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Carver, Lindsey (author)
Pre-fermentation of influent has been proposed as a method to improve phosphorus removal capacity, granulation, and simultaneous nitrification denitrification for aerobic granular sludge plants. This thesis sought to determine the influence of increasing VFA concentrations on performance of aerobic granular sludge plants and key considerations...
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Wu, Jiahao (author)
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a promising technology to process protein-rich wastewater. However, incomplete protein degradation during the acidification of organic matter is frequently observed when carbohydrates are present. Literature reports little information to explain the mechanisms behind this phenomenon. This MSc study investigated the...
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Verstijnen, Bart (author)
Recent development have caused that the policy regarding the installation of onshore wind turbines on embankments has changed to 'Yes, provided that ...' in the Netherlands. (Simplified) approaches are available within professional practice to analyse the risk of liquefaction, but are considered to be conservative. In this thesis, a methodology...
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Swinnen, Jan (author)
In recent years, a growing amount of movable highway bridges with a timber deck are approaching the end of their service life. Since these bridges have opened, the traffic intensity has increased yearly and environmental effects had the opportunity to deteriorate the bridges slowly. Inspections revealed that the main load-carrying elements are...
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van Dam, Johan (author)
New and existing bridges in the Netherlands must abide by structural safety codes, such as the Eurocode. In this code, structural safety is expressed through the reliability index 훽. For certain reference periods a threshold value for 훽 exists. When applying prescribed load models given in the Eurocode, the structure is guaranteed to at least...
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Nahimana, A. (author)
In this thesis, the quality and usefulness of crowdsourced precipitation measurements from 01/01/2019 to 31/01/2020 of 63 stations held by farmers in Burundi are investigated. Common sources of errors in the measurements are identified following field visits and discussions with farmers. Two filters for identifying and removing faulty zeros and...
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Boertje, J.P.L. (author)
A transition towards a circular economy is proposed by initiators like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and architect Thomas Rau, in order to preserve and enhance natural capital, optimise resource yields, and minimise system risks. A circular economy seeks to ultimately decouple global economic development from the consumption of non-renewable...
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Zhang, Haochen (author)
Anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) is a promising technology to treat phenolic wastewater. Conductive materials such as magnetite and granular activated carbon have been reported to be capable of improving anaerobic digestion by facilitating direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET). This research first investigated the effect of magnetite...
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Wang, Xinyi (author)
This research explored two types of models, ARIMA and multiple linear regression, for forecasting tourist counts in 7 locations around Amsterdam red light district, for the prediction horizon of up to 30 minutes.
student report 2020
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Yao, Lu (author)
Ceramic nanofiltration (NF) is a newly developed technology for municipal sewage reclamation for drinking water production, agricultural and industrial utilisation, but organic fouling limits it to pilot-scale application. Herein, Fenton-based cleaning catalysed by FeOCl pre-coat was performed on ceramic NF membrane to clean persistent gel-like...
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de Groot, Ernst (author)
According to a report published by the Dutch Safety Investigation Board in early September 2019, the safety of remotely controlled bridges is not su_cient (Onderzoeksraad voor de Veiligheid, 2019, pg.58). This report was published after the occurrence of two severe accidents in Zaandam, on the Den Uylbrug and the Prins Bernhardbrug. On both...
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Jonker, R.G. (author)
In this research OpenFOAM is used to model and determine the complex hydrodynamic behaviour of a Homogeneous low-crested structure (HLCS) consisting of cubipod artificial concrete elements. The validated model is used to gain insight in the design sensitivities of a two dimensional cross sectional layout to reduce sea wall overtopping. HLCS and...
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Drillenburg ook genaamd Lelijveld, M.P. (author)
In light of the global attempts to reduce material use by the construction industry, this research focuses on combining topology optimisation with additive manufacturing of steel. It is investigated whether an automated procedure can be developed to generate reliable strut and tie models for reinforced concrete elements, while satisfying the...
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Hahury, M.M.H. (author)
Explicit rules for safety verification of open cold-formed lightweight beam-to-tubular column joints are missing in the current EC3-1-8. By developing economical detailing, with design guidance based on Eurocodes, the market share for new buildings, renovation and for additional storeys on existing buildings will increase. Within the...
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Oonk, Robin (author)
Practical combinations of floor configurations and support conditions are studied for the development of a lightweight timber building method that is suitable for multi-family residential buildings. Classical vibration theory forms the base for a methodology that is developed to assess transmittance of vibrations to adjoining floor fields....
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van Marrewijk, Chris (author)
Although the concept of a submerged floating tunnel (SFT) originates from the early 1900s, the cross-section is always assumed to be circular or rectangular. In this research, it is investigated whether this assumption is valid. In order to find the optimal cross-section, the optimization process is split into two targets. The first targets aims...
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BARZEGARSEDIGH, Amir (author)
In recent decades, rail transport has become a popular mean of transportation due to its efficiency and environmental friendliness technology which lead to increasing the axle loads, speed and recurrence of the trains. These enhanced service provisions resulted in new challenges to the sustainability of the railway systems. Insulated rail joint ...
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Laurens, Florian (author)
The seasonal Chindwin river (Myanmar) forms the central artery for transportation in the region. However, the dynamic river behaviour, archaic boat equipment and limited monitoring, yearly results in large numbers of grounding ships, causing injuries and economic losses. A pilot project involving CoVadem technology was initiated in the beginning...
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Wei, Mengya (author)
Root zone storage capacity Sr is a significant variable for hydrology and climate studies, as it strongly influences the hydrological behaviour of a catchment. A climate-derived method (water-balance between precipitation and transpiration) was applied for estimating Sr values for 113 catchments in Australia. Various climate, hydrological and...
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Sinke, Joël (author)
During the design phase of a foundation installation aspects are easily overlooked. When this aspect is overlooked a foundation element risks not reaching its design depth or getting damaged during the installation process. As a result significant delays and/or costs could occur. A driveability study gives insight in the installation aspects of...
master thesis 2020
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