FilterXpert: monitoring the operation of sand filters online
Virtually all Dutch water companies use sand filters in their water purification facilities. The filters capture dirt and remove dissolved substances such as iron and manganese. They also mediate the conversion of ammonia.
Living Building Concept
Growing pressure from society, European competition and government is forcing the Dutch construction industry to become more innovative and competitive. TU Delft has developed the Living Building Concept.
Self-healing of Concrete
TU Delft is researching how the self-healing capacity of concrete structures can be improved by using calcite-precipitating bacteria and what conditions are necessary for these bacteria to thrive.
Closed-loop Reservoir Management
In order for hydrocarbon production to keep up with the growing demand on energy, it is essential to increase the amount of oil that is extracted from mature oil fields. TU Delft is looking at ways to improve the recovery factor of existing oil fields.
Underground CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS)
In order to stabilize the world’s atmospheric CO2 concentration, serious reductions in carbon dioxide emissions are a necessity. TU Delft researchers are looking into the possibilities of useful underground CO2 storage.
Seismic Observatory for Imaging and Monitoring (LOFAR)
Seismic surveying has always been rather expensive. LOFAR will give TU Delft researchers the chance to get images of the subsurface in a completely new way and monitor subsurface changes using time-lapse seismic.
Urban Riverfronts: flood protection and more
In Dutch river cities current flood protection is often insufficient. TU Delft is researching ways to improve flood protection in urban areas by creating multifunctional and adaptable flood defenses.
Ampelmann: a Revolution in Offshore Access
Transferring marine personnel to and from offshore facilities is a risky and expensive business. The TU Delft has developed a six-legged hydraulic motion compensation platform, which makes offshore access much easier and faster.
Flood Warning System in Rural Suriname
In May 2006, rural Suriname was hit by massive floods that left many people homeless. TU Delft students set up a project to raise awareness and help the people of Suriname find ways to deal with the dangers of flooding and reduce future risks.
Sustainable Concepts of Urban Water Management
Climate change, sea level rise, land subsidence and an increasing demand for building and recreational space are all forcing countries such as the Netherlands to drastically change their views on water management.
Drinking with the Wind
Desalinating seawater is a common way to obtain fresh water, but existing desalinating windmills are costly and far from energy efficient. TU Delft researchers have developed a windmill that does not require electricity or fuel and is more energy efficient.
Operations in Railway Networks
When trains are frequently running late, many people will still choose to travel by car instead. TU Delft is developing mathematical models that can be used to analyze, evaluate and increase the reliability of train network timetables.
TU Delft is researching how people behave in different settings, i.e. stations, airports or inner-city public areas, and is developing computer simulations to improve new designs in order to reduce the number of pedestrian bottlenecks.
Overtaking and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
TU Delft is researching whether the use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can help reduce this number and what requirements such a system should meet in order to have a positive result.