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Kroes, Amarins (author)
Buildings influence the environment due to the emission of greenhouse gases, energy use, water consumption, and waste generation. The load-bearing structures of buildings also have a significant share in these emissions. Currently, European and national regulations oblige to focus on sustainability in designs as well. In this research, it is...
master thesis 2021
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Lensen, Sietske (author)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) models are inherently uncertain due to the model structure interacting with the model inputs and modeling choices. The methods of sensitivity analysis (SA) aim at retracing the causes of the uncertainty of the results of a model. This work takes apart the methods of uncertainty propagation, SA, and LCA, and identifies...
master thesis 2021
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Boersma, Jaap-Willem (author)
The main motivation for this research originated from two ambitions, which involve many challenges for which circular solutions have to be developed. First, the ambition of the Dutch government to achieve a circular economy, which also includes a circular construction industry, in the Netherlands by 2050 at the latest. Secondly, in line with the...
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Teunissen, Floris (author)
After the Dutch government committed itself to the Paris Climate Agreement, there has been some development in policies that are introduced to limit the emissions of greenhouse gasses. These policies are introduced in the Dutch Climate Agreement. Some of these policies aim to stimulate the adoption rate of the battery electric vehicle into the...
master thesis 2020
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Apostolidou, Elisavet (author)
The transition towards sustainable and resource efficient urban water systems is a major challenge nowadays. To meet the high demands of urban life resources need to be efficiently used and resource recovery from generated “waste” streams should become a “new normal”. Water and wastewater can provide an alternative and environmentally viable...
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van Lier, Stefan (author)
This research focuses on identifying and evaluating ways to improve the sustainability of solid waste management (SWM) in semi-public spaces using the Efteling theme park as a case study. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this study is the first to apply an integrated waste management approach to optimize SWM in this context. The approach...
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Buirma, Max (author)
The maritime industry faces more and more restrictions on the amounts of greenhouse gases, and particularly CO2 which the IMO allows to be emitted by ships. Carbon capture technology promises to be able to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions on ships and is most compatiblewith LNG powered vessels by filtering the CO2 from the exhaust gases....
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van Wijnen, Wouter (author)
To meet the climate goals set by the government, the building sector needs to reduce its contribution to the environmental burden on society. However, the current situation in the Netherlands presents a major challenge to build more to reduce the housing shortage, while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. Therefore,...
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van Kootwijk, Wouter (author)
As of 2016, governments globally adopted the task to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability by committing to the targets from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs incorporate a set of 17 goals and 169 targets accompanied with more than 200 indicators that can guide towards achieving sustainable development by...
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Froeling, Katie (author)
In 2019 over 670000 new washing machines(WMs) were purchased in the Netherlands (Statista, 2020). With a WM ownershiprate of 98%, the Dutch people have one of the highest WM ownership percentagesin the world (Laitala et al., 2018). In the traditional business model (BM)these WMs will be used, discarded and recycled. In order...
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Viswanathan, Sharabheshwaran (author)
This thesis deals with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the manufacture of an EXASUN X-Glass photovoltaic (PV) module to understand its true environmental impact. The methodology and general guidelines for conducting an LCA on a Photovoltaic (PV) system are developed, within the scope of this thesis. The LCA follows a standard framework,...
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Hendriks, Ronald (author)
Climate change is a large and global concern. The healthcare sector contributes between 6% and 10% to national carbon emissions in developed countries. Within the healthcare sector, operation rooms are very resource-intensive. A lot of energy, medical products, equipment and pharmaceuticals are required to perform surgery on a daily basis. This...
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Rudraraju, K. (author)
Being one of the world’s largest waste generator, the construction industry is responsible for a train of events such as global warming, climate change, and depletion of natural resources. Materials are exhausted globally to a large extent and the waste produced in the process is not treated properly. A “take-make-dispose” or popularly known as...
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Nama Ashok kumar, N. (author)
Maharashtra, the second largest state in India in terms of population and area, is a fast-developing economy and meeting its electricity demand is crucial for its economic growth. Currently, power production is causing severe environmental and security issues mainly because of the reliance on coal plants in the state. In order to meet SDG 7 ...
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Slootweg, H.J. (author)
The aim of this research is to implement the effects of artificial light at night on moths in a model that functions as an impact category in the life cycle assessment methodology. The model defines the attraction of moths in a specific region of influence. This attraction might result in multiple direct and indirect effects that could lead to...
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Grace, Veronica (author)
Within the Netherlands, approximately 8.5 million tonnes of solid waste are produced annually. Being the capital city with the most populated district in the Netherlands, higher municipal solid waste accumulation in Amsterdam is in existence. A substantial portion of the municipal waste in Amsterdam is categorized as organic waste, with a...
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de Jong, Jorrit (author)
Research in the field of servitization as a business strategy is emerging since its first appearance by Vandermerwe, 1988 and later but parallel developments by Goedkoop, 1999. Servitization is the act of selling complete packages of goods and after sales services. Various industry examples present successes with the implementation of the...
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Karras, Georgios (author)
For many maritime applications Li-Ion batteries are foreseen as energy storage units that can improve the performance of the on-board power system in terms of continuity of service, fuel consumption, emissions and running hours of main engines. However, one of main limitations of battery application in on-board power systems is the aging of...
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Ansorena Ruiz, Ruben (author)
It is widely known that climate change will cause sea level rise and larger river discharges in the close future (because more precipitation during a shorter amount of time will happen). In the Netherlands, the delta works were developed to protect the hinterland from sea-water during storm surge situations. The storm surge...
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Cozijnsen, Lisette (author)
This research has been performed with the goal to set up a model for the comparison of the environmental impact caused by the production of yachts. This model is created in such a way that it can be implemented in the YETI, Yacht Environmental Transparency Index, which is currently under development. The model that is created is based on a Life...
master thesis 2019
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