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Mandić, Ivana (author)
The building and civil engineering sector is the most polluting sector in the Netherlands. Therefore, there is an increasing need for circular and sustainable products and processes. High demand for raw materials and high environmental pressure of this sector could be reduced by implementing the Circular Economy (CE) principles in the public...
master thesis 2021
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Tabosa da Silva, Ana Lyvia (author)
The rare-earth elements (REEs) are Europe’s most critical raw-materials group due to the high supply dependency on the Chinese REEs near-monopoly. The NdFeB permanent magnet in EOL hard disk drivers (HDDs) is an actual source of REEs. However, REEs recycling routes are still under development. Hydrometallurgical routes are attractive because...
master thesis 2021
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Galimberti, Federico (author)
Resilience has been gaining importance as a key element that prepares the supply chains to respond after disruptions. In this thesis, the material supply chain resilience framework is used to study the supply chain of tin before and during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tin is a small-scale market compared to other major metals...
master thesis 2021
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Bradley, Jessie (author)
Acceleration of the energy transition requires increased mining of materials. An important material for the energy transition is nickel, used in the stainless steel required for all energy infrastructure and an important component for both stationary batteries and batteries used in electric vehicles. Previous research has been done on the global...
master thesis 2021
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Lucassen, Emma (author)
The Dutch government aims to become fully circular in 2050 and to reduce the virgin material demand by 50% in 2030 (Rijksoverheid, 2016). For a country that has relied on a linear economy for centuries, this will prove to be a major challenge (Circle Economy, 2020; Rijksoverheid, 2016). Simultaneously, due to urbanization, the Dutch government...
master thesis 2020
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Altena, Robert (author)
In the Netherlands, almost half of the energy supplied to households is used for space heating. Since natural gas supplies heating fuel to almost 95% of residential buildings Dutch municipalities have to investigate the possibilities of diversifying their heating infrastructure in order to comply with government environmental goals. Possible...
master thesis 2020
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Claußner, Ralf (author)
Environmental impacts related to the global food system are increasingly addressed by academia, institutions, policy-makers and businesses. Fundamentally, decisions about food consumption rest with the customer, and although they are the largest stakeholder group in the food system, they are not adequately equipped to consider the environmental...
master thesis 2019
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Zhang, Bingyu (author)
In the Netherlands, many cities aim to promote cycling as a solution for sustainable mobility. However, the bicycle parking shortage is common. The popularity of ‘car-free city’ concept provides the opportunity to solve the problem by replacing car parking spaces to bicycle parking spaces. This study used a GIS-based location-allocation method...
master thesis 2019
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van der Kooij, Jim (author)
The Dutch government set two environmental goals by 2050. One of them is being climate neutral and the other one is to have a circular economy. In order to meet both goals in the best environmental conditions, extensive environmental research is required. This thesis is one of these researches and its main focus is on the climate neutral goal by...
master thesis 2019
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Browning, Graham (author)
Cities account for approximately 75% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This, along with the fact that cities also account for 75% of natural resource consumption and 50% of global waste production, makes urbanization a world-wide issue (Sukhdev, Vol, Brandt, & Yeoman, 2017). Additionally, the widely-practiced urban linear economic structure...
master thesis 2018
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Altanchimeg, Unu (author)
This thesis researches the possibilities of changing end-of-life strategies for leftover paint chain in Amsterdam using a sustainable business model framework. It compares three scenarios by evaluating their economic, environmental and social impact. The existing business models are mainly focused on the economic value. The purpose of this...
master thesis 2018
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Kotnis, Joanna (author)
Cobalt is one of the most important critical raw materials for emerging technologies. There are many incentives for analysis of this metal, from increasing demand for rechargeable batteries, rising prices and social issues involved. This paper is the first attempt to perform a substance flow analysis of cobalt at a city level. The analysis...
master thesis 2018
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Verhagen, Teun (author)
The heating transition goals of the Netherlands are ambitious. To reach the goal of an 80% reduction of CO2 emission by 2050, the total residential heat consumption would need to be drastically cut down. The Dutch government is leaning towards implementing large-scale heating networks and reusing waste heat from non-renewable industry. However,...
master thesis 2018
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