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Agrawal, Tanuj (author)
Designing lightweight aircraft parts to improve fuel efficiency is crucial to meet the aviation sector’s goals of reducing CO2 emissions. However, it is also important to ensure that these lightweight parts have a lower CO2 footprint over their entire lifetime. Previous studies have successfully achieved this using topology optimization and low...
master thesis 2024
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Leone, Nicola (author), Scozzari, Gitana (author), Olandese, Francesco (author), Horeman, T. (author), Passera, Roberto (author), Arezzo, Alberto (author), Morino, Mario (author)
Hospitals in Europe produce approximately 6 million tons of medical waste annually, about one-third of this originating in operating rooms. Most of it is solid waste, which can be recycled if bodily fluids do not contaminate it. Only 2–3% of hospital waste must be disposed of as infectious waste, and this is much lower than the 50–70% of...
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Friedericy, H. J. (author), Friedericy, A. F. (author), de Weger, A. (author), van Dorp, E. L.A. (author), Traversari, R. A.A.L. (author), van der Eijk, A.C. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) in the form of postoperative deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after cardiac surgery is a rare, but potentially fatal, complication. In addressing this, the focus is on preventive measures, as most risk factors for SSI are not controllable. Therefore, operating rooms are equipped with heating,...
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Iwema, Rolf (author)
Green hydrogen has a pivotal place in the energy transition, addressing carbon emissions in hard-to-abate sectors. As global hydrogen demand rises, decarbonizing green production becomes vital. This study explores the influence of design choices and local weather patterns on the Carbon Footprint (CF) and Levelised Cost of Hydrogen (LCOH) for...
master thesis 2023
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Steneker, Tijmen (author)
The petrochemical industry accounts for approximately 20% of global industrial CO2 emissions. Ethylene manufacturing is one of the major components and has a high carbon footprint. This study explores the use of proton-conducting electrochemical cells (PCECs) for ethylene production - the WINNER process. This non-oxidative dehydrogenation (NODH)...
master thesis 2023
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IJzermans, Eva (author)
In 2015, the UN coined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with each goal based on three pillars: society, environment, and economy. Rapid growth can result in a country not succeeding in developing all pillars simultaneously. This, in turn, can lead to a stagnation of development. Ethiopia is a clear example of such stagnation, as inject...
master thesis 2023
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Teunissen, Rowin (author)
Purpose:<br/>Given the urgent need to decarbonize the building and construction industry to prevent a catastrophic climate breakdown. The United Nations has called for action from industry leaders to drastically decrease their carbon footprint, and bring it to zero by 2050 at the latest. Efforts to decrease operational carbon emissions...
master thesis 2023
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Rocha, Randy (author)
Due to population growth we need more buildings, but due to urbanization there are hardly any opportunities to densify in highly concentrated cities. While we inevitably need more buildings, we have to also take into account that the construction industry is one of the major contributors to climate change. In order to prevent further damage on...
master thesis 2023
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Verbraeken, Koen (author)
As a solution to declining availability of famland and as an alternative to unsustainable vertical farming, this thesis proposes a new farming practice: hybrid urban vertical farming. It has a high footprint utilization and combines vertical farming with daylight utilization. This is a summary of the research and results. <br/><br/>This research...
master thesis 2023
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Winiarczyk, Kevin (author)
Nowadays, air ducts components for ventilation used in offices, hospitals and schools are made from non-renewable materials mainly sheet metal and plastics. Continuing to feed the high demand of metals is a challenge and could result of depletion of natural resources. This raises the importance to look into renewable resources with a lower...
master thesis 2023
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Crielaard, R. (author)
Considering current trends in the Netherlands with regards to sustainability, there is a strong desire at Delft University of Technology to incorporate sustainable structural design strategies in the civil and structural engineering curriculum. Based on literature study and own experiences in practice, a coherent approach was developed, that can...
conference paper 2023
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Morell-Delgado, Gemma (author), Talens Peiró, Laura (author), Toboso Chavero, S.T.C.H. (author)
Although the number of studies assessing the textile sector is increasing, only a few focus on its waste management. This study aims to shed light on current textile waste disposal practices and account for their environmental impact. To do so, a combination of citizen surveying and environmental quantitative tools, such as material flow...
journal article 2023
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Papavasileiou, Maria (author)
Aviation is an important sector and one of the key contributors to today’s economy. With a forecasted annual growth rate of 4.4%, the sector is expected to expand even more in the coming years. This expansion is however followed by the environmental burdens aviation causes to the environment. Following the anticipated growth of the aviation...
master thesis 2022
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van Bruggen, Arthur (author)
Social and political pressure has made emissions an increasingly important subject for companies. The extension of the sustainability reporting mandate by the EU has increased the necessity for carbon transparency for companies in Europe. Warehousing and distribution account for 13\% global supply chain emissions and can be an important factor...
master thesis 2022
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Wu, Ran (author), Ma, Tao (author), Schröder, E. (author)
International trade and emission offshoring can reduce a country's domestic carbon dioxide emissions, helping it to reach emission reduction targets set under the prevailing territorial climate policy frameworks. We ask what is the net contribution of trade to national production-based emissions. Existing metrics (consumption-based emissions and...
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Hagenaars, Rosalie (author)
This thesis explores the relatively large contribution of the product category ‘chemicals n.e.c.’ (chemicals not elsewhere classified) to the Dutch healthcare sector’s carbon and material footprint observed in previous studies. For this, an input-output study using SNAC-EXIOBASE data was performed. SNAC-EXIOBASE uses national statistics for the...
master thesis 2022
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Herth, A. (author), Blok, K. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive analysis of the carbon footprint of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), including direct and indirect emissions from utilities, logistics and purchases, as well as a discussion about the commonly used method. Emissions are presented in three scopes (scope 1 reports...
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de Ridder, Else F. (author), Friedericy, Herman J. (author), van der Eijk, A.C. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
Highlights: What are the main findings? Using the HSMEA, it is possible to systematically reduce operating room waste. The HSMEA identifies carbon hotspots of surgical waste based on waste stream analysis. Solutions for improvement are found by applying the six Rs of waste management. What is the implication of the main finding? A...
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Dahlmann, K. (author), Grewe, V. (author), Matthes, S. (author), Yamashita, H. (author)
Climate impact of anthropogenic activities is more and more of public concern. But while CO<sub>2</sub> emissions are accounted in emissions trading and mitigation plans, emissions of non-CO<sub>2</sub> components contributing to climate change receive much less attention. One of the anthropogenic emission sectors, where non-CO<sub>2</sub>...
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Helmers, Eckard (author), Chang, Chia Chien (author), Dauwels, J.H.G. (author)
Universities, as innovation drivers in science and technology worldwide, should attempt to become carbon-neutral institutions and should lead this transformation. Many universities have picked up the challenge and quantified their carbon footprints; however, up-to-date quantification is limited to use-phase emissions. So far, data on embodied...
journal article 2022
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