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van Breukelen, Roelie (author)
The study discusses the challenges posed by substances of concern (SoCs) in products, emphasizing the need to address them within the framework of a circular economy (CE). It introduces the Safe and Circular Design (SCD) method as a potential solution but notes its lack of practical testing. The study focuses on implementing the SCD method in...
master thesis 2024
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van der Knokke, Quan (author)
Inland shipping is an efficient way of freight transportation, especially in the Province of South Holland (the Netherlands), but this sector faces a significant challenge in further reducing climate change effects and local health and environmental impacts caused by the combustion of diesel fuel.<br/><br/>In this study, an analysis of the...
master thesis 2024
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Souaid, C. (author)
This thesis examines the potential of small, low-carbon, (near) zero-energy dwellings as a solution that would both address sustainability challenges and answer to the growing housing shortage in North-West Europe. It adopts a multidimensional outlook that encompasses institutional, social and technical aspects surrounding the dwellings. The...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Jiang, Luxi (author)
In the construction industry, composite structures combining concrete and steel are commonly employed in floor systems due to their exceptional performance in compression and tension. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), this thesis introduces a novel concept: a modularised floor system consisting of...
master thesis 2024
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Arblaster, Thomas (author)
Through exploratory scenario development, this study delves into the environmental impacts of European commercial aviation. Climate targets and the adoption of alternative aviation fuels (AAF) following ReFuelEU Aviation are assessed, considering e-fuel produced from direct air capture (DAC) and hydrogen aircraft. A novel method is applied,...
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Deroo, Pepijn (author)
For over 50 years, hydrazine has been the industry standard for monopropellant propulsion systems, widely used in satellite attitude and orbit control systems. However, hydrazine’s toxicity necessitates expensive handling procedures and may lead to a future ban of the propellant in Europe. This has motivated the development of novel...
master thesis 2024
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Sewnath, Madevi (author)
To reduce global warming the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) must be net zero in 2050, Paris agreement. In the Netherlands the building sector is responsible for 38% of total GHG emissions, 27% being operational carbon (related to energy use) and 11% embodied carbon (related to the use of materials). A large portion of the GHG emissions in...
master thesis 2024
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Ruangpan, L. (author), Vojinovic, Zoran (author), Plavšić, Jasna (author), Curran, Alex (author), Rosic, Nikola (author), Pudar, Ranko (author), Savic, Dragan (author), Brdjanovic, Damir (author)
Flooding is expected to increase due to climate change, urbanisation, and land use change. To address this issue, Nature-Based Solutions (NBSs) are often adopted as innovative and sustainable flood risk management methods. Besides the flood risk reduction benefits, NBSs offer co-benefits for the environment and society. However, these co...
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Thonemann, Nils (author), Saavedra-Rubio, Karen (author), Pierrat, Eleonore (author), Dudka, Katarzyna (author), Bangoura, Mathilde (author), Baumann, Nils (author), Bentheimer, Christian (author), Caliandro, Priscilla (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
Hybrid-electric aircraft represent a promising solution for the urgent need to decarbonize short-haul flights and bolster aviation sustainability. Nevertheless, the realization of hybrid-electric aircraft demands rigorous environmental impact analysis, given the substantial investments, time, and research required for technology development....
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Kokubo Roche, A.M.B. (author), Randazzo, Serena (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
The production of capital goods is often ignored in the life cycle inventory phase of life cycle assessment studies. In this study, we investigated whether capital goods production, i.e., manufacturing of capital equipment and construction of infrastructure, and operation affect the results of the social life cycle assessment (S-LCA), using a...
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Vilaça, M.V. (author), Correia, Gonçalo (author), Coelho, Margarida C. (author)
Shared Automated Electric Vehicles (SAEVs) are poised to revolutionize future transportation. However, potential drawbacks, including increased vehicle usage and the projected shorter vehicle lifespan, introduce critical factors that may impact efficiency and environmental benefits. This research introduces a framework that integrates Agent...
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Souaid, C. (author), ten Caat, P.N. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The 2050 decarbonization goals coupled with the growing housing shortage in Europe intensify the pressure on new-build dwellings to enhance their energy performance. Beyond a zero operational energy, the focus has shifted towards reducing embodied carbon (EC). Against this backdrop, this study investigates the simultaneous impact of downsizing...
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Bakshi, Jaskrit (author)
Having seen exponential growth in demand for air travel, the aviation industry has found itself trying to find a balance between economic growth, technological development, and environmental sustainability. This saw a shift in attention towards materials such as fiber reinforced composites, predominantly thermoset in the past with higher...
master thesis 2023
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Drop, Kevin (author)
Many functional photovoltaic (PV) modules are decommissioned prematurely, often due to the financially motivated repowering of PV systems. This study assesses under which circumstances there is an environmental incentive to reuse these modules as opposed to recycling and replacing them with new, more efficient modules. A life cycle assessment...
master thesis 2023
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Almeida Benalcazar, E.F. (author)
The mitigation of global warming requires an urgent shift from the fossil fuel-based productive matrix currently in place. Technological platforms are being developed to reduce the amount of carbon of fossil origin, which is emitted to the atmosphere as a side-product from the production of energy. Gas mixtures containing CO, H2 and CO2 are...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Hogerheijde, Sebastiaan (author)
This research addresses the environmental impact of foundations in lightweight housing units, focusing on BAM's timber house concept, FLOW. While the engineered timber superstructure is environmentally conscious, the foundation's contribution is often overlooked. The study aims to minimise the Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) of FLOW houses by...
master thesis 2023
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Blank, Bastiaan (author)
Absorbent mats, abundantly used in hospitals, are integral to maintaining hygiene and cleanliness by effectively collecting and retaining patient's bodily fluids. absorbent mats are available as disposable and reusable products. In the Netherlands, predominantly disposable products are used, and approximately 23 million absorbent mats are...
master thesis 2023
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Verkammen, Marnix (author)
With a continuously growing number of satellites in orbit, it becomes increasingly important to assess their impacts on the Earth's environment in a standardised manner. While interest in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for space missions has gained in strength in the past few years – particularly in Europe – no consensus has yet been reached on a...
master thesis 2023
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Frackers, Jesse (author)
It is observed that both cost and environmental impact are underemphasized criteria in the investment decision-making process of Institutional Real Estate Investment Funds (IREIFs). The limited adoption of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) within IREIFs' Performance Management Systems (PMS) hampers improved investment...
master thesis 2023
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Flores Mejia, Katia (author)
This thesis project proposes the introduction of bio-based materials in the design of unitised curtain wall façade systems. The work investigates a circular bio-based unitised façade design to understand its feasibility regarding thermal, technical, and environmental performance. The research is divided in four phases, including the material,...
master thesis 2023
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