International Journal of Nuclear Exergy

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. André Maïsseu
ISSN online: 2515-5601
ISSN print: 2515-5598
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In a world running out of fossil fuels, facing multifaceted scarcity and contending with pollution, all energies are not equal. This provokes many arguments based mainly on political tenets instead of science. In this context the concept of energy can be usefully substituted by "exergy", i.e. "the maximum useful work that can be extracted from a system as it reversibly comes into equilibrium with its environment". IJNEx presents research that uses the exergy framework to address the challenges facing humanity.


IJNEx was formed in September 2017 from a merger of the International Journal of Nuclear Desalination (IJND), 2003-2011 (Vols. 1-4) and the International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications (IJNHPA), 2006-2016 (Vols. 1-3).


 Topics covered include

  • Exergy analysis of sustainable development, power plant cycles, refrigeration cycles, simple processes and desalination processes
  • Exergy analysis of new-generation nuclear reactors (FBR, high temperature, etc.), nuclear fuel cycles and geopolitics of energy resources
  • Exergy-economic analysis
  • Exergy destruction
  • Exergy/environment modelling
  • Exergetic lifecycle assessment
  • Exergy-related applications
  • Sectoral exergy utilisation
  • Waste exergy emissions
  • Thermodynamic systems
  • Second-law efficiency
  • Thermo- and exergo-economics
  • Criticisms of and problems with use of exergy
  • Entropy generation minimisation
  • Global governance of nuclear technology

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The objectives of IJNEx are (i) to establish an effective channel of communication between academic and research institutions, non-governmental agencies and civilian persons concerned with the complex role of nuclear energy in society; (ii) to propose to government agencies and decision makers some unbiased energy answers; and (iii) to promote and coordinate developments in the field of impartial sustainable development. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological, ecological and social changes in the global economy.


IJNEx provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the field of sustainable energy management to disseminate impartial information and to learn from each other's work. Policy makers and planners, decision makers, international agencies, academics, researchers, business leaders, managers, professionals, union leaders, practitioners, consultants and students involved in exergy, energy, thermodynamics, environmental issues and international development are also among the groups the journal intends to reach.


IJNEx publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in nuclear exergy management will occasionally be published. The journal may publish extended versions of papers presented to international conferences, meetings and workshops dedicated to exergy to enlarge the understanding of this thermodynamic concept.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Maïsseu, André, WONUC, France

Deputy Editor

  • Khamis, Ibrahim, International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA, Austria

Editorial Board Members

  • Aghamiri, S.M.R., Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
  • Al-Johani, Mohammed S., King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Caliskan, Hakan, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  • Calzada, Jaime Roset, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Chen, G.Q., Peking University, China
  • Colombo, Emanuela, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Delfín Loya, Arturo, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico
  • Feidt, Michel, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Jakhar, Sanjeev, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
  • Kettab, Ahmed, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d'Alger, Algeria
  • Kryanev, Alexander, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), Russian Federation
  • Moura, Luís M., Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Oliveira Jr., Silvio de, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sahin, Ahmet Z., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Sawada, Tetsuo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Silow, Eugene, Irkutsk State University, Russian Federation
  • Singh, D.B., Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, India
  • Solis, Roberto Carlos Lopez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Sunaryo, Geni Rina, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Tewari, P.K., Homi Bhabha National Institute, India
  • Wang, Jie, Tsinghua University, China
  • Werkoff, François, Association Française de L'Hydrogène (AFH2), France
  • Xu, Cheng, North China Electric Power University, China
  • Yang, Xiaoyong, Tsinghua University, China
  • Yari, Mortaza, University of Tabriz, Iran
  • Yu, Suyuan, Tsinghua University, China


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