted, while the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere rises. There clearly is a strong and immediate need for a radical energy transition. Renewable energy is growing strongly as supplier of fossil-free electricity, but it needs large-scale and long-term storage options in order to be able to make a real impact on...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Digdaya, I.A. (author)
The global transition from fossil-based resources to renewable energy is critically important to address the sharply increasing threat of global climate change and to ensure long-term energy security. One attractive candidate to substitute for conventional fossil fuels is hydrogen. Hydrogen is an excellent energy carrier that can be directly...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Trzesniewski, B.J. (author)
Our civilization is facing one of the biggest challenges in its entire history: the energy transition. The growing demand for energy, the scarcity of resources and climate change are the three main factors driving the change. Firstly, the world population is expected to keep on growing, and many poor countries are projected to experience rapid...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Valenti, M. (author)
This work exploits the ability of the spark discharge particle generator (SDG) to produce metallic nanoparticles (NPs) with control over the size, shape and composition, to unravel the plasmonic mechanisms by which NPs can enhance the photoelectrochemical performance of semiconductor photoanodes. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the SDG and the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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