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Wang, Y. (author)
Nitrogenoxides (NOx, including NO and NOx) are a group of hazardous, toxic and harmfulgasses, which have an adverse effect on both environment and human health,e.g., acid rain, photochemical smog, and affecting the human respiratorysystem. The NOx concentration in most of the EUcities exceeds the EU annual limit value (40 μg/m3). Around40% of...
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Bogdanovic, S. (author)
A quantumnetwork would allow the distribution of a quantum state over many spatially separated quantum nodes which individually possess the ability to generate, process and store quantum information. Connecting these nodes through quantum communication channels would enable sending quantum information over arbitrarily long distances, secret key...
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Mei, Ran (author), Nobu, Masaru K. (author), Narihiro, Takashi (author), Kuroda, Kyohei (author), Munoz Sierra, J.D. (author), Wu, Zhuoying (author), Ye, Lin (author), Lee, Patrick K.H. (author), Lee, P.H.L. (author), van Lier, J.B. (author), McInerney, Michael J. (author), Kamagata, Yoichi (author), Liu, Wen Tso (author)

Anaerobic digester (AD) microbiomes harbor complex, interacting microbial populations to achieve biomass reduction and biogas production, however how they are influenced by operating conditions and feed sludge microorganisms remain unclear. These were addressed by analyzing the microbial communities of 90 full-scale digesters at 51 municipal...

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Paundra, Joshua (author), Rook, L. (author), van Dalen, Jan (author), Ketter, Wolfgang (author)

Car sharing services gain momentum as a potential alternative to various modes of transportation, including privately owned cars. This trend goes hand in hand with a renewed interest in the sharing economy, which has as essential premise that product ownership is of minor relevance. Using an online experiment, this study investigates if...

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Cats, O. (author), Koppenol, Gert Jaap (author), Warnier, Martijn (author)

Network robustness refers to as the capacity to absorb disturbances with a minimal impact on system performance. Notwithstanding, network robustness assessment has been mostly confined to the analysis of complete link breakdown based on topological metrics. We propose reliability indicators that encompass changes in network performance with...

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Broere, W. (author), Festa, D. (author)

Constructing tunnels in soft soil with the use of Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) may induce settlements. A considerable amount of the total soil displacements is correlated with the passage of the TBM-shield. Even so, the TBM-induced soil displacements are so far only coarsely correlated to the total settlements. This paper relates the shield...

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van der Neut, J.R. (author), Ravasi, Matteo (author), Liu, Y. (author), Vasconcelos, Ivan (author)

Seismic reflection data can be redatumed to a specified boundary in the subsurface by solving an inverse (or multidimensional deconvolution) problem. The redatumed data can be interpreted as an extended image of the subsurface at the redatuming boundary, depending on the subsurface offset and time. We retrieve targetenclosed extended images...

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Liu, Y. (author), Landrø, Martin (author), Arntsen, Børge (author), van der Neut, J.R. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)

For a robust way of estimating time shifts near horizontal boreholes, we have developed a method for separating the reflection responses above and below a horizontal borehole. Together with the surface reflection data, the method uses the direct arrivals from borehole data in the Marchenko method. The first step is to retrieve the focusing...

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Deutz, D.B. (author)
The main objective of this thesis was to develop new piezoelectric ceramic polymer
composites that maintain the ease of manufacturing of random composites and
could function as a human touch sensor, while simultaneously exploring their potential as energy harvesters.
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Koirala, B.P. (author)
Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change issues. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. In this context,...
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van de Weg, G.S. (author)
Controlling road traffic networks is a complex problem. One of the difficulties is the coordination of actuators, such as traffic lights, variables speed limits, ramp metering and route guidance, with the aim to improve the network performance over a near-future time horizon. This dissertation develops algorithms that specifically balance fast...
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Garcia Santaclara, J. (author)
The fascinating chemical and physical properties of MOFs have recently stimulated exploration of their application for photocatalysis. Despite the intense research effort, the efficiencies of most photocatalytic MOFs for solar fuel generation are still very modest. In this introduction we analyse the current status of the field and stress the...
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Marang, L. (author)
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are microbial storage polymers accumulated by many different prokaryotes as an intracellular carbon and energy reserve. The polymer properties make PHA interesting as bioplastic. Moreover, the monomers could serve as chiral building blocks or be used as a biofuel.
Currently, PHA is commercially produced using...
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Arifvianto, B. (author)
Loss of function and impaired life quality as a result of large bone defects remain a serious problem in the society. Basically, the bone tissue has the capability of healing by itself when fractured. However, impaired healing may occur, leading to delayed union or even non-union when a bone segment is excised above a critical size. In recent...
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Tummers, L.C. (author)
Following the UN world summits on Climate Change (Paris 2015) and Habitat (Quito 2016), most European cities assume an active role to implement internationally agreed goals related to climate change, translated in the so-called New Urban Agenda. At the same time, the urban housing market is increasingly inaccessible for low- and middle-income...
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Sun, X. (author)
The production of most industrially important chemicals involves catalysis. Depending on the difference in phases between the catalysts and reactants, one distinguishes homogenous catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis, with the latter being more attractive in real applications, due to the easy separation of products from catalysts and reusing...
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Sun, Y. (author)
Geocenter motion and changes in the Earth’s dynamic oblateness (J2) are of great importance in many applications. Among others, they are critical indicators of largescale mass redistributions, which is invaluable to understand ongoing global climate change. The revolutionary Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission...
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Hu, Y. (author)
Wireless communications and networking are gradually permeating our life and substantially influencing every corner of this world. Wireless devices, particularly
those of small size, will take part in this trend more widely, efficiently, seamlessly and smartly. Techniques requiring only limited resources, especially in terms of hardware, are...
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Luo, H. (author)
In this thesis, two different charge carrier trapping and detrapping processes are
investigated: (1) electron trapping and electron release; (2) hole trapping and hole
release. Both of these two processes can be used to “deliberate design” afterglow
phosphors or storage materials.
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Gül, Önder (author)
The dissertation reports a series of electron transport experiments on semiconductor nanowires towards realizing the hypothesized topological quantum computation. A topological quantum computer manipulates information that is stored nonlocally in the topology of a physical system. Such an operation possesses advantages over the current quantum...
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