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Min, Anne-wil (author)
The purpose of this graduation report is to give an overview and inspiration on the route towards a resilient & attractive metropolitan [food] landscape of Amsterdam in 2050. The topic of research is the impact of climate change, unsustainable agriculture and urbanisation towards 2050, on the agricultural landscapes in the metropolitan...
master thesis 2019
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Pangalou, Electra (author)
The transformation of Knil Magazijnen into a creative and learning cluster of plastic waste constitutes my attempt to explore the boundaries of heritage adaptive re-use in Bandung, Indonesia and how through the design of an inclusive and healthy environment, social and environmental challenges can be addressed in a more integrated way. In a...
master thesis 2019
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Pille, Annemijn (author)
Air pollution is a widely accepted problem in today’s world. Nine out of ten people does not breathe healthy air due to rapid urbanization and human activities that cause increased severe air pollution. Over the years people have had a tendency to comfort themselves with everything they need inside. However, they may not be aware that the amount...
master thesis 2019
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Ndayizeye, Christophe (author)
‘Phytoremediation is the use of plants and their associated microbes for environmental clean-up’(Pilon-Smits, 2005). It is a natural, passive and efficient way of cleaning contaminated soil, water, and air. Every year, there are reports of contamination of swimmers due to the contaminated canal water round the Marineterrein in Amsterdam. The...
master thesis 2019
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van Ruiten, Martijn (author)
The current approach in the shipping industry by the use of highly toxic coating systems is harmful for our inland waterways and oceans, does not benefit the public health and is very undesirable for all aquatic organisms on our planet.
Almost every vessel today uses a toxic coating system which releases toxic compounds continually into our...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Beerens, Jeroen (author)
The Academic Medical Center (AMC) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and it is located in the Bijlmer district. The complex was built in 1981 and consists of 64 hectares of land. The complex is surround by a green belt where also the former psychiatric center was located. The AMC can be seen as a stand-alone city, with daily...
master thesis 2019
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van Utenhove, Erik (author), van Welsenes, Thomas (author), van Wijland, Bas (author), Memelink, Joris (author), de Klerk, Reinoud (author)
For the past years large quantities of plastic waste have been accumulating on the beaches in Southwest Bali. This has economical, environmental and health implications in this area. This event mainly occurs between December to March. The objective of this report is to map the plastic waste problem in Southwest Bali and look for efficient...
student report 2018
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Schetselaar, Sergej (author)
In the past 40 years, an incomprehensible 8,3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced and is primarily being discarded and incinerated, instead of being recycled. Only 10 per cent of this total amount has been recycled to date, therefore it was decided to focus on recycling of plastic waste to reduce plastic pollution which negatively...
master thesis 2018
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Terlouw, Vera (author)
Economies are rapidly growing. Production and consumption rates are higher than ever before. And the disposal rates are increasing with it, with the absence of any waste infrastructure that can suffice. Global pollution has turned into one of today’s biggest threats for the environment, wild life, and humans. This thesis is specifically focussed...
master thesis 2018
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Guan, Siyu (author)
This thesis project developed an alternative PM2.5 concentration prediction model and early warning system of extreme air pollution based on the long short-term memory (LSTM) and achieved satisfying performance. To research more deeply, we divided the task into two parts. The first task was predicting the PM2.5 concentration of next 24 hours and...
master thesis 2018
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de Bruin, Joep (author)
Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have increased unconventional oil and gas extraction from shale reserves in the U.S. in the last decade, making up more than half of total U.S. oil and gas production at present. This activity results in NOx emissions in the extraction regions that are measurable from space using the Ozone Monitoring...
master thesis 2018
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Spaargaren, Lotte (author)
Plastic pollution of our oceans is becoming a bigger problem every day. The production of new plastics is extremely cheap and convenient resulting in a lack of incentive to retrieve plastic litter. Annually 8 billion kg of plastics enter the ocean polluting the ocean environment, of which the largest part via rivers and other waterways....
master thesis 2018
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Castelein, Tom (author)
This research evaluates the Pollution Haven Hypothesis for the chemical sector across the globe. It does so by creating a regression model which incorporates five constructs (market potential, infrastructure, factor cost, governance factors and a measure of environmental stringency) to explain the variance of foreign direct investment (FDI)...
master thesis 2018
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Aerts, Jozet (author)
The aim of this master thesis is to create a product that can increase awareness about the influence of air quality and noise on well-being. About 6% of the total burden of disease can be accounted to influences of the natural environment on well-being. Part of the problem is the unawareness of people about these influences. In order to improve...
master thesis 2018
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Dash, Amitosh (author)
People living or working close to the highways are at risk to higher exposure levels of different air pollutants, one of which is particulate matter. The Antea group has recently proposed the addition of Electrostatic Precipitators (or ESPs) on the top of sound barriers adjacent to highways, in order to capture the particulate matter and safely...
master thesis 2017
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Vietti, Marcello (author)
When thinking of air pollution, most of the people refers to Asian countries such as China or India where the air is often unbreathable. However, despite the common believes, air pollution poses the single largest environmental risk in Europe today (EEA, 2015) and, among all the countries, Italy has the highest rate of deaths related to air...
master thesis 2017
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de Feijter, T.S.J. (author)
The Ocean Cleanup’s goal is to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution by initiating the largest clean-up in history. It aims to achieve this by installing a large moored floating barrier, which passively concentrates the plastic debris using the ocean currents. In this thesis an alternative to this concept is developed and evaluated....
master thesis 2017
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De Vries, M.N. (author)
When looking at domains with several building densities, the resulting average concentrations caused by traffic when unknown, are often linearised between known building densities. To verify if this assumption is correct, several cases of street canyons with intersections, are simulated using the DALESURBAN model. The traffic is represented by a...
master thesis 2016
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Shetrit, M. (author)
In this master thesis a data based Product Service System is proposed, which will trigger and raise awareness regarding the unperceived environmental factors affecting our life quality and enable users to take action. The Atlas Network serves as a boundary object bridging the gap between our perception of environmental effects and their harmful...
master thesis 2016
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Van Duffelen, L. (author), Van Eeden, B. (author), Hofland, F. (author), Rietmeijer, A. (author), Verhey, P. (author)
The water quality at the beachfront of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is currently insufficient to meet the Blue Flag standard, leading to health issues for the beach users. Since Durban can be recognised by its busy port and attractive beachfront, it is a major centre for tourism. This means that research on the source of this poor water quality and...
student report 2016
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