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Pelka, S. (author)
The potential of households to adapt their energy use to the conditions of the energy system remains largely untapped due to shortcomings in consumer governance (i.e., the organization of household energy use). A lack of price signals and services leads to uncoordinated household energy use. Various proposals exist for updating consumer...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Skoulas, Vasileios (author)
Long truck queues and congestion around terminals is a common sight, however they come with many negative externalities for all the stakeholders involved. Truck Appointment System (TAS) is the most commonly used system to face these problems, but it still has some drawbacks and limitations. Consequently, in this research an extension of the...
master thesis 2024
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Zhai, Yujia (author), Bai, Junhong (author), Chang, Pengfei (author), Liu, Zhe (author), Wang, Yaqi (author), Liu, G. (author), Cui, Baoshan (author), Peijnenburg, Willie (author), Vijver, Martina G. (author)
Microplastics (MPs), miniscule plastic particles measuring less than 5 mm in size, have become a concern in terrestrial ecosystems, with primarily agricultural and wetland soils being the soils with highest plastic loadings. The adverse effect of MPs might lead to changes in physicochemical and biological characteristics of soil including...
review 2024
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Indra Al Irsyad, Muhammad (author), Phoumin, Han (author), Nepal, Rabindra (author)
Indonesia has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2060, with emphasis on the electricity sector eliminating harmful gas emissions by that year. Using the Balmorel energy model, this study simulated the impact of the target on optimal capacity expansion, electricity production mix, emissions, and electricity supply costs across 230...
book chapter 2024
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de Wit, J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2023
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Verbaan, Floris (author)
This master's thesis addresses the urgent need to reduce the marine industry's environmental impact. Van Oord, a marine player, aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The study investigates integrating methanol-fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and batteries into the cable laying vessel NEXUS's power plant.<br/><br/>The research shows that...
master thesis 2023
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Wijffels, Daan (author)
As the global population continues to increase, so does its dependance on food, which has led to the development of more efficient food production methods. Greenhouse horticulture and genetically modified seeds have increased crop yield and decreased water and energy consumption. However, delicate greenhouse-grown vegetables continue to...
master thesis 2023
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Dijkstra, Jonathan (author)
In recent years, the agricultural sector has seen significant techno- logical improvements under the flag of precision agriculture, assisting farmers in the manageability that coincides with large-scale farming. Moreover, precision agriculture aims to enable plant-specific farming on the macro scale that is demanded by the current global...
master thesis 2023
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van Kouwen, Mathijs (author)
In existing standards for photovoltaic (PV) plants, little guidance is provided in the spatial allocation of pyranometers. No universal and easily scalable algorithms exist that help designers of monitoring infrastructure in solar parks choose the most representative positions for irradiance sensors. <br/><br/>To fill this gap, a software tool...
master thesis 2023
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PANAGOPOULOS, IOANNIS (author)
Humanitarian, environmental, and political concerns have contributed to the evolution of agricultural technology, also known as AgTech. Researchers from various scientific backgrounds are diving into AgTech to ensure the world's food security, create a sustainable future for agriculture, and pave the way for autonomous cultivation methods. This...
master thesis 2023
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Hall, Alize (author)
A method to help renewables flourish is mitigating the variability that is inherent in natural resources. To do so, we explore the intricacies of the relationship between airborne wind (AWE) and solar energy to uncover the possibilities of future energy-generating hybrid power plants (HPP). Which leads to steering away from fossil fuel reliance,...
master thesis 2023
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van Duijvenbode, J.R. (author)
To extract raw materials responsibly and sustainably, the minerals industry has to continuously optimise the mine-to-metal process and requires an entirely different valuation model. Currently, most operational decisions (e.g., ore-waste boundaries, short-term scheduling, blending policies, dispatch decisions) are evaluated using a revenue-based...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Mastrodimos, Panagiotis (author)
The penetration of the renewable energy sources in the global market has been constantly growing over the last years. This trend is expected to accelerate even more in the future due to the improving technologies, the economies of scale, the competitive supply chains and the improving developer experience. The main challenge for a faster and...
master thesis 2023
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Barciela Rial, M. (author), Saaltink, Remon M. (author), van Kessel, Thijs (author), Chassagne, C. (author), Dekker, Stefan C. (author), de Boer, Hugo J. (author), Griffioen, Jasper (author), Wassen, Martin J. (author), Winterwerp, J.C. (author)
Dredged cohesive sediment is progressively being used for wetland construction. However, little is known about the effect of plant growth during the self-weight consolidation of this sediment. In order to check the feasibility of such a study, a new experimental setup has been constructed. As an example, the effect of Phragmites australis on the...
journal article 2023
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Calderon Franco, D. (author), Corbera Rubio, F. (author), Cuesta Sanz, M. (author), Pieterse, Brent (author), de Ridder, David (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), van Halem, D. (author), Laureni, M. (author), Weissbrodt, D.G. (author)
Drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) are designed to remove physical, chemical, and biological contaminants. However, until recently, the role of DWTPs in minimizing the cycling of antibiotic resistance determinants has got limited attention. In particular, the risk of selecting antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) is largely overlooked in...
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Shetgaonkar, A.D. (author), Liu, L. (author), Lekić, A. (author), Popov, M. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
Meshed offshore grids (MOGs) present a viable option for a reliable bulk power transmission topology. The station-level control of MOGs requires faster dynamics along with multiple objective functions, which is realized by the model predictive control (MPC). This paper provides control, and protection design for the Modular Multilevel...
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Orlowski, Natalie (author), Rinderer, Michael (author), Dubbert, Maren (author), Ceperley, Natalie (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author), Gessler, Arthur (author), Rothfuss, Youri (author), Sprenger, Matthias (author), Heidbüchel, Ingo (author)
Tracing and quantifying water fluxes in the hydrological cycle is crucial for understanding the current state of ecohydrological systems and their vulnerability to environmental change. Especially the interface between ecosystems and the atmosphere that is strongly mediated by plants is important to meaningfully describe ecohydrological...
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Vidojkovic, S. (author), Mijajlovic, Miroslav (author), Lindeboom, R.E.F. (author), Jovicic, Vojislav (author)
Film forming amines (FFA) are corrosion inhibitors added to power plant water. The major concern associated with their application is the thermal stability in the high temperature power plant water medium, along with the risk of decomposition into low molecular weight organic acids that can cause corrosive damages in the water/steam cycle....
review 2023
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Dutta, S. (author), Bieling, T.J. (author), Verbiest, G.J. (author)
Fluid flow processes such as drainage and evaporation in porous media are crucial in geological and biological systems. The motion of the displacement front of a moving fluid through multi-phase interfaces is often associated with abrupt mechanical energy release, detectable as acoustic emissions (AEs). The exact origin of these pulses and...
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Gunawan, Yohanes (author), Firmansyah, Arfie Ikhsan (author), Supriatna, Nina Konitat (author), Indra Al Irsyad, Muhammad (author), Cendrawati, Dian Galuh (author), Ahadi, Khalif (author), Adilla, Ikrar (author), Silitonga, Arridina Susan (author)
Burdened by oil imports and subsidies for more than 5000 diesel power plants, Indonesia aims to use crude palm oil (CPO) as fuel in the power plants. Previous studies only focused on the technical feasibility of using CPO. Therefore, this study aimed to enrich the existing literature by analyzing the technical feasibility of using CPO, degummed...
journal article 2023
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