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Beeftink, Mart (author), Hofs, Bas (author), Kramer, O.J.I. (author), Odegard, Ingrid (author), van der Wal, Albert (author)
In the Netherlands, central softening of drinking water is widely applied for reasons of public health, client comfort, economic and environmental benefits. Currently, the detrimental contributions of softening, in particular the use of chemicals and energy, are taken into account in the carbon footprint of the Dutch drinking water companies....
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), de Santo, Elena (author), Gallart, Jose Jorge Espí (author), Corberá, Joan Berzosa (author), Blanco, Frederic Clarens (author), Pesch, U. (author), Korevaar, G. (author)
MSocial Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) uses a life cycle perspective to assess social impacts of products, and the S-LCA guidelines describe developing the system boundaries based on a factory-level perspective. However, such a perspective may exclude stakeholders with a negative social performance which are cooperating with a factory but are...
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Apostolidou, Elisavet (author)
The transition towards sustainable and resource efficient urban water systems is a major challenge nowadays. To meet the high demands of urban life resources need to be efficiently used and resource recovery from generated “waste” streams should become a “new normal”. Water and wastewater can provide an alternative and environmentally viable...
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van Lier, Stefan (author)
This research focuses on identifying and evaluating ways to improve the sustainability of solid waste management (SWM) in semi-public spaces using the Efteling theme park as a case study. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this study is the first to apply an integrated waste management approach to optimize SWM in this context. The approach...
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van Wijnen, Wouter (author)
To meet the climate goals set by the government, the building sector needs to reduce its contribution to the environmental burden on society. However, the current situation in the Netherlands presents a major challenge to build more to reduce the housing shortage, while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. Therefore,...
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van Kootwijk, Wouter (author)
As of 2016, governments globally adopted the task to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability by committing to the targets from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs incorporate a set of 17 goals and 169 targets accompanied with more than 200 indicators that can guide towards achieving sustainable development by...
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Froeling, Katie (author)
In 2019 over 670000 new washing machines(WMs) were purchased in the Netherlands (Statista, 2020). With a WM ownershiprate of 98%, the Dutch people have one of the highest WM ownership percentagesin the world (Laitala et al., 2018). In the traditional business model (BM)these WMs will be used, discarded and recycled. In order...
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Viswanathan, Sharabheshwaran (author)
This thesis deals with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the manufacture of an EXASUN X-Glass photovoltaic (PV) module to understand its true environmental impact. The methodology and general guidelines for conducting an LCA on a Photovoltaic (PV) system are developed, within the scope of this thesis. The LCA follows a standard framework,...
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Hendriks, Ronald (author)
Climate change is a large and global concern. The healthcare sector contributes between 6% and 10% to national carbon emissions in developed countries. Within the healthcare sector, operation rooms are very resource-intensive. A lot of energy, medical products, equipment and pharmaceuticals are required to perform surgery on a daily basis. This...
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Nama Ashok kumar, N. (author)
Maharashtra, the second largest state in India in terms of population and area, is a fast-developing economy and meeting its electricity demand is crucial for its economic growth. Currently, power production is causing severe environmental and security issues mainly because of the reliance on coal plants in the state. In order to meet SDG 7 ...
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Slootweg, H.J. (author)
The aim of this research is to implement the effects of artificial light at night on moths in a model that functions as an impact category in the life cycle assessment methodology. The model defines the attraction of moths in a specific region of influence. This attraction might result in multiple direct and indirect effects that could lead to...
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Grace, Veronica (author)
Within the Netherlands, approximately 8.5 million tonnes of solid waste are produced annually. Being the capital city with the most populated district in the Netherlands, higher municipal solid waste accumulation in Amsterdam is in existence. A substantial portion of the municipal waste in Amsterdam is categorized as organic waste, with a...
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Lam, K.L. (author), Zlatanović, L. (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
Recovering resources from wastewater systems is increasingly being emphasised. Many technologies exist or are under development for recycling nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater to agriculture. Planning and design methodologies are needed to identify and deploy the most sustainable solutions in given contexts. For the...
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Ansorena Ruiz, Ruben (author)
It is widely known that climate change will cause sea level rise and larger river discharges in the close future (because more precipitation during a shorter amount of time will happen). In the Netherlands, the delta works were developed to protect the hinterland from sea-water during storm surge situations. The storm surge...
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Kohlheb, Norbert (author), van Afferden, Manfred (author), Lara, Enrique (author), Arbib, Zouhayr (author), Conthe Calvo, M. (author), Poitzsch, Christoph (author), Marquardt, Thomas (author), Becker, Mi Yong (author)
High Rate Algae Ponds (HRAPs) are a promising technology for the treatment of municipal wastewater in locations with sufficient space and solar radiation. Algae-based processes do not require aeration, and thus have the potential to be less energy-intensive than activated sludge processes. We used a combination of LCA and LCCA analysis to...
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Jansen, B. (author), van Stijn, A. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), van Bortel, G.A. (author)
The building industry is responsible for the highest resource use, amount of waste and emissions of all industries. The principles of the Circular Economy (CE) could offer an approach to create a more sustainable built environment. For a transition towards a circular built environment, a comprehensive assessment method is needed to support...
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Tanzer, S.E. (author), Blok, K. (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author)
This paper explores the potential of achieving negative emissions in steelmaking by introducing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in multiple steelmaking routes, including blast furnace and HIsarna smelt reduction, and Midrex and ULCORED direct reduction. Process modelling and life cycle assessment were used to estimate CO<sub...
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Wang, Z. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
The life cycle human health (HH) impacts related to aviation biofuels have been understood in a limited way. Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods for assessing HH are often associated with a high level of uncertainty and a low level of consensus. As a result, it remains challenging to perform a robust assessment of HH impacts with a...
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Silva Capaz, R. (author), Magalhaes de Medeiros, E. (author), Falco, Daniela G. (author), Seabra, Joaquim E.A. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
The use of renewable jet fuels (RJFs) is an option for meeting the greenhouse gases (GHG) reduction targets of the aviation sector. Therefore, most of the studies have focused on climate change indicators, but other environmental impacts have been disregarded. In this paper, an attributional life cycle assessment is performed for ten RJF...
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Zhao, X. (author), Bai, Shunwen (author), Tu, Yinan (author), Zhang, X. (author), Spanjers, H. (author)
Life cycle assessment (LCA) has proven to be a useful tool in assessing environmental technologies in a retrospective manner. To fully uncover the environmental improvement potential while advancing technologies under technical and environmental constraints, this study recommended approaching the LCA proactively to assess the progress of...
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