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Fahd, Faisal (author), Yang, M. (author), Khan, Faisal (author), Veitch, Brian (author)
This paper investigates the linkage between the acute impacts on apex marine mammals with polar cod responses to an oil spill. It proposes a Bayesian network-based model to link these direct and indirect effects on the apex marine mammals. The model predicts a recruitment collapse (for the scenarios considered), causing a higher risk of...
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Ingemarsdotter, E.K. (author)
The concept of a ‘Circular Economy’ (CE) has been gaining traction in business, policy, and academia. It envisions an economy powered by renewable energy in which the value of products and materials are preserved for as long as possible. ‘Design for Circular Economy’ is emerging as a research field as well as a branch of sustainable design...
doctoral thesis 2021
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He, Z. (author), Navneet, Kumar (author), van Dam, Wirdmer (author), Van Mieghem, P.F.A. (author)
Multimodal freight transport allows switching among different modes of transport to utilize transport facilities more efficiently. This paper proposes an approach on network modeling and robustness assessment for multimodal freight transport networks, where the nodes represent junctions, terminals and crossings, and the links represent...
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Marasco, Sebastiano (author), Cardoni, Alessandro (author), Zamani Noori, Ali (author), Kammouh, O. (author), Domaneschi, Marco (author), Cimellarof, Gian Paolo (author)
Due to the increasing frequency of disastrous events, the challenge of creating large-scale simulation models has become of major significance. Indeed, several simulation strategies and methodologies have been recently developed to explore the response of communities to natural disasters. Such models can support decision-makers during...
review 2021
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Zinetullina, Altyngul (author), Yang, M. (author), Khakzad, Nima (author), Golman, Boris (author), Li, Xinhong (author)
The emergent hazards of chemical process systems cannot be wholly identified and are highly uncertain due to the complicated technical-human-organizational interactions. Under uncertain and unpredictable circumstances, resilience becomes an essential property of a chemical process system that helps it better adapt to disruptions and restore...
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Alagumalai, Avinash (author), Mahian, Omid (author), Hollmann, F. (author), Zhang, Wuyuan (author)
Versatile bio-derived catalysts have been under dynamic investigation as potential substitutes to conventional chemical catalysts for sustainable biodiesel production. This is because of their unique, low-cost benefits and production processes that are environmentally and economically acceptable. This critical review aspires to present a...
review 2021
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), de Santo, Elena (author), Gallart, Jose Jorge Espí (author), Corberá, Joan Berzosa (author), Blanco, Frederic Clarens (author), Pesch, U. (author), Korevaar, G. (author)
MSocial Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) uses a life cycle perspective to assess social impacts of products, and the S-LCA guidelines describe developing the system boundaries based on a factory-level perspective. However, such a perspective may exclude stakeholders with a negative social performance which are cooperating with a factory but are...
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van der Wielen, L.A.M. (author), Mussatto, Solange I. (author), van Breugel, J. (author)
Development of affordable and low carbon biobased manufacturing depends critically on strategies that reduce cost and emission profiles. This paper indicates that efforts around the reduction of capital costs by intensification of process equipment need to be carefully weighed against the inherently fast increasing financial and climate costs...
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Sloot, Lizeth H. (author), Weide, Guido (author), van der Krogt, Marjolein M. (author), Desloovere, Kaat (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Buizer, Annemieke I. (author), Bar-On, Lynn (author)
In neurological diseases, muscles often become hyper-resistant to stretch due to hyperreflexia, an exaggerated stretch reflex response that is considered to primarily depend on the muscle's stretch velocity. However, there is still limited understanding of how different biomechanical triggers applied during clinical tests evoke these reflex...
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Li, Xinhong (author), Zhang, Yi (author), Abbassi, Rouzbeh (author), Yang, M. (author), Zhang, Renren (author), Chen, Guoming (author)
Urban gas pipelines usually have high structural vulnerability due to long service time. The locations across urban areas with high population density make the gas pipelines easily exposed to external activities. Recently, urban pipelines may also have been the target of terrorist attacks. Nevertheless, the intentional damage, i.e. terrorist...
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Nadeem, A. (author), Hammerschmidt, C.A. (author), Hernandez Ganan, C. (author), Verwer, S.E. (author)
Malware family labels are known to be inconsistent. They are also black box since they do not represent the capabilities of malware. The current state-of the-art in malware capability assessment include mostly manual approaches, which are infeasible due to the ever-increasing volume of discovered malware samples. We propose a novel unsupervised...
book chapter 2021
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Taljaard, S. (author), Slinger, J (author), Weerts, S. P. (author), Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author)
Rapid urbanization of the coast, growing global trade, stakeholder emancipation and ongoing depletion of natural resources mean that ports can no longer operate and develop without acknowledging and incorporating societal and environmental considerations. Drawing primarily on first-hand experiences in South African ports, supplemented with...
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Milton-Thompson, Olivia (author), Javadi, Akbar A. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), Cahill, Aaron G. (author), Welch, Laurie (author)
Recent natural gas development by means of hydraulic fracturing requires a detailed risk analysis to eliminate or mitigate damage to the natural environment. Such geo-energy related subsurface activities involve complex engineering processes and uncertain data, making comprehensive, quantitative risk assessments a challenge to develop. This...
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Dedoussi, I.C. (author)
Aviation emissions lead to degraded air quality and adverse human health impacts, making air quality one of the leading environmental externalities associated with aviation. Aviation emissions have been growing steadily over the past decades, and, despite the current hindrance in air traffic due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, they are forecasted to...
review 2021
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Brussee, A.R. (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), De Bruijn, Karin M. (author), Verhoeven, Govert F. (author), Winsemius, H.C. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Flood simulations are important for flood (fatality) risk assessment. This article provides insight into the sensitivity of flood fatality risks to the model resolution of flood simulations and to several uncertain parameters in the loss of life model used. A case study is conducted for river flooding in a polder in the Netherlands (the...
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Widyaningrum, E. (author), Bai, Q. (author), Fajari, Marda K. (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author)
Classification of aerial point clouds with high accuracy is significant for many geographical applications, but not trivial as the data are massive and unstructured. In recent years, deep learning for 3D point cloud classification has been actively developed and applied, but notably for indoor scenes. In this study, we implement the point-wise...
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Ackermans, Kevin (author), Rusman, Ellen (author), Nadolski, Rob (author), Specht, M.M. (author), Brand-Gruwel, Saskia (author)
Learners in the process of developing complex skills need a rich mental model of what such skills entail. Textual analytics rubrics (TR) are a widely used instrument to support formative assessment of complex skills, supporting feedback, reflection, and thus mental model development of complex skills. However, the textual nature of a rubric...
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Pujadas-Gispert, Ester (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Moonen, S.J. (author)
This research optimizes the environmental impact of a conventional building foundation in Northern Europe while considering the economic cost. The foundation is composed of piles and ground beams. Calculations are performed following relevant building Eurocodes and using life cycle assessment methodology. Concrete and steel accounted for the...
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Sylvestre, Émile (author), Prévost, Michèle (author), Burnet, Jean Baptiste (author), Pang, Xiaoli (author), Qiu, Yuanyuan (author), Smeets, Patrick (author), Medema, G.J. (author), Hachad, Mounia (author), Dorner, Sarah (author)
This study investigates short-term fluctuations in virus concentrations in source water and their removal by full-scale drinking water treatment processes under different source water conditions. Transient peaks in raw water faecal contamination were identified using in situ online β-D-glucuronidase activity monitoring at two urban drinking...
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Salinas Rodriquez, Sergio (author), Barba-Macías, Everardo (author), Mata, Dulce Infante (author), Nava-López, Mariana Zareth (author), Neri-Flores, Iris (author), Varela, Ricardo Domínguez (author), González Mora, Ignacio D. (author)
Almost a decade ago, the Mexican government targeted to establish environmental water reserves (EWR)—a volume of water allocated for ecological protection based on the Environmental Flow Mexican Norm (eflows, NMX-AA-159-SCFI-2012, ratified in 2017)—in strategic low-pressured for water use and high conservation importance river basins throughout...
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