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Aardse, Angel (author)
This thesis examines the pressing environmental issue stemming from the accumulation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), particularly within the automotive sector. Despite directives from the European Commission aiming to promote a circular economy, challenges persist in effectively managing WEEE, particularly in End-of-Life...
master thesis 2024
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Thomassen, Brent (author)
This project is focused on the development of circular and sustainable playground equipment (PE), as the Netherlands and its municipalities have set targets to become a Circular Economy in 2050. Furthermore, the PE should also encourage children to play outside more and engage in physical exercise. The reason for this being that children in the...
master thesis 2024
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Timmerman, Lars (author)
Cataract surgeries using phacoemulsification (phaco) are standard practice, accounting for the large majority of all cataract surgeries. Reliance on sterilization processes has significant environmental implications, giving its energy and resource intensive nature. <br/><br/>This thesis introduces a novel hybrid phaco handpiece design,...
master thesis 2024
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Rodermond, Timo (author)
The global awareness of the environmental and economic advantages of the circular economy (CE) concept has grown significantly. In order to implement this concept into company practices, a vital starting point is the adoption of a measurement framework. In the past years, the evolution of CE metrics resulted in maturity and practical...
master thesis 2024
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Amrani, Khalil (author)
The circular economy is an economic model in which resources are circulated in a closed loop by adopting the R-strategies (e.g. reuse, recycling, and reduce) to minimize waste and pollution. Repurposing vacant buildings, known as adaptive reuse, is in line with the principle of circular economy, as it contributes to the reuse of the built assets...
master thesis 2024
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Medaglia, Rony (author), Rukanova, B.D. (author), Zhang, Ziyan (author)
The transition from a linear economy towards a circular economy (CE), based on reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products, is one of the key priorities in pursuing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where governments play a fundamental role, with the support of digital technologies.<br/><br/>Despite the...
journal article 2024
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Nefs, Merten (author)
The spatial planning of logistics is an emerging topic due to scarcity of land, environmental impacts and the transition to a circular economy. This paper proposes a policy information tool for these issues, including a new logistics cluster typology applied in suitability maps. The validity and applicability of this tool are tested in a Dutch...
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Miao, X. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
This research investigates consumers’ perception of two main types of reusable packaging systems: refillable and returnable packaging systems. An online experiment was conducted with Dutch consumers (n=250) in which attitudinal and behavioural responses to two reusable packaging systems were compared to the responses to disposable packaging. We...
book chapter 2024
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Kuttantharappel Soman, R. (author), Nikolić, D. (author), Sanchez, B. (author)
Extended reality (XR) technologies refer to mixed reality and virtual reality configurations that augment real or represent fully virtual information in an intuitive and immersive manner, transforming the way we plan, design, construct, and operate built environment assets. XR offers great potential to support and accelerate the transition of...
book chapter 2024
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Wong, Dominique Hiulong (author), Zhang, Chunbo (author), Di Maio, F. (author), Hu, Mingming (author)
Lack of knowledge and tools hampers circular transition in the construction industry. This study analyzes the potential of a framework of circular indicators put forward by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM-C) as an answer to the prevailing need of a metric for building circularity assessment to...
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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...
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Bradley, J.E. (author), Auping, Willem L. (author), Kleijn, René (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Sprecher, B. (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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Vogelaar, Esmee (author)
Business parks are marked as key areas in sustainable transitions, including the energy transition and transition to a circular economy. This thesis analysis what the current practices and developments in sustainable and circular business parks in Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands are in their contribution to local, regional and national circular...
master thesis 2023
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van Hoorn, Tara (author)
The Dutch government is aiming to transition towards a fully circular economy by 2050 to mitigate climate change. To comply with these standards, a transition team for the construction sector has identified biobased materials as a cornerstone for the sector to become circular, enabling a crucial shift because of the sector's large contribution...
master thesis 2023
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Pekuss, Raitis (author)
Cement production is responsible for 8% of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions [1]. Reducing this share will be a strenuous task as the global population and urbanization rates are increasing and, therefore, the need for concrete will remain high [2], [3]. Simultaneously, despite the alarming statistic, a vast majority of demolished concrete...
master thesis 2023
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Hoffmann, Elise (author)
Ensuring sustainability in shipping extends beyond fuel choices to encompass the responsible use of materials in vessel construction and maintenance. Shifting from the prevailing 'take-make-dispose' model to a circular economy is crucial for enhancing sustainable waste reduction in the industry. Unlike consumer goods, current ship design...
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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van Velzen, Karlijn (author)
The global shift toward a circular economy, vital for tackling climate change and resource security, necessitates the integration of circular principles in the construction sector. Urban planning, significant in shaping the built environment, offers an opportunity for implementing these principles comprehensively. However, limited implementation...
master thesis 2023
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Droste, Sarah (author)
One of the major technological challenges in achieving circularity within the built environment is the disassembly of multi-material systems at the end of their useful life. This is especially true for façade systems, which have become more complex to improve operational performance. As efforts to reduce embodied carbon in façade systems...
master thesis 2023
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Huang, Wenqing (author)
This study evaluates the effectiveness of organic acids, specifically citric acid, lactic acid, and malic acid, as scrubbing agents for ammonia (NH3) recovery from waste air streams. The acid scrubbing process was modeled using Aspen Plus® and validated against sulfuric acid scrubbing process data available in the literature. The effects of...
student report 2023
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