Advanced Security and Safeguarding in the Nuclear Power Industry

Advanced Security and Safeguarding in the Nuclear Power Industry

State of the Art and Future Challenges

1st Edition - August 4, 2020

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  • Editor: Victor Nian
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182574
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182567

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Advanced Security and Safeguarding in the Nuclear Power Industry: State of the art and future challenges presents an overview of a wide ranging scientific, engineering, policy, regulatory, and legal issues facing the nuclear power industry. Editor Victor Nian and his team of contributors deliver a much needed review of the latest developments in safety, security and safeguards (“Three S’s”) as well as other related and important subject matters within and beyond the nuclear power industry. This book is particularly insightful to countries with an interest in developing a nuclear power industry as well as countries where education to improve society’s opinion on nuclear energy is crucial to its future success. Advanced Security and Safeguarding in the Nuclear Power Industry covers the foundations of nuclear power production as well as the benefits and impacts of radiation to human society, international conventions, treaties, and standards on the “Three S’s”, emergency preparedness and response, and civil liability in the event of a nuclear accident.

Key Features

  • The socio-technical and economic risks of civilian and military applications of atomic energy
  • Putting into perspective the hazards of radioactive sources and health impacts of exposure to radiation
  • Prevention and protection against severe nuclear accidents with a much needed update on lessons learnt from “Fukushima”
  • International conventions, treaties, legal frameworks, standards and best practices on “Three S’s”, emergency preparedness and response, and civil liability
  • Evolving technological and institutional challenges facing the nuclear power industry in the future

Readership

Nuclear industry practitioners, scientists and engineers, and lawyers, educators, and policy makers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Recent advances in nuclear power technologies
    2. Non-power applications new missions for nuclear energy to be delivered safely and securely
    3. Radiation hazards from the nuclear fuel cycle
    4. Health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation
    5. Nuclear plant severe accidents: challenges and prevention
    6. Nuclear off-site emergency preparedness and response: key concepts and international normative principles
    7. International conventions and legal frameworks on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards
    8. Civil liability in the event of a severe nuclear disaster
    9. Future challenges in safety, security, and safeguards

Product details

  • No. of pages: 268
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: August 4, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182574
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182567

About the Editor

Victor Nian

Dr. Victor Nian is a Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. Dr. Nian holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Management of Technology, all from the National University of Singapore. His expertise is in energy and nuclear policy, energy systems analysis, technology assessment, and integrated solution development. His research portfolio covers a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects supported by government agencies and private sector. In the spirit of “research and innovation without borders”, he established UNiLAB on Integrated Systems Analysis Tools, which hosts a research network of more than fifteen academic and research organisations from around the world. He is a Founding Member and elected Council Member of the International Society for Energy Transition Studies amongst thirty-one other renowned individuals from organisations such as the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank and Economic Research Institute for East Asia. Dr. Nian was previously Visiting Fellow at the Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and elected President of the Engineering Alumni Singapore, the official alumni society for NUS established in 1972.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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