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Holste, Insa (author)
Today’s society relies significantly on the use of plastics of all kinds. While the material provides many benefits, plastic pollution poses a heavy threat to the environment. To reduce the environmental impact of plastics while still benefitting from their use, various certifications aim at labelling different plastic...
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Käller, Eva (author)
The textile and clothing industry is one of the most polluting industries worldwide and requires the use of many resources.Textile-to-textile recycling can be crucial for closing the material loop and transition towards a circular textile and clothing industry. Currently, only 1% of textile waste is recycled into new high-quality textile items....
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Schoenmakers, Joris (author)
Due to the increasing impact of terrestrial agriculture on climate change, the attention of a myriad of industries is shifting towards the use of alternative, low-emission resources. Seaweed cultivation has presented itself as a contribution to the mitigation of the increased pressure on current resources. However, coastal and offshore marine...
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Elbing, Raphael (author)
The growing world population gaining affluence is driving the extraction of raw materials. Resource availability is finite and concerns about future supply shortages rise. An approach to tackle this problem is circular economy which entails multiple strategies to reduce the demand of virgin materials. The implementation of those strategies...
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Reinhard, Marko (author)
To meet global market demands, it will remain important to further scale up photovoltaics (PV) production. During the production of solar cells, several defects can occur. Current approaches in quality inspection are reaching their speed limits. This thesis project evaluates the feasibility of faster quality inspection by using deep learning...
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Manzanaro Pilling, Rober (author)
The activities of humans are increasingly influencing the Earth's systems. The climate is changing and the ecosystems are being affected by our actions. If we stay in the same path, the consequences could be catastrophic. For this reason, there is a growing focus on how to minimise our negative impacts on the planets and develop in a more...
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Wurmböck, Octavio (author)
Aquacultures are rapidly increasing worldwide to meet the rising protein demand caused by population growth. However, commonly used fish feed products are known to harm the environment while depleting natural species. Various microbial protein forms are thus being investigated, such as those using hydrogen-oxidising bacteria, referred to as MP....
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Böcher, Catrin (author)
Transitioning of energy intensive industries (EIIs) towards more sustainability forms an important building block in achieving the Paris climate goals. Silicon carbide (SiC) production is such an EII, though it has not yet received much attention in systemic research. This thesis attempts to fill this gap by studying how SiC flows through the...
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Juárez Pastor, Lidia (author)
India has experienced rapid industrialisation which has led to a significant increase in consumption and, in turn, in waste generation. The informal waste sector (IWS) plays a key role in managing consumer waste. However, this sector is subject to negative social and economic conditions and its integration in formal systems remains unsolved....
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Indriana, Sandy (author)
Municipal Solid Waste has been an issue that is affecting people globally. The rapid urbanization and population growth created an immense waste generation in the process, making it more difficult to completely manage the waste due to the amount and complexity of the waste composition. Indonesia is not excluded from the issue, where there is an...
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Kraaijvanger, Chiem (author)
As the effects of climate change are more and more materializing around the globe it is ever more important to reduce our reliance on a fossil fuel based energy system. When coupling this to an ongoing trend of urbanization in many places across the world, the energy systems of our cities become of particular interest. However, the transition...
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Smale, Christopher (author)
The European Union has set itself the target of becoming climate neutral by 2050 through a series of policies affecting industries such as the energy sector. This sector will be subject to considerable change with renewable energies set to replace fossil fuels. However, the EU will not be able to solely rely on its domestic production of...
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Boyce, Johanna (author)
Using the IEA Ammonia Roadmap aligned with the IMAGE electricity scenarios, an extensive database was produced allowing for prospective LCAs across three storylines from 2020 to 2050 (SSP2-Base, SSP2-RCP26, SSP2-RCP19). The scenarios correspond respectively to 3.9, 2.0, and 1.5°C of global warming in 2100 (vs. pre-industrial levels). Regionally,...
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Calvo Mena, Nicolás (author)
The food system is strongly related to the pressure of our planetary boundaries, being responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions, land use change, biodiversity loss, biochemical flows, and freshwater use. The dominant system in food production is monoculture, using agrochemicals and motorized equipment. However,...
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Wendt, Carla (author)
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Kort, Mando (author)
The time we spend on activities has consequences for consumption and related emissions. A four-day workweek is assumed by some to have an improved effect on well-being and reducing emissions, however, the consumption from additional leisure time could counteract the benefits. Therefore, this research looks at the impact of a four-day workweek on...
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Schulze Giménez, Norma (author)
We are currently experiencing the effects of overconsumption and overproduction in the textile industry due to a linear economy. To tackle this, a prospective solution emerges. A new manufacturing technique toward a circular and carbon neutral path for sustainable development: sustainable textile crafts. In this context, this study investigates...
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Griffioen, Noah (author)
The CONE-LCA framework is a promising framework that can be used to assess the impact of food items on human health and the environment. However, the nutrition-health assessment in the CONE-LCA framework quantifies the health impacts of food at the level of food items with the use of an indicator that is based on only few nutrients and otherwise...
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Roos zich noemende en schrijvende Lindgreen, Lucas (author)
In current LCA studies, the environmental footprint of transport processes is calculated using the weight of the product and the distance travelled. This cannot be considered accurate for returnable packagings that reduce in volume when empty. The weight of the freight as well as the number of trips needed varies and is not taken into account in...
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van der Bent, Emma (author)
Inherently related to the quadrupling of global population and the 20-fold increase of global economic output in the last century, is the increase of inputs of raw materials and energy into society and its corresponding outflows. In order to lower the volume of outflows and effectively control pollution, a reduction of raw material use...
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