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Aelen, Thomas (author)
Recycled granular materials such as Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and Recycled Crushed Masonry (RCM) are widely used in The Netherlands as base layers in asphalt pavements. The lack of natural resources and the growing amounts of demolition waste made that the Dutch industries in the early 1980s started to explore the possibilities to use...
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van Oudheusden, Alma (author)
In this report, an overview of the most common recycling methods for composite materials is created. It describes the process and recyclate characteristics, as well as the (dis)advantages of each method and the environmental and technological development. To draw conclusions on the current feasibility of composite recycling, the gathered data is...
student report 2019
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Saleh, Charbel (author)
The research of this thesis focuses on the stiffness and the durability of a composite panel that consists of thin glass as outer layers and a 3D printed core element from recycled PET. Thin Alumino-silicate glass, mostly used in computers, tablets and smartphones, is known for its lightweight, flexibility, durability, high bending strength and...
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Sittrop, Mark (author)
This graduation project ''Plastic Bamboo Connections'' originates from a project called Bamboo Factory. A group of students, together with Bamboo Social and the Delft University of Technology, realized a Bamboo Factory in Esperanza, Nicaragua. In this factory bamboo can be treated and dried properly, making the bamboo last for 30-50 years,...
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Wisse, Emma (author)
The Netherlands aims for a circular economy by 2050. One of the major challenges is using waste as a resource. Midwaste, a cooperative association that manages waste streams and covers around 130 municipalities for the plastic waste dossier, is contributing in working towards a circular economy. As the client of this project, it requested...
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Schetselaar, Sergej (author)
In the past 40 years, an incomprehensible 8,3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced and is primarily being discarded and incinerated, instead of being recycled. Only 10 per cent of this total amount has been recycled to date, therefore it was decided to focus on recycling of plastic waste to reduce plastic pollution which negatively...
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Bui, Dat (author)
Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, could positively change the fabrication of façade panels. Benefits include manufacturing each façade element uniquely without the use of a mould while having the potential of integrating functions as water drainage and solar shading within the object. Recycling polymers, obtained from...
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Alewijn, Tjerk (author)
On a yearly bases approximately 1,5 million mattresses are discarded in the Netherlands. Matras Recycling Europe (MRE) is an Utrecht based company that specialises in disassembling mattresses. MRE is able to recycle 250.000 to 300.000 of the 1,5 million mattresses. Most of the pieces that are separated from these mattresses can be re-used in...
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Kotnis, Joanna (author)
Cobalt is one of the most important critical raw materials for emerging technologies. There are many incentives for analysis of this metal, from increasing demand for rechargeable batteries, rising prices and social issues involved. This paper is the first attempt to perform a substance flow analysis of cobalt at a city level. The analysis...
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Bachrach, Mark (author)
This project deals with two problems, which in combination ask for a single solution. The first problem being plastic waste accumulation in low resource areas and the second being that production and construction materials in these low-resource areas are often very expensive. When these two problems are combined, an opportunity arises to...
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Meng, Yitang (author)
In 2050, the human population will exceed nine billion. There are limits to the capacity of the earth, while the human population keeps on growing. Our appetite for raw materials is increasing rapidly, while available resources keep on falling. As an international metropolitan city, Amsterdam will also experience a population explosion and urban...
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Tuinhof, Tjits (author)
The wind energy industry is growing significantly, which increases the number of decommissioned wind turbines as well. The blades of wind turbines are mainly made of fiber reinforced thermoset polymer composite, which is difficult to recycle. Most blades currently end up in landfill or incineration which is a waste of this high value material....
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Remmers, Michelle (author)
During the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 different countries recognized the dangers of climate change. One of the key points on which the participants of this conference agreed on was that cities should built resilience against the effects of climate change. The changing climate has amongst others major consequences for water...
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Siarov, Stefan (author)
In-space manufacturing proves more important now than ever. The capability of creating a sustainable manufacturing strategy for spare parts or tools would significantly improve both mass budget and costs. Therefore, additive manufacturing (3D printing) in space is seen as an enabler of future scenarios that explore beyond the current boundaries...
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van der Heijden, Stefan (author)
During my master thesis, I developed a method for designers to establish self-sustaining product systems in third world countries. This journey started off with the quest to fight plastic waste pollution of the rural areas in Kenya. After thorough field- and technological research, I developed a toolset that allows locals to transform plastic...
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Grivokostopoulos, Haris (author)
Objective of the project is the design of a generic, local-based manufacturing facility, ReFab, which is constructed from salvaged materials and operates through collective effort and interactive cultivation in the employment of refuse as raw material input in advanced production processes. These disposed elements can, if elaborated in proper...
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Nelissen, Jannes (author)
This thesis describes the research on design measures and new recycling methods to enable the recycling of 3D printed electronics. By looking into methods to release metals from polymer substrate and design interventions to enable predictable fracturing of 3D printed structures in a shredder, a step towards the recycling of valuable metals from...
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Wang, Jiayi (author)
This graduation project is in cooperation with TU Delft, Tentech BV, Aectual and White Lioness technologies. It aims to investigate the feasibility of using recycled plastics as material for large-scale 3D printing with the 3D printer KamerMaker. In the meantime, a thickness distribution methodology is proposed for taking advantage of the...
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Eisma, Eric (author)
The Zuidoost district is divided in mono-functional zones, such as housing in the Bijlmer and Holendrecht area and working in the Amstel III area. The Upcycling Centre Zuidoost will connect both sides in the future of 2050 in a physical, social and economic way. This is done by creating a building that becomes the driver of the circular economy....
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Polat, Esra (author)
Mobile phones are one of the most ubiquitous devices in our lives. The ever-growing demand for mobile phones and rapid upgrade patterns, gives mobile phones an unsustainable linear character, with a big contribution to e-waste. This study is about stimulating consumers to return their mobile phones to extend its life or fulfill another purpose...
master thesis 2018
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