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Ma, M. (author)
The electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into fuel and valuable chemicals by coupling with a renewable electricity source is a promising strategy for closing the anthropogenic carbon cycle. The critical step for achieving this practical CO2 utilization is to find a suitable electrocatalyst that is capable of reducing CO2 in a cost-effective...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Southall, Ryan (author), Biljecki, F. (author)
Background: The VI-Suite is a free and open-source addon for the 3D content creation application Blender, developed primarily as a tool for the contextual and performative analysis of buildings. Its functionality has grown from simple, static lighting analysis to fully parametric lighting, shadowing, and building energy analyses. It adopts a...
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Haidari, A.H. (author)
This study focuses on spiral-wound membrane (SWM) modules, which are the most common commercially available membrane modules for reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF). While RO membranes can remove almost all kinds of substances from the feed water, they are usually equipped with pretreatment steps for conditioning and modifying the feed...
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Yang, Y. (author), Guliyev, Bekir (author), Schouten, A.C. (author)
Mechanical perturbations applied to the wrist joint typically evoke a stereotypical sequence of cortical and muscle responses. The early cortical responses (<100 ms) are thought be involved in the “rapid” transcortical reaction to the perturbation while the late cortical responses (>100 ms) are related to the “slow” transcortical reaction....
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Junier, S.J. (author)
The thesis deals with the use of computer software to inform policy planners in the context of debates about evidence based policy making and the role of experts and expertise in policy planning. Specifically it analyses the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the Netherlands and the development of a decision...
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van der Meer, A.A. (author)
The transition towards a sustainable society calls for the massive deployment of renewable energy sources such as large wind parks located far offshore. High-voltage direct current transmission based on voltage sourced converter technology (VSC-HVDC) offers a wide range of technological benefits that foster the grid integration of offshore wind...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Li, K. (author)
To assess durability of cement-based materials, permeability is commonly considered as an important indicator. It is defined as the rate of movement of an agent (liquid or gas) through the porous medium under an applied pressure. Although permeability can be directly measured in laboratories, these experimental tests generally require...
doctoral thesis 2017
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de Vries, G. (author)
We are shaken almost weekly by reports of the threat of terrorism. But just how real is this threat, and how is it experienced by the general public? It is not unlikely that there is a gap between the threat of terrorism and people's perception of the risk. A new research project by Doctor Gerdien de Vries of TU Delft, in which researchers from...
report 2017
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Deng, R. (author)
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Jain, K.P. (author)
The end of life of a ship is determined by its owner on the basis of various commercial and technical factors. Once decided to scrap a ship, almost all end-of-life (EOL) ships are sold to recycling yards for dismantling; except for a few which are converted into museums, hotels, storage, and artificial reefs. As the decision is a commercial one,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Deligiannis, D. (author)
Silicon heterojunction solar cells (SHJ) are currently one of the most promising solar cell technologies in the world. The SHJ solar cell is based on a crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer, passivated on both sides with a thin intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) layer. Subsequently, p-type and n-type doped layers are deposited on the...
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Rahman, M.M. (author)
The principle of Subsurface Arsenic (As) Removal (SAR) is to extract anoxic groundwater, aerate it and reinject it. Oxygen in the injected water reacts with iron in the resident groundwater to form hydrous ferric oxide (HFO). Dissolved As sorbs onto the HFO, which allows for the extraction of groundwater with lower As concentrations.
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, W. (author)
Computer-based support for disease self-management has been proposed for chronic patients to stimulate early awareness of disease changes, facilitate patients’ autonomy, and reduce demands on health care resources. Renal transplant patients need lifelong care and can be viewed as chronically ill: they visit hospital regularly to monitor their...
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Ferranti, L. (author)
In fields such as aerospace or automotive, the use of classical control methods such as PID is still significant. The presence of constraints, however, impacts on the performance of these controllers that are usually designed to avoid constraint saturation. MPC techniques are the obvious alternative to handle constraint saturation and fully...
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Palin, D. (author)
Bacteria-based self-healing concrete is an innovative self-healing materials approach, whereby bacteria embedded in concrete can form a crack healing mineral precipitate. Structures made from self-healing concrete promise longer service lives, with associated economic benefits [1]. Despite concretes susceptibility to marine-based degradation...
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Kawale, D. (author)
Crude oil has been an important source of energy for several decades now. Upon discovery of a crude oil reservoir until its abandonment, typically the oil recovery process can be classified in three stages. The primary and the secondary stage involve utilizing and maintaining reservoir pressure to recover oil respectively. The tertiary, or the...
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Bas, G. (author)
Industrial systems increasingly need to become more resilient to developments in their environment. To take the right decisions and improve their resilience, those companies need insight into the effects of resilience-enhancing actions. A substantial part of those actions' effects follow from the adaptation of the focal company's environment in...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Qu, B. (author)
In the recent decades, various dynamic process models on complex networks have been built to study the mechanisms by which an opinion, a disease or generally the information spreads in real-world networks. For example, opinion models are developed to illustrate the competition of opinions in a population, and epidemic models are used to describe...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Hofland, B. (author), Rosa-Santos, Paulo (author), Taveira-Pinto, Francisco (author), Lemos, Rute (author), Mendonça, A. (author), Juana Fortes, C (author)
This paper studies novel ways to evaluate armour damage in physical models of coastal structures. High-resolution damage data for reference rubble mound breakwaters obtained under the HYDRALAB+ joint-research project are analysed and discussed. These tests are used to analyse the way to describe damage, the influence of the sequence of testing,...
conference paper 2017
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van den Berg, E.M. (author), Elisario, Marina P. (author), Kuenen, J.G. (author), Kleerebezem, R. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author)
Denitrification and dissimilatory reduction to ammonium (DNRA) are competing nitrate-reduction processes that entail important biogeochemical consequences for nitrogen retention/removal in natural and man-made ecosystems. The nature of the available carbon source and electron donor have been suggested to play an important role on the outcome of...
journal article 2017
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