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Kanters, Mark (author)
The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of implementing circularity in infrastructural construction projects. As a very polluting sector, circularity is becoming a more and more popular theme in the construction industry. Driven by both governmental regulations of reaching a full circular economy in 2050 and intrinsic motivation,...
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van Lookeren Campagne, Fé (author)
To climb up the circular economy hierarchy and meet the goals of the European Green policy in the construction sector, steel profiles may be reused instead of recycled, which is currently the most common practice. An overarching digital database to efficiently match supply and demand of reclaimed structural elements will stimulate their...
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Estevez Alonso, A. (author)
Microbes are the gears that sustain all forms of life in planet Earth and are expected to become key players in the transition towards a more sustainable society. In this thesis, microbes from sewage sludge are used for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates, biodegradable polymers that have the potential to replace<br/>many of the petroleum...
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Sommitr, Thanon (author)
The world is moving toward environmental sustainability and a circular economy. The construction industry generates more than one-third of waste in landfills around the world is considered a critical sector. Material leakage is becoming one of the most concerning issues in the construction industry globally. <br/><br/>Due to globalization, many...
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Wu, Tong (author)
With the acceleration of global urbanization, most of us will live in cities in the future. As the urban population grows, the shortage of residential buildings has become a more and more severe problem. In response to the rising demand for housing, more and more builders in Europe, East Asia, Australia and other places have begun to adopt a...
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Boorsma, N.E. (author)
BoorsmaRemanufacturing is one of the product recovery approaches in a circular economy. In the remanufacturing production process, used products are returned to their original product specifications. When compared to original manufacturing, remanufacturing results in lower raw material consumption and reduces carbon emissions. Despite having...
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HUANG, Luxin (author)
Nowadays, the amount of e-waste generated globally is growing at a faster speed, due to consumers' repetitive consumption and product replacement stimulated by electronics manufacturers. This leads to severe threats to our environment. However, a large amount of e-waste is not waste at all. They could be well refurbished and then reused by the...
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Vandijck, Odmar (author)
This report proposes a strategy to develop a circular business model for Feelou, a company that has worked on a sustainable pregnancy bra. The circular business model aims to improve the lifespan of the bra and reduce resource usage. This report consists of a research phase and a conceptualisation phase. The research phase explores the current...
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van Essen, Lieke (author)
The energy transition makes us less dependent on fossil fuels, but it also brings a new dependence to the table: a dependence on critical metals for green technology. This study used an Exploratory System Dynamics Modelling and Analysis approach to analyse the transition to a circular lithium system towards 2050 and the potential effectiveness...
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Nieuwhoff, Koert (author)
The reuse of secondary materials will be important in achieving a circular built environment. But now, this is challenging since material streams are not synchronized in terms of space and time. Building material hubs, a location where materials are gathered, examined, and momentarily stored before being packed and sent to the building site...
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VARGHESE, ZACHARIAH KIRAN (author)
Recently, the construction industry has been confronted with changing regulations, especially with the advent of sustainability goals and circular economy ambitions. The Dutch government wants to accomplish its ambitious initial objective of using 50% fewer primary resources by 2030. Further, by 2050, the goal is to have a waste-free economy...
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Papavasileiou, Maria (author)
Aviation is an important sector and one of the key contributors to today’s economy. With a forecasted annual growth rate of 4.4%, the sector is expected to expand even more in the coming years. This expansion is however followed by the environmental burdens aviation causes to the environment. Following the anticipated growth of the aviation...
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Asaumi, Yuko (author)
This study aims to provide insight into the causes underlying premature building demolition to improve the understanding of demolition decisions that might help reduce the number of demolitions in the construction sector.<br/>This study adopted a System Thinking based Approach and a case study. The methods explored a Dutch university building...
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Mazo Goez, Anyely (author)
The circular economy in the construction sector aims to lessen the environmental impact of construction projects by incorporating the end-of-life phase into the design and the conscious use of reusable resources. To achieve a circular economy in the built environment, it has been evidenced in the literature and practice that governance...
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Ruig, Nina (author)
The implications of a CE and the transition towards it are widely researched. However, there is a lack of research into the relevant geographical scales of CE. Thus, this research aims to present a framework that identifies the optimal geographical scale for the recycling of materials based on various factors. The framework is tested against a...
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Kumar, Arnav (author)
The demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and wind turbines have been rising significantly in the EU as the EU wants to become carbon neutral by 2050 and generate 40% of its energy through renewable sources in order to avoid climate change and its consequences. However, both these technologies use several critical raw materials essential for their...
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van Mil, Jelte (author)
<br/>Pure mycelium materials are a novel type of biobased materials that provide an alternative to otherwise polluting leather products and meat. Pure mycelium is considered a sustainable material as it is being produced through biofabrication while making use of renewable biomass resources or waste streams. However, the production of this pure...
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Garcia Valicente, Mila (author)
Flame retardants are added to plastics in passenger vehicles to save lives. However, their releases can, in some cases, be accompanied by undesired impacts to human health and the environment. In the context of a transition to a Circular Economy, it is therefore important to keep track of the flow of flame retardants in passenger vehicle...
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de Jong, Sterre (author)
While lives are saved through the use of medical devices; they have a significant negative impact on the environment. In particular single-use medical devices make up a large part of the healthcare sector’s negative environmental impact as they contribute significantly to generating more medical waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately...
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de Waart, Joppe (author)
Challenged to innovate towards full circularity and sustainability, both the waste management and inner-city transport industry are drastically changing in the Netherlands. Being a waste management organization that operates in these markets, PreZero is looking for new waste collection solutions to facilitate the transition towards circularity....
master thesis 2022
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