Nuclear Power

Paperback | October 27, 2016

byPaul Breeze

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Nuclear Power provides a concise, up-to-date, accessible guide to the most controversial form of power generation. The author includes a comprehensive description of the various methods for generating nuclear power and evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each method. The analysis of real-life, tragic examples, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima help the reader understand the associated risks and dangers of this method of power generation and the radioactive waste it creates. This is a valuable and insightful read for those involved in nuclear power, including power plant designers and engineers, as well as those involved in the protection of society and the environment. Discusses various nuclear reactor designs and methods for generating this type of power Evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each technology Explores the environmental and economic effects of nuclear power generation through various real-life tragedies, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima

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Nuclear Power provides a concise, up-to-date, accessible guide to the most controversial form of power generation. The author includes a comprehensive description of the various methods for generating nuclear power and evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each method. The analys...

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Nuclear Poweris a very concise, up-to-date and accessible guide to the most controversial form of power generation. Breeze provides a comprehensive description of the various ways of generating power in this way and evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic and emotional factors involved in each method discussed. The ...

Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 27, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081010435

ISBN - 13:9780081010433

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Table of Contents

1. Global Nuclear Capacity 2. Fundamentals of Nuclear Power 3. Nuclear Fission 4. Controlled Nuclear Reaction 5. Nuclear Fusion 6. Nuclear Fission Reactor Designs 7. Boiling Water Reactor 8. Pressurized Water Reactor 9. Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (CANDU Reactor) 10. Gas-cooled Reactors 11. RBMK Reactor 12. High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactor 13. Nuclear Fast (Breeder) Reactors 14. Advanced Reactors 15. Nuclear Fusion 16. Magnetic Confinement 17. Inertial Confinement 18. Tritium Production 19. Environmental Question 20. Radioactive Waste 21. Waste Categories 22. Decommissioning 23. Cost of Nuclear Power