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Rashidashmagh, Fatemeh (author), Doekhi-Bennani, Y. (author), Tizghadam-Ghazani, Mostafa (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Mashayekh-Salehi, Ali (author), Heijman, Sebastiaan (author), Yaghmaeian, Kamyar (author)
A novel sol-gel method was employed in this study to efficiently synthesize SnO2 nanoparticles to catalyze the ozonation of acetaminophen (ACT) from aqueous solutions. The influence of various parameters including Sn source, type of capping and alkaline agents, and calcination temperature on the catalytic activity of the SnO2 preparations was...
journal article 2021
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Henneman, Lucas R. F. (author), Dedoussi, I.C. (author), Casey, Joan A. (author), Choirat, Christine (author), Barrett, Steven R. H. (author), Zigler, Corwin M. (author)
Expanded use of reduced complexity approaches in epidemiology and environmental justice investigations motivates detailed evaluation of these modeling approaches. Chemical transport models (CTMs) remain the most complete representation of atmospheric processes but are limited in applications that require large numbers of runs, such as those that...
journal article 2020
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Ko, N.T. (author), Suter, Phil (author), Conallin, John (author), Rutten, M.M. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author)
Anthropogenic pressures such as river infrastructure, agriculture and power generation are rapidly increasing in Southeast Asia, aimed at providing food security within the region. However, this will lead to unintended river health consequences, and, currently, most Southeast Asian countries have no country-specific tools for monitoring river...
journal article 2020
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Calderon Franco, D. (author), Lin, Qingnan (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Abbas, B.A. (author), Weissbrodt, D.G. (author)
The dissemination of DNA and xenogenic elements across waterways is under scientific and public spotlight due to new gene-editing tools, such as do-it-yourself (DIY) CRISPR-Cas kits deployable at kitchen table. Over decades, prevention of spread of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), antimicrobial resistances (AMR), and pathogens from...
journal article 2020
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Singleton, Patrick A. (author), De Vos, Jonas (author), Heinen, E. (author), Pudane, B. (author)
Transportation's effects on health and well-being are widely recognized. In the near future, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are expected to revolutionize transportation options and ways of travel. Consequently, the effect of AVs on population health and well-being is a crucial topic of interest for transportation policymaking, one that has...
book chapter 2020
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Shen, Qiaomu (author), Wu, Yanhong (author), Jiang, Yuzhe (author), Zeng, Wei (author), Lau, Alexis K.H. (author), Vilanova Bartroli, A. (author), Qu, Huamin (author)
Recent attempts at utilizing visual analytics to interpret Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) mainly focus on natural language processing (NLP) tasks that take symbolic sequences as input. However, many real-world problems like environment pollution forecasting apply RNNs on sequences of multi-dimensional data where each dimension represents an...
conference paper 2020
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Teuchies, Johannes (author), Cox, Tom J.S. (author), Van Itterbeeck, Katrien (author), Meysman, F.J.R. (author), Blust, Ronny (author)
Background: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set limits on sulphur content in fuels for marine transport. However, vessels continue to use these residual high-sulphur fuels in combination with exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS or scrubbers). Next to high sulphur, combustion of these fuels also results in higher emissions of...
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Domingos de Azevedo Quadros, F. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Dedoussi, I.C. (author)
Emissions from civil aviation degrade air quality, and have been estimated to lead to ~16 000 premature deaths annually. Previous studies have indicated that aviation emissions in different regions have varying corresponding air quality and human health impacts. Given the global nature of aviation activity and its forecasted regionally...
journal article 2020
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Armijos Moya, T.E. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
Previous studies have shown that next to ‘human smell’, ‘stuffy air’ is one of the discomforts that children report in classrooms. Besides, people’s olfactory system is able to recognize the perceived odour intensity of various materials relatively well and in many cases the nose seems to be a better perceiver of pollutants than some equipment....
journal article 2019
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Dedoussi, I.C. (author), Allroggen, Florian (author), Flanagan, Robert (author), Hansen, Tyler (author), Taylor, Brandon (author), Barrett, Steven R. H. (author), Boyce, James K. (author)
journal article 2019
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Vleugel, J.M. (author), Bal, Frans (author)
Modern societies rely on mass mobility, in particular by private car. Car numbers are growing worldwide due to economic and other factors. Nearly all have engines that run on fossil fuels. Use of fossil fuels contributes to climate change (via CO2-emissions) and local air pollution (primary NOx- and PM10-emissions). Both have profound...
journal article 2019
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Vaudevire, Elisabeth (author), Radmanesh, Farzaneh (author), Kolkman, Annemieke (author), Vughs, Dennis (author), Cornelissen, Emile (author), Post, Jan (author), van der Meer, W.G.J. (author)
The results of this sampling campaign on pilot scale processes aim to evaluate the occurrence and behavior of trace organic micro-pollutants and metal elements during anion exchange treatment of surface water and the subsequent treatment of generated spent brine with two types of electrodialysis membrane pairs. This knowledge is relevant to...
journal article 2019
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Stone, T.W. (author), Santoni De Sio, F. (author), Vermaas, P.E. (author)
This paper proposes that autonomous vehicles should be designed to reduce light pollution. In support of this specific proposal, a moral assessment of autonomous vehicles more comprehensive than the dilemmatic life-and-death questions of trolley problem-style situations is presented. The paper therefore consists of two interre-lated arguments....
journal article 2019
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Zietzschmann, F.E. (author), Dittmar, Stefan (author), Splettstößer, Lydia (author), Hunsicker, Jonas (author), Dittmann, Daniel (author), Meinel, Felix (author), Rößler, Annette (author), Metzger, Steffen (author), Jekel, Martin (author), Ruhl, Aki Sebastian (author)
Powdered activated carbon (PAC) for organic micro-pollutant (OMP) removal can be applied effectively on wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents by using re-circulation schemes, accumulating the PAC in the system. This technique is complex because several factors are unknown: (i) the PAC concentration in the system, (ii) specific and...
journal article 2019
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Berti Suman, Anna (author), van Geenhuizen, M.S. (author)
Can grassroots-driven citizen sensing initiatives triggered by distrust contribute to risk problem-solving? The article inspects such a potential in the field of risks to public health represented by noise pollution. After a conceptual reflection, the Amsterdam Schiphol and the London Heathrow airports’ noise monitoring cases are compared. We...
journal article 2019
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Cordonnier, Benoît (author), Pluymakers, A.M.H. (author), Tengattini, Alessandro (author), Marti, Sina (author), Kaestner, Anders (author), Fusseis, Florian (author), Renard, François (author)
Understanding fluid flow in rocks is crucial to quantify many natural processes such as ground water flow and naturally triggered seismicity, as well as engineering questions such as displacement of contaminants, the eligibility of subsurface waste storage, geothermal energy usage, oil and gas recovery and artificially induced seismicity. Two...
journal article 2019
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Hrebtov, Michael (author), Hanjalic, K. (author)
Seasonal variation of air quality in a city with a large river was investigated by means of numerical simulations of air movement and pollutant dispersion over inversion-capped diurnal cycles using a Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) approach with algebraic turbulent flux model. The study accounts for the effects of urban heat island ...
journal article 2019
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Kapetanović, M. (author), van Oort, N. (author), Nunez, Alfredo (author), Goverde, R.M.P. (author)
This paper presents a review of research and models regarding sustainability of railway passenger services. In order to take into account all relevant aspects in terms of environmental impacts of a railway passenger service, a holistic system perspective is required, that includes a whole life cycle assessment. A life cycle approach is important...
conference paper 2019
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Keuten, M.G.A. (author)
As swimmers enter a swimming pool, they release micro-organisms, particles and soluble substances. While chlorine is often used to inactivate micro-organisms, a side-effect of chlorination is the formation of unwanted disinfection by-products. In order to reduce these by-products, more knowledge is needed on the release of pollutants by bathers...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Jiang, N. (author), Shang, R. (author), Heijman, Sebastiaan (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author)
High-silica zeolites have been found to be effective adsorbents for the removal of organic micro-pollutants (OMPs) from impaired water, including various pharmaceuticals, personal care products, industrial chemicals, etc. In this review, the properties and fundamentals of high-silica zeolites are summarised. Recent research on mechanisms and...
review 2018
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