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Hartmann, J. (author), van der Aa, Monique (author), Wuijts, Susanne (author), de Roda Husman, Ana Maria (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)

The presence of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment may affect human health via exposure to drinking water. And, even if some of these emerging contaminants are not a threat to human health, their presence might still influence the public perception of drinking water quality. Over the last decades, much research has been done on...

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Aziabah Akanvose, A.B. (author)
In Ghana, public housing which is provided mainly for government employees plays an important role in socio-economic development. For instance, civil servants are more likely to accept transfers to areas where their services are most needed. Unfortunately, attention to public housing in Ghana has diminished over the years largely due to shift in...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Imparato, D. (author), Teunissen, P.J.G. (author), Tiberius, C.C.J.M. (author)

The Minimal Detectable Bias (MDB) is an important diagnostic tool in data quality control. The MDB is traditionally computed for the case of testing the null hypothesis against a single alternative hypothesis. In the actual practice of statistical testing and data quality control, however, multiple alternative hypotheses are considered. We...

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Ledoux, H. (author)
The validity of 3D primitives in 3D GIS datasets is often a prerequisite for using them in simulation and decision-making software, e.g. visibility analysis, noise pollution assessment, and energy estimation. However, while agreed definitions exist (in the international standard ISO19107), most software vendors ignore them and implement simpler...
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Marais, Lochner (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Napier, Mark (author), Cloete, Jan (author), Lenka, Molefi (author)
Under apartheid, black African households could not own land or homes in most
major urban centres in South Africa. This limited residential mobility and locked many households into state rental accommodation in townships. Homeownership for all South Africans was restored in the mid-1980 s and the Group Areas Act was repealed in 1991.
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Ding, J. (author)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are important air pollutants and play a crucial role in climate change. NOx emissions are important for chemical transport models to simulate and forecast air quality. Up-to-date emission information also helps policymakers to mitigate air pollution. In this thesis, we have focused on providing better NOx emission estimates...
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Wahyudi, A. (author), Kuk, George (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)

Data seldom create value by themselves. They need to be linked and combined from multiple sources, which can often come with variable data quality. The task of improving data quality is a recurring challenge. In this paper, we use a case study of a large telecom company to develop a generic process pattern model for improving data quality....

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Sahai, A.K. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
This paper presents an approach with which perceived audible differences in aircraft sounds can be quantified and presented in an objective manner. The objective quantification of the subjectively heard audible differences is intended to serve two primary goals. It can firstly enable developers of auralization technology to make the auralized...
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Bernelli-Zazzera, Franco (author), Angeles, Maria (author), Prats, Martin (author), Marulo, Francesco (author), Hanus, Daniel (author), Melkert, J.A. (author), Guglieri, Giorgio (author), Bauer, Pascal (author), Pantelaki, Irene (author), Wasser, Iring (author), Deconinck, Herman (author), Bosilca, Ruxandra (author), Saari, Hanna-Kaisa (author)
The paper presents a possible roadmap for the definition of a European quality label for aerospace related higher education degrees. The proposal is the result of a two-years long Horizon 2020 project that has involved a great portion of the European stakeholders in aerospace: Universities, research centres, industries (both small and large)...
conference paper 2018
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Baharmand, Hossein (author), Comes, M. (author)

Information plays a critical role in humanitarian assistance. It has become a product that is shared for multiple purposes such as situational awareness, decision-making, coordination, reporting, and attracting funding. In the aftermath of sudden onset disasters, humanitarians are constrained with huge workload, time pressure, and...

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Moreno Rodenas, A.M. (author), Cecinati, Francesca (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)

Integrated Catchment Modelling aims to simulate jointly urban drainage systems, wastewater treatment plant and rivers. The effect of rainfall input uncertainties in the modelling of individual urban drainage systems has been discussed in several studies already. However, this influence changes when simultaneously simulating several urban...

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Hartog, Niels (author), Stuijfzand, Pieter (author)

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is a promising method of increasing water availability in water stressed areas by subsurface infiltration and storage, to overcome periods of drought, and to stabilize or even reverse salinization of coastal aquifers. Moreover, MAR could be a key technique in making alternative water resources available, such as...

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Junier, S.J. (author)
The thesis deals with the use of computer software to inform policy planners in the context of debates about evidence based policy making and the role of experts and expertise in policy planning. Specifically it analyses the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the Netherlands and the development of a decision...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Veer, F.A. (author), Bristogianni, T (author), Baardolf, G. (author)
Spontaneous failures in thermally toughened glass are frequently reported, although the actual percentage is quite small, suppliers in the Netherlands reporting one or two cases a year while thousands of tempered panels are supplied. These cases are rarely investigated in the Netherlands because the broken thermally toughened glass is usually...
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Rusca, Maria (author), Boakye-Ansah, Akosua Sarpong (author), Loftus, Alex (author), Ferrero, Giuliana (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)

Urban political ecology attempts to unravel and politicize the socio-ecological processes that produce uneven waterscapes. At the core of this analysis are the choreographies of power that influence how much water flows through urban infrastructure as well as where it flows, thereby shaping conditions and quality of access in cities. If these...

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Gunawan, Helmi (author), Bressers, Hans (author), Mohlakoana, Nthabi (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
Climate policy has a strong influence on policy processes at national levels in Indonesia, while other policies with a focus on air quality improvement are being implemented at local levels. Indonesia as a developing country has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29 percent by the year 2030. This calls into question the...
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Bakker, M.C.M. (author)
Automated optic inspection of concrete aggregates for pollutants (e.g. wood, plastics, gypsum and brick) is required to establish the suitability for reuse in new concrete products. Inspection is more efficient when directly sampling the materials on the conveyor belt instead of feeding them in a sampled stream to the sensor system. However,...
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Vrijders, Jeroen (author), Dooms, Bram (author), Van Itterbeeck, Petra (author)
Although there has been extensive research and several demonstration projects in Belgium and abroad, the use of recycled aggregates in concrete is still limited in practice. Several barriers were identified: lack of practical experience, limiting standards and the need for specific quality assurance. The paper describes recent developments in...
conference paper 2017
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Xing, C. (author), Tan, Yiqiu (author), Liu, X. (author), Anupam, K. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)

Failure behavior of asphalt mixture is the process of local deformation accumulation, therefore, local deformation investigation is the base work of failure behavior. Digital image correlation (DIC) method is an optical method which can calculate the local deformation in the failure process. This paper aims to evaluate the precision, select...

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Bluijssen, P.M. (author), van Zeist, F. (author), Kurvers, S.R. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Pont, S.C. (author), Wolters, Bart (author), van Hulst, Luuk (author), Meertins, D (author)

Research has shown that staying indoors is not good for our health. People spend more and more of their time indoors. Therefore, providing a healthy and comfortable indoor environment is very important. The SenseLab will contribute to the understanding of and coping with the indoor environment. Students, teachers, researchers, but also the...

journal article 2017
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