Fast Reactors

Fast Reactors

A Solution to Fight Against Global Warming

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Author: Joel Guidez
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219461

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Fast Reactors: A Solution to Fight Against Global Warming presents the current status of fast-reactor nuclear generation technology, with a focus on ecology and sustainability benefits for the future. Author Joel Guidez analyzes past failures and limited deployment reasons to help drive this power generation method forward to a cleaner and more sustainable energy environment. The book covers safety aspects, short-life waste management, multirecycling, and biodiversity preservation to provide a well-rounded reference on the topic.

Key Features

  • Analyzes reasons for past failures and presents the advantages of fast reactors
  • Reviews the status of fast-reactor technology, for sodium fast reactors and molten salt reactors with liquid fuel
  • Presents ways in which fast nuclear reactors can help fight climate change and promote sustainability for the future


Nuclear industry professionals, especially those in gen IV reactors; nuclear energy researchers; those concerned with the climate change and sustainability of power generation. Nuclear engineering students; energy policy professionals; government bodies

Table of Contents

  • 1. What energy for Homo Sapiens on his planet?
    2. What are the advantages of fast reactors?
    3. Fast reactors exist, I've met them
    4. Analysis of the reasons for the failure to set up sodium fast reactors in the world in 2021
    5. What fuel for a fast sodium reactor?
    6. Update on the technical state of sodium fast reactors in Europe
    7. Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSR) Update

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219461

About the Author

Joel Guidez

Joel Guidez is the CEA, Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission based in Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Affiliations and Expertise

CEA, Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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