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Nuclear Power Plant

Nasser Awwad

King Khalid University


nuclear fuel nuclear fission solid fuels liquid fuels nuclear reactors nuclear chain reactions radioactive waste nuclear energy renewable energy non-renewable energy physiological effects radiation exposure future of nuclear power

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This book will shed light on some of the advances of the nuclear power plant such as nuclear fuel and nuclear fission, nuclear reactors and nuclear chain reactions, and treatment and disposal of radioactive waste. Also, it will describe physiological effects of radiation exposure, radiation units and accidents and it will try to answer the important question about the nuclear energy and whether it is renewable or non-renewable source of energy. Finally the book will cover the topics concerning the future of nuclear power and hopefully encourage readers, researchers and scientists to look further into the frontier of modern nuclear science to make all necessary efforts to for this field to advance even more. This book will offer a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the study of nuclear power plant with the aim to provide a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors on nuclear power plant and to open new possible research paths for further novel developments.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 31st 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 21st 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 20th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 8th 2020

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Nasser Awwad

King Khalid University

Dr. Nasser Awwad has a Ph.D. in Inorganic and Radiochemistry 2000 from Ain Shams University, and a Postdoctorate from Sandia National Labs, New Mexico, USA, 2004. Nasser Awwad was Associate Professor of Radiochemistry in 2006 and Professor of Inorganic and Radiochemistry in 2011 at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. He has been a professor at King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, KSA, since 2011. He has published two chapters in the following books: "Natural Gas—Extraction to End Use" and "Advances in Petrochemicals". He is the editor of five books on uranium, new trends in nuclear sciences, dyes in industry, lanthanides and gas chromatography and its applications; in addition, he has published 54 papers in ISI journals. He has supervised four PhD and 16 MSc students in the field of radioactive and wastewater treatment. He has participated in 25 international conferences in South Korea, the USA, Lebanon, KSA, and Egypt. Dr. Awwad has participated in six big projects with KACST at KSA and Sandia National Labs in the USA about the conditioning of radioactive sealed sources and wastewater treatment. He is the leader of a research group looking into the utilization of nanomaterials for the treatment of inorganic and organic pollutants and a member of a research group studying the influence of d- and f-block element interactions with drugs on its bioactivities. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Arab Society of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine and a member of the Egyptian Society for Nuclear Sciences and its Applications. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Energy and Environmental Research and Technology. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the 9th World Congress & Expo on Nanotechnology & Material Science, a rapporteur of the Permanent Committee for Nuclear and Radiological Protection at KKU, and a member of the Committee for the Development of International Cooperation Management at KKU. He is interested in utilizing the different techniques related to treatment, disposal and recovery of radioactive waste.

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