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Kong, P. (author)
The "UNESCO World Heritage Convention" was ratificated on November 16, 1972. Since then, both public and private sectors around the world have attached growing importance to the safeguarding and conservation of selected cultural and natural "objects", focusing on physical characteristics. World Heritage sites receive major publicity and as a...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Schweckendiek, T. (author)
Dikes and levees play a crucial role in flood protection in deltaic areas such as the Netherlands. Internal erosion piping or under-seepage is a major cause of levee failures and a main contributor to the probability of failure of river levees due to the large (mostly geotechnical) uncertainties. The present thesis investigates how geotechnical...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Janssen, M.H.A. (author)
The beta-lactam antibiotics are the most important class of antibiotics used today. In the last decade the production routes of these antibiotics have shifted from chemical routes to more environmentally benign routes using the enzyme penicillin G acylase. For both practical and economical reasons the enzyme is immobilised. As the kinetically...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Nyenje, P. (author)
This study investigates the generation, transport and fate of sanitation-related nutrients in groundwater and surface water in an urban slum area in sub-Saharan Africa. In excess, nutrients can cause eutrophication of downstream water bodies. The study argues that nitrogen-containing rains and domestic wastewater from slum areas were important...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Wang, W. (author)
Fibre metal laminates (FMLs)were developed and refined for their superior crack growth resistance and critical damage size that complimented the damage tolerance design philosophy utilized in the aerospace sector. Robust damage tolerance tools have been developed for FMLs. However, they tend to focus on the evolution of an isolated crack. There...
doctoral thesis 2017
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