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Potemans, Astrid (author)
A circular economy has gained attention as a potential solution to the tension between the increasing demand for and the limited supply of materials. The construction industry consumes a great amount of global resources and generates a great amount of waste, and can contribute to the shift towards a circular economy by means of a more circular...
master thesis 2017
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Georgali, E. (author), Cardoso Pera Eboli, C. (author), Song, J. (author), Liu, X. (author)
In 2016, 54.5% of the world population was living in urban areas, whereas cities occupied only 2% of the total land. (United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2015). Climate change, inequality, peace and security issues are just some of the factors affecting urban areas and at the same time posing new challenges for urban...
student report 2017
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Fromberg, E.H.E. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Kane, G.M. (author)
Up to 40% of medical equipment in the developing world is broken, largely due to lack of repair and maintenance. This report investigates the possibility of improving repair by making use fo remote communication technologies. Research is performed at a User Interaction and Systems level and combined to create the design of a remote servicing...
master thesis 2016
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Urra Llanusa, J.C. (author)
This project has been developed within the context of a startup company that aims to improve the problem of limited stroke recovery of the upper limb in the Netherlands. The company's value proposition consists of addressing this problem by means of artificially assisted therapy. The specific mission of this project has been to reconsider the...
master thesis 2016
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Gao, Y. (author)
Circular economy is an economic model aiming at decoupling economic growth from the consumption of finite resources. It attracts attention to system changes at all levels, and Taoyuan City Government devotes itself to the circular economy development as well. Nevertheless, the Taoyuan environmental protection park, with the early ambition of...
master thesis 2016
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van der Laan, A.J. (author)
This master thesis describes and evaluates the development of living units for adaptive reuse. In many cases buildings that lose their function over time are destined to be demolished to make space for new estate, however these buildings are often ideal for adaptive reuse. The project was initiated due to a lack of appropriate solutions...
master thesis 2016
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Tseggai, S. (author)
A wastewater treatment plant is redesigned as an ‘infinite mine’, from which the residues are used for a structural composite. The goal of the project was to make a construction material of uniform and consistent biomass waste streams, giving an impulse to reindustrializing Parkstad Limburg, former coal mining area in the south of the...
master thesis 2016
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Van der Leer, J.G.G. (author)
Waste is one of the core problems in sustainable city design. In current city planning waste management systems are often disregarded. However, concepts that deal with waste and resources within urban areas are getting more and more attention. ‘Zero waste’ is one of the most visionary concepts for solving waste problems. The concept of the zero...
master thesis 2016
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Djoegan, C.E.S. (author), Van den Reek, D.L. (author)
Despite circular economy being a phenomenon more and more are familiar with, the actual implementation is practically unknown to most. Especially in the construction industry, a conservative industry in nature, the translation of a circular economy seems to be absent. This research makes this translation, in which the changes in the financial...
master thesis 2016
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Michael, C. (author)
While the extracted resources on our planet become more and more scarcer, the construction industry keeps being the number one user of them and the number one waste generator. At the same time, a new type of Circular Economy has been presented where nothing can be considered as waste. This thesis is approaching this topic by examining ways of...
master thesis 2016
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Kazemi, A. (author)
In recent years the concept of Circular Economy (CE) has gained momentum in business and the built environment. The reason for this boost, can be traced back to the recent economic crisis and the new wave of disruptive innovation in the construction industry. Besides, the current state of construction projects, linear construction, is full of...
master thesis 2016
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Ackermans, S.F. (author)
This project aimed to research the perspective of companies on the relationship between sustainability and circular business models. This was done by first looking at how literature describes the relationship between sustainability and the circular economy/circular business models. With this as a basis, thirteen different multinational companies...
master thesis 2016
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Dzjind, T. (author)
Just in the last decade alone, over 300 Million Game Consoles have been sold globally. When all stacked up, the height is three times the distance to the moon. With even shorter lifecycles forecasted due to technological advancements (i.e. Virtual Reality), the pace in which consoles become obsolete will increase dramatically in the near future....
master thesis 2016
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Van der Salm, N.M.W. (author)
The Biorefinery combines water treatment, organic waste treatment in one building together with public functions like a swimming pool, botanical gardens, community gardens, visitors routes and research labs. Organic waste and sewage sludge from the water-treatment system are used to produce bio-gas by anaerobic digestion for generating heat and...
student report 2016
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Shyam, S. (author)
Mobile phones are undoubtedly an important part of our daily lives and activities. With the avid use and rapid upgrade patterns of mobile phones in current consumer lifestyle comes a wasteful disposal process. The high speed at which mobile phones are left for obsolescent makes the electronic waste problem that they bring with them a target of...
master thesis 2016
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Stigter, R. (author)
The circular economy concept is gaining popularity. Especially in the recent years a lot has been written about the benefits and challenges of the topic. Despite the growing interest on both political and market level, the terminology is used diffused and incoherent. This research examines the circular economy concept as posed by the Ellen...
master thesis 2016
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Crock, W.D. (author)
The Master's programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. Neodymium applications, especially the neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet, have substantially enabled continuous miniaturization in the electronics sector and have become increasingly vital to electric mobility and...
master thesis 2016
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Jockin, B.G.W. (author)
This research aims to uncover the factors influencing the customer acceptance of refurbished products. To gain insight in these factors, a quantitative study (N = 250) on the response of customers to the proposition of refurbished smartphones was conducted in cooperation with Fairphone. Fairphone is a social enterprise start-up, aiming to open...
master thesis 2015
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Feijen, A.C. (author)
The Master’s programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. In order to enable service providers to support businesses in adopting Circular economy as new paradigm, backcasting is suggested as suitable method. By 1. selecting appropriate tools to complete the five phases of backcasting,...
master thesis 2015
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