Nuclear power approximately supplies a sixth of the world's electricity and considers
as the major source of "carbon-free" energy today. With growing concerns aboutglobal
warming, it is not surprising that governments and power providers around the world
are considering building a substantial number of additional nuclear power plants.
These plants have demonstrated remarkable reliability and efficiency with the help of
extensive research work and sharing operational practical experience.
This book covers various topics, from thermal-hydraulic analysis to the safety analysis of nuclear power plant. It does not focus only on current power plant issues. Instead, it aims to address the challenging ideas that can be implemented in and used for the development of future nuclear power plants. This book will take the readers into the world of innovative research and development of future plants. Find your interests inside this book!Steam Generator
A sustainable energy future may, according to some, include nuclear power as a gap filler in the transition from nonsustainable fossil fuel to renewable energy, even though the needed uranium is not itself renewable. The most prominent argument of advocates for nuclear power is that it does not release greenhouse gases. Chapter 13 provides knowledge of nuclear power, nuclear waste, renewable energy and conserve energy.
The serious challenge facing the world today, in obtaining enough energy for growing population and in controlling the carbon emission caused by fossil fuel use, calls for nuclear energy as an alternative power source. This book presents research work and technical experience from several power plants and research institutions around the world from practical prospective.
NASA’s budget for fiscal year 2003 included funds to begin the Nuclear Systems Initiative focused on
research into and development of enhanced capabilities in the general areas of spacecraft power and propulsion
AT THE transition to the new millennium the future of nuclear energy looks
brighter. Nuclear power plants worldwide have operated safely.
Applications for extension of reactor operating licenses in the U.S. are in
place and construction is continuing abroad.
Uses of isotopes and radiation in applications to medicine, research, and
industry continue to assure human benefit. Research and development are
active in the areas of controlled fusion, accelerator uses, isotope separation,
space exploration, and excess weapons material disposition.
Due to economic growth and increasing population, energy demands must be satisfied
in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and minimized
environmental impact. Nuclear power has long posed a dilemma for
environmentalists and scientists alike. On the one hand it is seen as a cheap, clean
energy source whilst on the other some have concerns over its ability to dispose of
This introduction to nuclear physics provides an excellent basis for a core undergraduate course in this area. The authors show how simple models can provide an understanding of the properties of nuclei, both in their ground and excited states, and of the nature of nuclear reactions. They include chapters on nuclear fission, its application in nuclear power reactors, the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars.
Energy demands due to economic growth and increasing population must be satisfied
in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and no or minimized
environmental impact. New energy sources and systems must be inherently safe and
environmentally benign. These considerations are among the reasons that lead to
serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source.
We are fortunate to live in incredibly exciting and incredibly challenging time. Energy demands due to economic growth and increasing population must be satisfied in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and no or minimized environmental impact. These considerations are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source.
The purpose of these recommended guidelines is to promote safety in the use of power boilers. The term “power boiler” in this Section includes stationary, portable, and traction type boilers, but does not include locomotive and high temperature water boilers, nuclear power plant boilers.