About the book
The applications of isotopes sciences and technology in supporting the sustainability of human life are receiving considerable attention. Both stable and radioactive isotopes have been widely used to study, monitor, and predict the changes that occur in different environmental compartments. The results of these efforts have been used to improve water management planning and clarify our understanding of the changes that occur due to climatic actions. In addition, these isotopes have been used to enhance the capabilities of the agricultural sector toward zero hunger, support the medical sector to improve the diagnostic and treatment techniques towards affordable health care, and support industrial innovation and infrastructure.
The aim of this book is to provide a wide scope of topics related to the principles and recent advances in the applications of stable and radioactive isotopes in supporting sustainable development with a special focus on the applications in environmental sciences. All fields of research covering the theoretical background of radioactivity phenomenon, including radioactive decay, natural abundance of stable isotopes, and isotope fractionation processes are welcomed. Principals and recent advances in sampling techniques in different environmental compartments and the analytical measuring techniques are intended to be included. The application of natural and anthropogenic isotopes to understand changes in different environmental compartments to support water management planning, climate change evaluations, study life underwater, and changes in the lithosphere are of interest.