Title: Nuclear energy for water security

Authors: P.K. Tewari

Addresses: Desalination Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India

Abstract: For peace, and the welfare and well-being of humans, fresh water is essential. Atoms are a source of abundant energy that do not have any greenhouse effect and can be used for different peaceful applications, such as power generation, the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the field of medicine, to improve the productivity of food crops and soil fertility in agriculture and for food preservation. To find and assess the water resources on the earth, nuclear power serves as the source of energy for fresh water production.

Keywords: cogeneration; disease treatment; electricity projection; food crops; food preservation; medical diagnosis; nuclear desalination; nuclear energy situation; soil fertility; world water shortage; nuclear power; freshwater production; atoms for peace; seawater desalination.

DOI: 10.1504/AFP.2006.010343

Atoms for Peace: an International Journal, 2006 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.199 - 205

Published online: 15 Jul 2006 *

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