Assessment of nuclear energy sustainability index using fuzzy logic

Ayah Elshahat, Ayah E. Abouelnaga, Abdelmohsen Metwally, Naguib Aly, Mohammad Nagy, Saeed Agamy

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Nuclear energy is increasingly perceived as an attractive mature energy generation technology that can deliver an answer to the worldwide increasing energy demand while respecting environmental concerns as well as contributing to a reduced dependence on fossil fuel. Advancing nuclear energy deployment demands an assessment of nuclear energy with respect to all sustainability dimensions. In this paper, the nuclear energy, whose sustainability will be assessed, is governed by the dynamics of three subsystems: environmental, economic, and sociopolitical. The overall sustainability is then a non-linear function of the individual sustainabilities. Each subsystem is evaluated by means of many components (pressure, status, and response). The combination of each group of indicators by means of fuzzy logic provides a measurement of sustainability for each subsystem. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1928-1933
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010


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