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Meijer, Ernst (author)
With high global ambitions for sustainability and circularity and increasing energy prices, the recycling industry keeps innovating to keep up with political goals and customer demand. Reducing the energy consumption in the recycling process reduces environmental impact and reduces financial costs for the customer. A energy intensive process...
master thesis 2024
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Henschel, Florian (author)
Consumer repair practices are detrimental to advancing the circular economy since they are a vital strategy for prolonging a product‘s lifetime and saving resources. Despite the need for repair services for a functioning circular economy, the practice of Repair for consumers has declined, and more and more citizens prefer product replacement...
master thesis 2024
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Jiang, Yan (author), Vázquez, Ricardo Javier (author), McCuskey, Samantha R. (author), Yip, Benjamin Rui Peng (author), Quek, Glenn (author), Ohayon, David (author), Kundukad, Binu (author), Wang, Xuehang (author), Bazan, Guillermo C. (author)
In alignment with widespread interest in carbon neutralization and sustainable practices, we disclose that conjugated polyelectrolyte (CPE) hydrogels are a type of recyclable, electrochemically stable, and environmentally friendly pseudocapacitive material for energy storage applications. By leveraging ionic-electronic coupling in a...
review 2024
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Vahidi, A. (author), Gebremariam, A.T. (author), Di Maio, F. (author), Meister, K.R. (author), Koulaeian, T. (author), Rem, P.C. (author)
The construction industry urgently requires a resilient information system for effective coordination of data transmission among various stakeholders, including both the public and private sectors. Such an advanced digital solution would not only enhance transparency along the value chain but also improve both the quality of and confidence in...
journal article 2024
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Polyportis, Athanasios (author), Mugge, R. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author)
Despite their environmental benefits, products made from recycled materials are not readily adopted. Prior studies focused on improving consumer adoption via product attributes and marketing elements, but the impact of product appearance remains a gap in the literature. This research contributes by investigating how observability of the recycled...
journal article 2024
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Roetman Roetman, E.C. (author), Joustra, J.J. (author), Heideman, Geert (author), Balkenende, R. (author)
Innovation is crucial to meet the circular economy goals for tire recycling. Devulcanization, an innovative recycling method of reprocessing tire rubber, offers a pathway towards achieving circular economy objectives. While previous research on devulcanization has primarily focused on technical aspects, this study shifts the focus towards...
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Bradley, J.E. (author), Auping, Willem L. (author), Kleijn, René (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Sprecher, Benjamin (author)
Tin is an important metal for society with a high risk of supply disruptions. It is, therefore, classified as a critical material in many parts of the world. An exception is the European Union, for which tin was classified as a non-critical material in 2023. However, there are many discrepancies in the literature regarding the definitions and...
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Wang, Jianyun (author), Zhang, Rui (author), Hou, Fuxing (author), Ye, G. (author)
Microbial induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) technology has been successfully used to enhance the properties of recycled concrete aggregates. However, the complex source and varied physical and chemical properties of recycled aggregates may have influence on the modification efficiency since microbes are often sensitive to the...
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Bellouki, Imad (author)
This work presents an ASIC designed for portable (wearable) ultrasound (US) imaging systems. The ASIC employs a new type of energy-efficient high-voltage (HV) transmit pulser able to generate pulses up to 30V directly from a low-voltage battery supply to excite an ultrasound transducer. HV operation is a necessity in US imaging transceiver...
master thesis 2023
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Hennings, Clara (author)
The mitigation of climate change and the transition to a more sustainable and circular use of resources are two of the largest challenges of our time. To this end, the European Commission proposed the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) and Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) in March 2023 as further pillars to its Green Deal. While the NZIA focuses on...
master thesis 2023
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Hansen, Mervin (author)
Introduction: The environmental impact of singleuse medical plastics is a growing concern. One such plastic component, autoclave laminated plastic (ALP), commonly used in medical sterilization pouches, is typically discarded after use, but it holds potential for recycling. This research paper investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of...
master thesis 2023
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van Zeijl, Thomas (author)
In the field of 3D printing, Multi Material Additive Manufacturing (MMAM) has gained substantial recognition, as it offers interesting new possibilities. MMAM allows the combination of diverse polymers to create products with enhanced, composite properties. However, a significant challenge emerges when chemically incompatible polymers are...
master thesis 2023
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Akraa, Khaled (author)
The increasing demand for sand in the construction sector underscores the need for sustainable alternatives to natural sand. This bachelor's thesis explores the application of Fine Recycled Concrete Aggregate (fRCA) produced by Heating air and classification system (HAS) from the Concrete To Cement and Aggregate (C2CA) technology as a...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Keijer, Anniek (author)
This report delves into the intricacies of sustainable consumer behavior, in the context of Schiphol airport. Schiphol airport is a large airport with large numbers of passengers. These passengers also create waste, which is discarded of. Schiphol has the aim to be zero-waste by 2030.<br/>PET bottles and cans could be seen as a big contributor...
master thesis 2023
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Zuo, Enya (author)
Valyuu, a pre-owned digital device trading startup, currently faces the issue of losing customers during the order placement process. My task is to create a doorstep service tailored to their specific needs, aiming to streamline the seller's journey from order placement to getting the payment. Although doorstep service is not innovative in the...
master thesis 2023
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Paulina, Suenley (author)
Many of the high-performance portable electronics and electric vehicles (EVs) on the market depend on lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as their primary energy source. If millions of EVs are to be manufactured each year, rigorous resource management for EV battery manufacturing, as well as a material- and energy efficient 3R system (reduce, re-use,...
master thesis 2023
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Lu, Yundi (author)
As of 2021, China's newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity has topped the world for nine consecutive years. Considering that the general life of crystalline silicon PV modules is 25 years, in the near future, China will face a wave of decommissioning of waste PV modules. Therefore, it is crucial to develop and improve China's PV module...
master thesis 2023
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Jaspers, Geert (author)
2022 SODAQ, manufacturer of the general purpose asset tracker: TRACK, committed itself to take environmental and social responsibility and got rebranded as a ‘World-friendly IoT’ company. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the current TRACK product, performed by an external company, proved that decreasing the impact of the enclosure might provide...
master thesis 2023
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Gali, Harshraj (author)
Two words that could epitomize the focal point of today’s society are ”Energy Transition” and ”Sustainability”. The PV systems are at the forefront of this energy transition. In PV systems, first-generation Si-based PV modules are the market leaders with a market share of 92.5% in 2020. However, sustainability concerns have emerged in recent...
master thesis 2023
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Christodoulakos, Miltiadis (author)
Integrating shipyards with the surrounding context and unveiling the strong relation between this historic industry and Istanbul. As mentioned in the problematization section, the industry shapes leftover spaces which are not currently used. The project will aim to utilize these spaces in the shipyards by creating a series of interventions...
master thesis 2023
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