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Treatment using UV light a possible alternative for chlorine in swimming pools

23 November 2016

Swimming pool water is usually disinfected using a chlorine product such as hypochlorite to kill all micro-organisms present. Unfortunately, hypochlorite reacts to other impurities in the water, such as sweat and urine, to form disinfection by-products. These disinfection by-products are irritants. Marjolein Peters studied an alternative method of purification and examined its effect on...Continue

 

10,000 Plastic plants in the waterlab of TU Delft

14 November 2016
Picture: TU Delft/Frank Auperlé

There is rising awareness of the need to include the effects of vegetation in studies dealing with the behavior of rivers. To study this further, researcher Andrés Vargas, who defends his PhD-thesis on Wednesday November 16th, created a ‘river’ that flows through the main channel of the waterlab at TU Delft and that is full of little, green plastic plants. Ten thousand of them…Continue

 

WEpod autonomous vehicles operate as temporary bus service

09 November 2016

From Tuesday 8 November two self-driving WEpods named WURby and WElly, are operating as a weekly bus service on the campus of Wageningen University and Research. On Tuesdays from 11:00 to 13:00 passengers are welcome to board the bus on its fixed route with 10 stops. TU Delft is one of the partners in this project, contributing to the software and sensors that enable the vehicle to travel...Continue

 

Future coastal sea level rise

09 November 2016

If mid-century temperatures reach 2°C, global coastlines could rise by approximately 20 centimetres, but, due to global imbalances in ocean levels, 90% of coastal areas could experience even higher coastlines. And if temperatures rise by 5°C by 2100, as predicted by climate scenario RCP 8.5, coastlines could increase an average of 90 centimetres. Furthermore, an average of 80% of coastlines would...Continue

 
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