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Kerkhof, Franck (author)
The demand for computational resources is increasing exponentially due to an increasing amount of digital services. Cloud computing is becoming the standard for enterprises to provide these resources. This resulted in hyperscalers which consist of a large number of servers. Data centers consume more than 1% of the world’s electrical energy....
master thesis 2024
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Recalde Moreno Del Rocio, M.D.R. (author)
The global market for the wastewater treatment industry has been compelled to devise new concepts due to several factors. Currently, approximately 80% of untreated wastewater is discharged worldwide. The conventional technology for municipal solid waste treatment, which has been in use for over a century, is only partially effective in terms of...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Elgendy, R. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author)
The need for energy efficient buildings has become increasingly important in climate change mitigation. Almost 75% of the building stock in Europe is energy inefficient. Residential buildings are responsible for 27% of the total energy consumption in Europe. Integrated home renovation services (IHRS) have emerged as a potential solution to...
report 2024
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Aslan, F.A. (author), Iosifidis, G. (author), Ayala-Romero, Jose A. (author), Garcia-Saavedra, Andres (author), Costa-Perez, Xavier (author)
O-RAN systems and their deployment in virtualized general-purpose computing platforms (O-Cloud) constitute a paradigm shift expected to bring unprecedented performance gains. However, these architectures raise new implementation challenges and threaten to worsen the already-high energy consumption of mobile networks. This paper presents first...
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Vaquerizo, L. (author), Kiss, A.A. (author)
Methanol and DME are highly efficient fuels and relevant building blocks that can be synthesized by CO<sub>2</sub> hydrogenation. While several alternatives for methanol production by CO<sub>2</sub> hydrogenation have already been developed at a commercial scale, DME production is still based on methanol dehydration. In this sense, the...
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You, K. (author), Qian, QK (author), Cai, Weiguang (author), Wang, Xia (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
High household end-user services demand of high-income families results in higher energy consumption compared with low-income families, indicating high-income families may save more energy from similar building energy retrofitting (BER) strategies. Therefore, current BER subsidy policies, which consider technique indicators and ignore...
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Li, Q. (author), Somoza Tornos, A. (author), Grievink, J. (author), Kiss, A.A. (author)
Process Intensification (PI) is an effective way to enhance process efficiency and sustainability at affordable costs and efforts, attracting particular interest in the European area, as one of the most important chemical production areas in the world. PI primarily contributes by developing and testing new processing technologies that once...
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Diware, S.S. (author), Chilakala, Koteswararao (author), Joshi, Rajiv V. (author), Hamdioui, S. (author), Bishnoi, R.K. (author)
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of permanent vision loss worldwide. It refers to irreversible retinal damage caused due to elevated glucose levels and blood pressure. Regular screening for DR can facilitate its early detection and timely treatment. Neural network-based DR classifiers can be leveraged to achieve such screening in...
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Papaioannou, G. (author), Maroof, Vallan (author), Jerrelind, Jenny (author), Drugge, Lars (author)
Effective emission control technologies and eco-friendly propulsion systems have been developed to decrease exhaust particle emissions. However, more work must be conducted on non-exhaust traffic-related sources such as tyre wear. The advent of automated vehicles (AVs) enables researchers and automotive manufacturers to consider ways to further...
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Dimova, Silvia (author), Polo López, Cristina S. (author), Sousa, Maria Luísa (author), Nogal Macho, M. (author), Gervásio, Helena (author)
Concrete is clearly one of the most predominant-used material in both residential and non-residential structures across Europe (Peled and Fishman, 2021). A reinforced concrete (RC) structure is expected to satisfy criteria for serviceability, structural integrity, and stability over its designed operational lifespan, without significant loss of...
book chapter 2024
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Nogal Macho, M. (author)
In addressing the impact of climate change on the corrosion of RC buildings, it is crucial to distinguish between two adaptation strategies. The first refers to measures integrated during the design phase for new structures. The second involves strategies implemented during the service phase to enhance the resilience of existing structures. This...
book chapter 2024
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Ibrahim, Yara (author)
Despite being a critical aspect in improving the building stock’s environmental performance and achieving the global environmental goals, the retrofit of traditional historic buildings is hindered by a lack of comprehensive guidelines tailored to their complex building physics and heritage preservation requirements. The conventional retrofit...
master thesis 2023
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Tjiong, Bailey (author)
Containerization has become a fundamental component of software development and the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. However, the energy overhead of containerization solutions such as Docker results not only in higher costs but also has environmental consequences. Currently, the energy efficiency of containers is...
master thesis 2023
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Niessink, Yorick (author)
master thesis 2023
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Joseph, Sam (author)
In 1987, Brundtland coined the term "sustainable development" to tackle the worldwide issue of environmental deterioration. Subsequent to that, swift progressions in science and technology have resulted in climate change, characterized by a rapid increase in global temperatures. The primary objective of the Paris Climate agreement is to limit...
master thesis 2023
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Loon, Vincent (author)
At a time when India experiences rapidly rising living standards, while facing increasing sustainability challenges, decoupling economic growth from the increase in energy consumption is a critical challenge. Energy efficiency solutions in the residential sector have an important role, as these can significantly curb energy consumption. To steer...
master thesis 2023
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Li, Zenghui (author)
Quantum computers, mainly rely on quantum bits (qubits), which need to be operated at cryogenic temperatures. With the need for systems with thousands or even millions of qubits, the challenges of wiring and scalability become more apparent. To address this, several studies focused on the idea of fully integrated cryogenic controller systems. It...
master thesis 2023
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Zhang, Jasmine (author)
The quest for environmentally conscious practices has become a paramount concern in the real estate sector, with a growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, as they are found to be responsible for a significant 36 percent of total global energy consumption. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) play a crucial role in advancing energy...
master thesis 2023
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Alhamad, Alaa (author)
This project aims to transform an old vacant office former tax building in Leeuwarden into a healthy living community, enhancing the health and well-being of its residents. By creating a welcoming environment with green spaces and amenities, the project promotes physical and mental well-being, community engagement, and high quality of life. The...
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Klijn, Dick (author)
With the rise of all-electric buildings the load on the electrical grid grows. This could slow down the energy transition and densification of existing neighbourhoods as the current grid is not capable to withstand a higher load. This research gathers literature on different peak shaving techniques to create a clear overview and investigates the...
master thesis 2023
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