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Nuclear Safety in Light Water Reactors

Severe Accident Phenomenology

This vital reference is the only one-stop resource on how to assess, prevent, and manage severe nuclear accidents in the light water reactors (LWRs) that pose the most risk to the public. LWRs are the predominant nuclear reactor in use around the world today, and they will continue to be the most frequently utilized in the near future. Therefore, accurate determination of the safety issues associated with such reactors is central to a consideration of the risks and benefits of nuclear power. This book emphasizes the prevention and management of severe accidents to teach nuclear professionals how to mitigate potential risks to the public to the maximum extent possible.

Audience
Engineers in national safety authorities and supporting Technical Safety Organizations (TSOs); Engineers at nuclear plant utility companies; Plant Designers; Researchers in national laboratories and nuclear research institutes

Hardbound, 740 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-388446-6

Contents

  • I. LIGHT WATER REACTOR (LWR) SAFETY, A HISTORICAL REVIEW
    II. IN-VESSEL CORE DEGRADATION
    III. EARLY CONTAINMENT FAILURE
    IV. LATE CONTAINMENT FAILURE
    V. FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE AND TRANSPORT
    VI. SEVERE ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT
    VII. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF THE ACCIDENT
    VIII. INTEGRAL CODES FOR SEVERE ACCIDENT ANALYSES
    APPENDIX 1: Corium thermodynamics and thermophysics
    APPENDIX 2: Severe accidents in CANDU (PHWR)

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