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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Abou Jaoude
 
First Name:
Abdalla
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Nuclear Energy for the Middle East: Technology choices and requirements
 
Paper Proposal Text :
Nuclear energy has been proposed in several Middle Eastern countries as a way to meet increased demand for electricity and to achieve energy security through diversification of energy sources. Past studies have focused on assessing the need for nuclear power, either for specific countries or for the region as a whole, and the economic challenges associated with it. However, little research has been done so far on assessing the technology supply side. This paper aims to review available nuclear reactor technologies that are ready to be exported to the Middle East and discuss their respective merits and drawbacks. The paper also evaluates how each of the available nuclear reactor technologies and vendors meet the specific requirements of the region. The study will take into consideration economic, fuel, water, regulatory, political and waste requirements with the aim of providing a broad overview of the key factors that will influence state’s decision. The main objective will be to provide states interested in pursuing nuclear energy with a map of options that will guide their decision-making process.
 
 
 

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