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Gijsbert Korevaar

Gijsbert Korevaar
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam) · TU Delft: Technology Policy and Management; Hogeschool Rotterdam: Kenniscentrum Duurzame Havenstad

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I work at two insitutions and combine the best of two worlds!

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Publications (46)
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Coal-mine effluent treatment has the potential to both reduce the environmental impact of the effluent and provide economic opportunities by recovering valuable minerals and clean water. In this study, we modeled a novel treatment process, which includes nanofiltration (NF), two-step crystallization, reverse osmosis (RO), electrodialysis (ED), mult...
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This study furthers game-based learning for circular business model innovation (CBMI), the complex, dynamic process of designing business models according to the circular economy principles. The study explores how game-play in an educational setting affects learning progress on the level of business model elements and from the perspective of six le...
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Safe-and-sustainable-by-design (SSbD) is a concept that takes a systems approach by integrating safety, sustainability, and functionality throughout a product’s the life cycle. This paper proposes a framework based on a prospective life cycle assessment for early safety and sustainability assessment. The framework’s purpose is to identify environme...
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Sustainability is high on the agendas of public and private organizations. Governments are setting targets for reducing the use of virgin raw materials in products and to eliminate waste. To accelerate the transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) policy makers are launching instruments. However, policy instruments such as financial incentives or...
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Natural gas for heating is widespread in the built environment of The Netherlands, where the government aims at limiting heat demand and reducing natural gas consumption over the coming decades. In the owner-occupied residential sector, this transition is complex and requires cooperation and coordination of individuals and groups that make investme...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool for achieving sustainability. Traditional LCAs analyze well defined and developed industrial systems, but recent developments of LCA focus on analyzing emerging technologies which are not yet optimized with respect to energy and materials. Therefore, LCA results of ex-ante applications can be very diff...
Technical Report
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A novel framework for understanding sustainability transitions for service-focused business parks with a case study in Leiden, the Netherlands
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Sustainable industrial development aims to increase the living standards of people while providing solutions for environmentally and socially sound industrialization. Clustering is one of the main industrialization patterns in today's economies, and in order to define sustainable development of industrial clusters, the concept of Industrial Symbios...
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The Netherlands aims at reducing natural gas consumption for heating in the housing sector. Although homeowners are responsible for replacing their heating systems and improving dwelling insulation, they are not always able to make individual decisions. Some projects require group decisions within and between buildings. We use an agent-based modell...
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The viability of novel network-level circular business models (CBMs) is debated heavily. Many companies are hesitant to implement CBMs in their daily practice, because of the various roles, stakes and opinions and the resulting uncertainties. Testing novel CBMs prior to implementation is needed. Some scholars have used digital simulation models to...
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MSocial Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) uses a life cycle perspective to assess social impacts of products, and the S-LCA guidelines describe developing the system boundaries based on a factory-level perspective. However, such a perspective may exclude stakeholders with a negative social performance which are cooperating with a factory but are not di...
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Industrial Symbiosis Networks (ISNs) consist of firms that exchange residual materials and energy locally, in order to gain economic, environmental and/or social advantages. In practice, ISNs regularly fail when partners leave and the recovery of residual streams ends. Regarding the current societal need for a shift towards sustainability, it is un...
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Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is a means for sustainable cluster development. The first consideration for implementing IS in a cluster is to identify technical opportunities for exchanging waste material and or energy. However, the definition and methods for assessing the technical potential of IS are not elaborated in the literature. This research pro...
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Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is a collaboration between nearby industrial plants to exchange waste material and energy and achieve economic and environmental benefits that cannot be obtained individually. IS emergence in a cluster requires both technical potentials for material and energy exchange and social readiness for collaboration. In this paper,...
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Environmental pollution, resource scarcity, and freshwater shortage are critical world challenges facing humanity. Process industry produces large amounts of brine, a waste water with a high salinity level and often critical raw materials. This study applies the social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) to quantify societal benefits and risks in develop...
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Social life cycle assessment (SLCA) was developed to complement the environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and economic assessment. Contrary to LCA, SLCA is not yet standardized, and the consequential approach is little discussed in literature. This study aims to perform a consequential SLCA and investigate the applicability of the method in ind...
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Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is a collective approach to competitive advantage in which separate industries create a cooperative network to exchange materials, energy, water and/or by-products. By addressing issues related to resource depletion, waste management and pollution, IS plays an important role in the transition towards sustainable developmen...
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To reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, an energy transition is taking place in the European Union. Achieving these targets requires changes in the heating and cooling sector (H&C). Designing and implementing this energy transition is not trivial, as technology, actors, and institutions interact in complex ways. We prov...
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This study evaluates whether a transition of large ports facilities to biofuel production for mobility improves the environmental performance and satisfies the renewable energy directive (RED) and it is the first LCA study that considers biofuel production from torrefied wood. The systems studied are wood, torrefied wood, and straw pellets circulat...
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Power generation from biomass is mentioned as a means to make our society more sustainable as it decreases greenhouse gas emissions of fossil origin and reduces the dependency on finite energy carriers, such as coal, oil and natural gas. When assessing the sustainability of power generation from biomass, it is important to consider the supply chain...
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Symbiotic Urban Agriculture Networks (SUANs) are a specific class of symbiotic networks that intend to close material and energy loops from cities and urban agriculture. Private and public stakeholders in SUANs face difficulties in the implementation of technological and organisational design interventions due to the complex nature of the agricultu...
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This paper aims to contribute to understanding the dynamics of industrial symbiosis. More specifically, we focus on the dynamics of anchoring as they can be observed in the Chinese context of eco-industrial development. We define anchoring as those activities that (typically local) actors perform to create local physical and institutional condition...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an already proven and thoroughly used methodology when ones wants to evaluate the environmental performance of a product, process or even whole system. Even though the LCA stages that a practitioner needs to follow are standardized by ISO 14040, the sub-stages that are needed are still not. Therefore, many times in th...
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Industrial symbiosis activities show considerable diversity across social contexts. Within the boundaries of Europe alone, substantial differences exist in the ways that industrial symbiosis manifests itself. This variability presents challenges to define and identify the phenomena in the context of an internationally comparative study. This chapte...
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This book covers updated perspectives on eco-industrial parks across the world. It is an excellent work done by researchers with different background and culture. History, barriers, institutional arrangements, policies, waste management, and greenhouse gas emissions, together with eco-industrial parks, are all discussed so that decision makers from...
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In this paper the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used to evaluate the environmental benefits on global warming, acidification and photochemical oxidation potentials, of biomass direct co-firing with coal on a 20% energy input basis, when compared with coal-fired power generation in The Netherlands. The solid biofuel is produced from Dutch or Canadi...
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In some areas of Sub-Saharan Africa appropriate organic waste management technology could address development issues such as soil degradation, unemployment and energy scarcity, while at the same time reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. This paper investigates the role that carbon markets could have in facilitating the implementation of composti...
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The paper presents ongoing research performed by a network of European researchers on the development and diffusion of industrial symbiosis in European countries. The research has a number of aims: 1. To find out the nature of industrial symbiosis by finding out the national peculiarities as well as points of correspondence in countries with varyin...
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Our group has been together for over 18 months and in this period we had two 2,5 day workshops. As our purpose is to develop a comparative analysis of industrial symbiosis in Europe, we have found that a major challenge is to find common denominators (the object of study) while leaving room for diversity on other characteristics (which is why we th...
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Introduction Industrial Ecosystem Programs in Rotterdam Conclusions References
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China is bearing increasing e-waste inflows from both domestic generation and illegal import. However, neither the existent formal nor informal recyclers could accomplish the dual targets for reaching high recovery rate of materials and fine control over potentially toxic substances. This paper summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of the current...
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The design of sustainable integrated processes asks, amongst others, for a method that enables the analysis and synthesis of entire supply chains. In this paper, a newly developed method for Chemical Route Selection (CRS) is described. The CRS method and its accompanying case study illustrate how various processing routes can be compared and how th...
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The current chemical industry is not sustainable, which leads to the fact that innovation of chemical processes and products is too often hazardous for society in general and the environment in particular. It really is a challenge to implement sustainability considerations in the design activities of chemical engineers. Therefore, the main question...
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From September 2004 a new two-years Master of Science (MSc) curriculum on Industrial Ecology will be given in The Netherlands. Three Dutch universities are involved in this initiative: Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, and Erasmus University of Rotterdam. The scientific field of Industrial Ecology is broad and contains various appr...
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Incorporating sustainability issues into the chemical industry requires a society-focussed methodology for the design of processes and products. In this paper, we present our design methodology that is able to support both students and experienced process engineers. We constructed this methodology from existing chemical process design practices, in...
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In order to deposit polycrystalline silicon for photovoltaic solar cell application, a new low-temperature synthesis route is required. Towards this end, Laser-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of polycrystalline silicon films on metalized ceramic substrates is investigated. A tunable continuous wave CO2-laser is used in a perpendicular configurat...
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Mass spectrometry provides a means to study the kinetics of the decomposition of hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) in detail. Towards this end, in situ mass spectrometry during Laser-Induced Chemical Vapor Deposition (LCVD) of silicon carbonitride is investigated. The reactant gases, HMDS, and ammonia, are heated by a continuous wave CO2-laser in a paral...
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Industrial Ecology, a rapidly developing field in which industrial systems are designed to mimic ecological systems, offers an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to studying sus-tainability and sustainable development. We present theory and didactic practices suitable for an introductory facultative 80 study hour course for university student...

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The research project Re-StORe aims to develop insights in how urban organic waste can best be turned into fertilizers, soil amendments or biogas, depending on the desired economic, environmental and social outcomes for civilians, companies or public institutions. Which indicators are decisive for the choice and design of solutions for collecting and processing organic waste? And how do you make the sustainability effects measurable?
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Ensuring that everyone has access to sustainable water and sanitation services is a critical climate change mitigation strategy for the years ahead. The chemical industry comprises the most water-intensive industry accounting, in many countries, for more than 30% of industrial water consumption. According to Global Water Intelligence, other major industrial water users are the mining sector, pulp& paper, power and food & beverage. The water consumed by these industries is transformed into the brine effluent that is the focus of this project. Brine discharges are recognized as one of the major threats to the aquatic environment, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. The concept of the ZERO BRINE project is to close the loop of these particularly problematic effluents and thus: (a) ensure compliance of industry with existing and upcoming regulations; (b) protect the environment; and (c) recover the materials that are currently leaking from our economies.