Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Applications of Isotope Sciences and Technologies in Supporting Life Sustainability

Rehab O. Abdel Rahman

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

A researcher in Environmental engineering, member of World Nuclear Association, (HWA) Healthy Water Association, Egyptian society for radiation science and its application, and others.

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Natural Isotopes Radioactive Isotopes Isotope Hydrology Dispersion Climate Reconstruction Forest Ecology Marine Ecosystem Groundwater Surface Water Emission Sources Bio-Monitors Mass Spectrometry

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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 23rd 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 1st 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 31st 2022

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Review results due: October 19th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 18th 2022

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About the editor

Rehab O. Abdel Rahman

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Rehab O. Abdel Rahman is Professor of Chemical Nuclear Engineering at the Radioactive Waste Management Department, Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center, Atomic Energy Authority of Egypt. She has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt. She has contributed to the publication of more than thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers, twenty-five book chapters and ten books. Dr. Rahman has contributed in teaching and supervising postgraduate research in chemistry, physics, petrochemicals and environmental–chemical engineering. She serves as a verified reviewer for several journals and is managing editor for two International Journals. Dr Rahman is an honored scientist of Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and a Publons top reviewer (2016–2019).

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