Nuclear Safety in Light Water Reactors
Severe Accident Phenomenology
- Bal Raj Sehgal, Emeritus Chair Professor of Nuclear Power Safety, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
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.
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