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Farajzadeh, R. (author)
To mitigate the negative impacts of hydrocarbon fuels on climate change complementary decision tools should be considered when selecting or evaluating the performance of a certain production scheme. The exergy analysis can give valuable information on the management of the oil and gas reservoirs. It can also be used to calculate the CO<sub>2<...
journal article 2019
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Fernández-Dacosta, Cora (author), Shen, Li (author), Schakel, Wouter (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author)
The deployment of low-emission alternative fuels is crucial to decarbonise the transport sector. A number of alternatives like hydrogen or dimethyl ether/methanol synthesised using CO<sub>2</sub> as feedstock for fuel production (hereafter refer to “CO<sub>2</sub>-based fuels”) have been proposed to combat climate change. However, the...
journal article 2019
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Tanzer, S.E. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author), Geraedts, S. (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author)
The impending restrictions on the sulfur content and greenhouse gas emissions of marine fuels represent a challenge for the maritime shipping industry and an opportunity for alternative fuels that may have lower environmental impacts but are not currently economically competitive. This study developed an integrated screening model to compare...
journal article 2019
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Kapetanović, M. (author), van Oort, N. (author), Nunez, Alfredo (author), Goverde, R.M.P. (author)
This paper presents a review of research and models regarding sustainability of railway passenger services. In order to take into account all relevant aspects in terms of environmental impacts of a railway passenger service, a holistic system perspective is required, that includes a whole life cycle assessment. A life cycle approach is important...
conference paper 2019
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Zhang, Chunbo (author), Hu, Mingming (author), Dong, L. (author), Gebremariam, A.T. (author), Mirand-Xicotencatl, Brenda (author), Di Maio, F. (author), Tukker, Arnold (author)
The increasing volume of Construction and demolition waste (CDW) associated with economic growth is posing challenges to the sustainable management of the built environment. The largest fraction of all the CDW generated in the member states of the European Union (EU) is End-of-life (EOL) concrete. The most widely applied method for EOL concrete...
journal article 2019
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Sheldon, R.A. (author)
The first green chemistry metrics - the E factor (kgs waste/kg product) and atom economy (mol wt of product/sum of mol wts of starting materials) - were introduced in the early 1990s and were actually green chemistry avant la lettre. In the last two decades, these two metrics have been adopted worldwide by both academia and industry. The E...
review 2018
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Zhao, X. (author), Yang, Jixian (author), Ma, Fang (author)
For wastewater-related issues (WRI), life cycle assessment (LCA) is often used to evaluate environmental impacts and derive optimization strategies. To promote the application of LCA for WRI, it is critical to incorporate local impact of water pollutants. Organic pollution, a main type of water pollution, has not been given much consideration...
journal article 2018
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Fernandez Dacosta, C. (author), Stojcheva, Viktorija (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author)
Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) has the potential to provide business cases as CO<sub>2</sub> waste streams are turned into feedstock for the synthesis of marketable products. Although CCU could reduce fossil resource demand, its capability as a climate change mitigation option is under debate. In contrast to single-product CCU, this...
journal article 2018
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Stougie, L. (author), Tsalidis, G.A. (author), van der Kooi, H.J. (author), Korevaar, G. (author)
Power generation from biomass is mentioned as a means to make our society more sustainable as it decreases greenhouse gas emissions of fossil origin and reduces the dependency on finite energy carriers, such as coal, oil and natural gas. When assessing the sustainability of power generation from biomass, it is important to consider the supply...
journal article 2018
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Fernandez Dacosta, C. (author), Van Der Spek, Mijndert (author), Hung, Christine Roxanne (author), Oregionni, Gabriel David (author), Skagestad, Ragnhild (author), Parihar, Prashant (author), Gokak, D. T. (author), Strømman, Anders Hammer (author), Ramirez Ramirez, C.A. (author)
CO<sub>2</sub> utilisation is gaining interest as a potential element towards a sustainable economy. CO<sub>2</sub> can be used as feedstock in the synthesis of fuels, chemicals and polymers. This study presents a prospective assessment of carbon capture from a hydrogen unit at a refinery, where the CO<sub>2</sub> is either stored, or partly...
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Braymand, Sandrine (author), Feraille, Adélaïde (author), Serres, Nicolas (author), Feugeas, Françoise (author)
In a context of incitation to the waste recovery as recycled aggregates to be re-introduced into new concrete, this paper aims to compare the environmental impacts related to the composition of concrete to ones due to the transportation of the recycled aggregates, issued from demolition wastes, by implementing a life cycle assessment (LCA). This...
conference paper 2017
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Discha, F.E. (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Haije, W.G. (author), de Jong, W. (author), Kiel, J.H.A. (author)
This study evaluates whether a transition of large ports facilities to biofuel production for mobility improves the environmental performance and satisfies the renewable energy directive (RED) and it is the first LCA study that considers biofuel production from torrefied wood. The systems studied are wood, torrefied wood, and straw pellets...
journal article 2017
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Alsema, EA (author), Anink, D (author), Meijer, A. (author), Straub, A. (author), Donze, G (author)
A new methodology is proposed to assess integral performance of building with respect to energy and materials requirement over the building life cycle. Because the method builds on existing methods for Energy Performance and Materials Performance of Buildings, as defined by Dutch National Building Code, it provides an easily applicable method...
journal article 2016
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Liu, Xiaoming (author), Dai, Ji (author), Wu, Di (author), Jiang, Feng (author), Chen, Guanghao (author), Chui, Ho Kwong (author), van Loosdrecht, M.C.M. (author)
Global water security is a severe issue that threatens human health and well-being. Finding sustainable alternative water resources has become a matter of great urgency. For coastal urban areas, desalinated seawater could serve as a freshwater supply. However, since 20%–30% of the water supply is used for flushing waste from the city,...
journal article 2016
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Straub, A. (author)
Reliable service life data of building products are of great importance when completing environmental LCA (life cycle assessment) reviews, for LCC (life cycle costing) and for maintenance planning tasks. A research project was set up to answer the following research questions: (1) what are reliable service life data of current used building...
journal article 2015
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van der Lugt, P. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), van der Vegte, J.H. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the commonly accepted methodology to systematically assess the environmental impact of a material over the full life cycle, from the extraction of resources until the end phase of demolition or recycling (from cradle till grave).<br/>The first objective of this study is to gain a better understanding of the...
conference paper 2015
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Durucan, S. (author), Korre, A. (author), Shi, J.Q. (author), Idiens, M. (author), Stanczyk, K. (author), Kapusta, K. (author), Rogut-Dabrowska, A. (author), Kempka, T. (author), Wolf, K.H.A.A. (author), Younger, P. (author), Zavsek, S. (author), Poulsen, N.E. (author), Bojda, D. (author), Franzsen, S. (author), Muresan, M. (author), Gao, J. (author), Beath, A. (author), Mastalerz, M. (author)
The TOPS project takes a radical and holistic approach to coupled UCG-CCS, and thus the site selection criteria for the coupled processes, considering both geological, reservoir and process engineering aspects and different end-uses of the produced synthetic gas in order to optimise the whole value chain. In particular, the experimental research...
journal article 2014
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Wever, R. (author)
Packaging has always received a lot of attention within the field of design for sustainability. The classical approach has been to mainly focus on reducing the impact of the packaging. This approach stems from the ill-informed position that packaging is superfluous, or at best there only for marketing reasons. This is a rather guild-based...
conference paper 2014
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Stougie, L. (author), Van der Kooi, H.J. (author)
Several options exist for power generation, but it is difficult to determine which option is the most sustainable. When assessing the sustainability of an option or system, it is important to consider the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability and to take a life-cycle point of view. According to literature, a relationship...
conference paper 2013
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Van Dam, S.S. (author)
This publication is an extended version of the summary and conclusions of the doctoral thesis ‘Smart Energy Management for Households’. It is specifically intended to give practitioners dealing with HEMS in their day to day profession practical tools to strive to improve the use and effectiveness of HEMS. This booklet gives a concise summation...
book 2013
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