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de Klerk, Tim (author)
Aalberts Hydronic Flow Control has set the target to reduce their packaging material by 20% in weight by 2025. In this thesis will be looked into, and recommended on this target. In addition to this, the assignment has been established to develop a concept to reduce packaging waste for Aalberts through research on sustainable packaging,...
master thesis 2024
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Groskamp, Jordan (author)
The fashion industry is facing complex environmental challenges, and a need for change is prevalent for the industry to move towards circular economies. 3D weaving emerges as an innovative approach to garment design and production, allowing for novel processes that capture the opportunities missed by current linear systems. 3D weaving of...
master thesis 2024
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Clercx Lao, Maria Sofia (author)
Healthcare is a major contributor to the negative effects on the environment, leading to adverse effects on the physical and mental health of people globally (IPCC, AR6). The Dutch healthcare sector alone is responsible for 7-8% of the national carbon footprint, 4,2% of total waste and 13% of raw material extraction (Steenmeijer et al. 2022). ...
master thesis 2024
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van Baars, Chiel (author)
Heavy traffic in the city of Amsterdam has damaged the 17th-century bridges and quays over the past years. To prevent further damage and expand the lifespan of both existing and renovated structures, a maximum axle load of 7,5 tonnes is mandated in the city centre. Currently, the municipal waste collection department has a permanent exemption...
master thesis 2024
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Tulp, Emma (author)
The scarcity of resources is increasing, resulting in the transformation of entire regions. People take a lot of the resources on Earth for granted. This calls for a transition from the current ‘throw-away’-economy to a ‘circular’ economy. The constant circulation of materials and products in this type of system preserves the value of materials....
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Ibrahim, Jamal Eldin F.M. (author), Basyooni, Mohamed A. (author), Móricz, Ferenc (author), Kocserha, István (author)
The use of waste materials has gained attention as a sustainable approach in various industries. Cigarette waste, which is typically discarded as a non-recyclable material, poses a significant environmental challenge due to its toxicity and slow decomposition rate. However, by incorporating this waste into ceramic bricks, new approaches for...
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Fedeli, M. (author), Negri, F. (author), Bornazzini, A. (author), Montastruc, L. (author), Manenti, F. (author), Kiss, A.A. (author)
This study investigates an innovative method to produce dimethyl ether (DME) by direct synthesis from syngas derived from biogas. The proposed process was rigorously simulated in Aspen Plus, highlighting the main sections: (i) biogas tri-reforming, (ii) dimethyl-ether synthesis, and (iii) DME purification. The tri-reforming section has a CO...
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Chen, B. (author), Ye, G. (author)
This research explored the microstructure formation and strength development of blended cement pastes prepared with municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash. A new sample preparation approach involving water treatment of MSWI bottom ash was developed to prevent sample cracking caused by the presence of metallic aluminum (Al) in...
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Chen, B. (author), Perumal, Priyadharshini (author), Aghabeyk, F. (author), Adediran, Adeolu (author), Illikainen, Mirja (author), Ye, G. (author)
The pursuit of low-carbon binders as alternatives to Portland cement has sparked interest in developing alkali-activated materials (AAM).<sup>1</sup> Using municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash as precursor for AAM has attracted increasing attention as it offers a sustainable, resource-efficient solution to mitigate the...
review 2024
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Schifferstein, Hendrik N.J. (author)
People waste a lot of food, especially at the consumption stage in consumer households. Despite the urgency of this topic, little is known about how consumers use visual inspection to decide to throw away fruits and vegetables at different stages of ripening and spoilage. We presented 366 US consumers with images of a banana, mango, cucumber,...
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Chen, B. (author), Chen, J. (author), França de Mendonça Filho, F. (author), Sun, Yubo (author), van Zijl, Marc Brito (author), Copuroglu, Oguzhan (author), Ye, G. (author)
Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash, due to its high mineral content, presents great potential as supplementary cementitious material (SCM). Weathering, also known as aging, is a treatment process commonly employed in waste management to minimize the risk of heavy metal leaching from MSWI bottom ash. Using weathered MSWI...
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Krempus, D. (author), Beltrame, F. (author), Majer, M. (author), Colonna, Piero (author), de Servi, C.M. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
This paper presents a preliminary study about a combined-cycle engine based on a turboshaft engine and an organic-Rankine-cycle (ORC) bottoming unit to be used onboard an aircraft with a turboelectric propulsion system. The aim is to analyse whether benefits with respect to mission fuel consumption can be derived by employing such a combined...
report 2024
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Juárez Pastor, Lidia (author), Subramanian, Vrishali (author), Cucurachi, S. (author), Ghorbani, Amineh (author)
Solid waste management in low- and middle-income countries like India faces significant challenges due to the increasing waste generation that surpasses the current capacity. Therefore, the informal waste sector (IWS) is more vital than ever in handling consumer waste alongside municipal solid waste management (SWM) systems. However, the...
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Leone, Nicola (author), Scozzari, Gitana (author), Olandese, Francesco (author), Horeman, T. (author), Passera, Roberto (author), Arezzo, Alberto (author), Morino, Mario (author)
Hospitals in Europe produce approximately 6 million tons of medical waste annually, about one-third of this originating in operating rooms. Most of it is solid waste, which can be recycled if bodily fluids do not contaminate it. Only 2–3% of hospital waste must be disposed of as infectious waste, and this is much lower than the 50–70% of...
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Krempus, D. (author), Bahamonde, Sebastian (author), van der Stelt, T.P. (author), Klink, Wolfgang (author), Colonna, Piero (author), de Servi, C.M. (author)
The use of mixtures as working fluids of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery (WHR) power plants has been proposed in the past to improve the matching between the temperature profile of the hot and the cold streams of condensers and evaporators, thus to possibly increase the energy conversion efficiency of the system. The goal of...
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Morgante, C. (author), Vassallo, F. (author), Cassaro, C. (author), Virruso, G. (author), Diamantidou, D. (author), Van Linden, N. (author), Ktori, R. (author), Rodriguez Pascual, M. (author), Micale, G. (author), Xevgenos, Dimitris (author)
Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) schemes have been widely proposed in the recent scientific literature not only as a possible solution to brine disposal but also as a non-conventional sustainable source of raw materials. Nevertheless, very few works have pushed the idea towards a real demonstration activity, and...
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van der Roest, E. (author)
The transition from a fossil to a renewable energy system presents challenges in ensuring reliable and affordable energy supply. This dissertation addresses these challenges by proposing an integrated system approach to designing a renewable energy and water system on the neighborhood level. The concept, known as Power-to-H3, involves converting...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Hansen, Mervin (author)
Introduction: The environmental impact of singleuse medical plastics is a growing concern. One such plastic component, autoclave laminated plastic (ALP), commonly used in medical sterilization pouches, is typically discarded after use, but it holds potential for recycling. This research paper investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of...
master thesis 2023
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Knoop, Job (author)
This research analyses and evaluates the performance of the drainage system in Beira, Mozambique. It considers its formation, maintenance, failure modes and connections, to recommend improvements on its performance. The research identifies six primary failure modes - vegetation overgrowth, human interference, waste accumulation, sedimentation,...
master thesis 2023
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Nouws, Marilse (author)
The negative effects of global climate change are experienced more clearly every day, meaning that significant alterations across all causing sectors are necessary. However, the influence of the building industry as one of the most polluting sectors, is immense, but therefore this industry also has a high potential in mitigating the greenhouse...
master thesis 2023
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