Special Issue "Nuclear Waste Management and Sustainability of Nuclear Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Mr. Zoran Drace
European Union Project for Chernobyl, Ukraine (Director) and International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), IAEA (Former Head)
Phone: +43 664 391 8231
Interests: sustainability of nuclear energy systems; nuclear waste predisposal management
Nuclear energy is clean, reliable, and competitive with its most important application in power generation, where it can gradually replace fossil fuels and avoid massive pollution of the environment. A useless byproduct, resulting from utilization of nuclear energy in both power generation and other useful applications, such as in medicine, industry, and research, is nuclear waste. To be sustainable in the long term, nuclear energy systems should avoid undue burdens on future generations caused by nuclear waste. This is achieved by reducing the generation of waste and by safe and effective management of radioactive legacy waste and of the waste unavoidable generated during utilization of nuclear energy.
This Special Issue aims to analyze the nuclear waste management activities pursuing to provide environmentally safe utilization of nuclear energy in a sustainable manner. It will focus on assessment of nuclear energy systems in regard of their long-term sustainability and adequate pre-disposal waste management activities aiming to provide environmental safe and sustainable development.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of their rapid and wide dissemination.
Prof. Dr. Michael I. Ojovan
Mr. Zoran Drace
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Nuclear waste management for sustainable development
- Nuclear waste from current and future uses of nuclear energy
- Sustainability evaluation of nuclear energy systems
- Methodology of sustainability assessment of nuclear energy systems
- Pre-disposal activities to address sustainable development
- Material aspects of sustainable development