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Hosam Saleh

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Dr. Saleh has more than 23 years of experience in hazardous waste management. He has been selected among the top 2 percent of scientists in the world, according to the Stanford University report for 2020.


Amal Ibrahim Hassan Ibrahim

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Prof. Ibrahim participated in a lot of research to find solutions to some chronic disease problems, and she supervised some masters and doctoral theses. She is a Referee and publisher member in several international scientific journals, also a Member of Publication Integrity and Ethics (PIE) in London.


Origin of Metals Exploration of Useful Ores Geochemistry in Agriculture Chemical Elements in Geological Processes Geochethe Toxicological and Epidemiological Effect of Toxic Metals Medical Geochemistrymistry of Radioisotopes Modern Analytical Chemistry Geochemistry of the Elements Mechanism of Transmission of the Elements Environmental Pollution by Chemical Elements Trace Elements Age of Rocks

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Geochemistry describes laws controlling the circulation of chemicals in geological processes like weathering, transportation, sedimentation, and processing and forms various useful minerals. This branch of geochemistry has dealt with numerous practical theoretical issues, such as the mechanism to transmit elements that make up non-soluble compounds in water, the system of the arrangements and their causes, and the numerous laws regulating the distribution of useful ore deposits.

Geochemistry of the elements is the study in metals, rocks, and earth covers of the distributing of chemical elements and their forms of presence. This section has found numerous facts concerning the distribution of chemical components. Light elements with atomic weights of less than 29 are the most prevalent elements on the earth's crust. The oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and aluminum elements are the most common and most important elements in the formation of Earth crust and earth coverings. The first is roughly 50% of the Earth's composition and its life significance and the first and the second constitute water, and the combined elements consist of rocks which are more than half of the sedimentary rocks and are more widespread than other elements, with their numbers and weights of atomic material. There are however many questions that need to be solved, such as the high variability in chemical elements' concentrations and the presence of scarcity elements in the case of dispersion among other metals, such as rubidium.

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Hosam Saleh

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Hosam Saleh is a Professor of Radioactive Waste Management in the Radioisotope Department, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt. He obtained an MSc and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Cairo University. Dr. Saleh has more than 23 years of experience in hazardous waste management with an emphasis on treatment and developing new matrixes for immobilizing these wastes. He is also interested in studying innovative economic and environmentally friendly techniques for the management of hazardous and radioactive wastes. He has authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers and chapters and served as an editor for several books from international publishers. He has been selected among the top 2 percent of scientists in the world, according to the Stanford University report for two years 2020 and 2021.

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