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Lin, X. (author)
This thesis provides tools for decision support systems for perishable goods logistics. It also provides an approach for enterprises to estimate the benefit of adopting the proposed logistic systems. Perishable products are produced, transported, and consumed all over the world. Thanks to perishable goods supply chains, we can enjoy safe, fresh,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, D. (author), Ortiz Sanchez, M.A. (author), Bluijssen, P.M. (author)
Background: It is well-known that indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in classrooms can have an effect on school children's comfort, health and performance. Unfortunately, information about the school children's perception of IEQ factors in their classrooms is still insufficient. The objective of this study was to better understand school...
journal article 2019
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Keuten, M.G.A. (author)
As swimmers enter a swimming pool, they release micro-organisms, particles and soluble substances. While chlorine is often used to inactivate micro-organisms, a side-effect of chlorination is the formation of unwanted disinfection by-products. In order to reduce these by-products, more knowledge is needed on the release of pollutants by bathers...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Yilmaz, D. (author)
Flight safety has been a fundamental aspect of aircraft, and the future demand for wider usage of aerial operations leads to more focus on the flight safety. Particularly rotorcraft require high standards of flight safety due to their inherent features, such as complicated rotary mechanisms, close-to-ground operations, and complex aerodynamic...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Mol, Stefan (author), Giorgi, Sara (author), Ahmad, J.I. (author), Liu, G. (author), Medema, G. (author)
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contribute to climate change. The public water utility of Amsterdam wants to operate climate neutrally in 2020 to reduce its GHG emissions. Energy recovery from the water cycle has a large potential to contribute to this goal: the recovered energy is an alternative for fossil fuel and thus contributes to the...
journal article 2018
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Siahaan, E. (author)
Multimedia systems are typically optimized in a way that maximizes users’ satisfaction of using the systems/services. This user satisfaction is what is commonly referred to as Quality of Experience (QoE). For visual media, such as images and videos, the optimization of QoE has meant reducing the visibility of artifacts (e.g. noise or other...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Aydin, B.E. (author), Rutten, M.M. (author), Abraham, E. (author)
Surface water salinization in deltaic areas due to saline groundwater exfiltration is an important issue. Fresh water diverted from the rivers is used for flushing the canals and the ditches in coastal areas to remove the low quality saline surface water mixed with saline groundwater. Worldwide, deltaic areas are under stress due to climate...
conference paper 2018
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A. Petrovsky, A. (author), Doole, M.M. (author), Ellerbroek, J. (author), Hoekstra, J.M. (author), Tomasello, F. (author)
The objective of this paper is to raise awareness about the significance of collecting and ensuring the quality of the obstacle data required for the safety of air navigation for both manned and unmanned aviation. This information could be of importance to geodetic, CityGML, 3D model and Building Information Management (BIM) community. With the...
conference paper 2018
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Chimot, J.J. (author)
The main objective of this thesis is to design a new aerosol layer height retrieval in order to improve the operational NO2 retrieval, both in the troposphere, from space-borne instruments for highly polluted events and under cloud-free conditions. This thesis focuses on the exploitation of the OMI satellite measurements acquired in the visible...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Armijos Moya, T.E. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Ottele, M. (author), Bluijssen, P.M. (author)
This paper reviews the state of art of vegetation systems and their effect on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ), based on scientific studies from the past 30 years. Some studies have shown that biophilic workspaces and interaction with plants may change human attitudes, behaviours, improve productivity and the overall well-being....
journal article 2018
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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...
journal article 2018
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Zhou, K. (author), Gorte, B. (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author), Widyaningrum, E. (author)
Change detection is an essential step to locate the area where an old model should be updated. With high density and accuracy, LiDAR data is often used to create a 3D city model. However, updating LiDAR data at state or nation level often takes years. Very high resolution (VHR) images with high updating rate is therefore an option for change...
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Overtoom, M.E. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author), Oostra, Mieke (author), Bluijssen, P.M. (author)
Temporary transformations of vacant buildings could alleviate the shortage of housing for urgent home seekers. However, not much is known about the transformation of buildings into temporary, adequate, and affordable housing. A multidisciplinary literature review covering design, indoor environmental quality, housing, and environmental...
journal article 2018
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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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Davids, J.C. (author), Rutten, M.M. (author), Shah, Ram Devi T. (author), Shah, Deep N. (author), Devkota, Nischal (author), Izeboud, P. (author), Pandey, Anusha (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Land development without thoughtful water supply planning can lead to unsustainability. In practice, management of our lands and waters is often unintegrated. We present new land-use, ecological stream health, water quality, and streamflow data from nine perennial watersheds in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, in the 2016 monsoon (i.e., August...
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Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Popa, Tudor (author), Anghel, Lucian Emmanuel (author), Hendriks, J.M. (author), Moraal, J. (author), Buretea, Laurentiu Dorin (author), Paragreen, Jon (author), Miron, Berbece (author), Gheorghe, Draghici (author), Campean, Mihail (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, we present preliminary results on the development of smart technology solutions for lower density railway lines. The goal is to reach a cost effective inspection and asset management to minimize maintenance
interventions time/cost without dedicated inspection vehicles. The proposed methods include axle box acceleration...
conference paper 2018
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Kelly, Elizabeth A. (author), Feng, Zhixuan (author), Gidley, Maribeth L. (author), Sinigalliano, Christopher D. (author), Kumar, Naresh (author), Donahue, Allison G. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), Solo-Gabriele, Helena M. (author)
When beach water monitoring programs identify poor water quality, the causes are frequently unknown. We hypothesize that management policies play an important role in the frequency of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) exceedances (enterococci and fecal coliform) at recreational beaches. To test this hypothesis we implemented an innovative...
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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...
journal article 2018
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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.
journal article 2018
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