Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors

A Guidebook

2nd Edition - January 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Igor Pioro
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128205884

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Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors, Second Edition is a fully revised and updated comprehensive resource on the latest research and advances in generation IV nuclear reactor concepts. Editor Igor Pioro and his team of expert contributors have updated every chapter to reflect advances in the field since the first edition published in 2016. The book teaches the reader about available technologies, future prospects and the feasibility of each concept presented, equipping them users with a strong skillset which they can apply to their own work and research.

Key Features

  • Provides a fully updated, revised and comprehensive handbook dedicated entirely to generation IV nuclear reactors
  • Includes new trends and developments since the first publication, as well as brand new case studies and appendices
  • Covers the latest research, developments and design information surrounding generation IV nuclear reactors


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    1.1. Current Status of Electricity Generation in the World

    1.2. Current Status and Future Trends in the World Nuclear-Power Industry 

    Part I: Generation IV nuclear-reactor concepts

    2. Generation IV International Forum

    3. Very high-temperature reactor

    4. Gas-cooled fast reactors (GFRs)

    5. Sodium-cooled fast reactor

    6. Lead-cooled fast reactor

    7. Molten salt fast reactors

    8. Super-critical water-cooled reactors

    Part II: Current status of Generation IV activities in selected countries

    9. Generation IV: USA

    10. Generation IV: European Union

    10.1 Generation IV Concepts: Euratom

    10.2 ESFR SMART a European Sodium Fast Reactor concept including the European feedback experience and the new safety commitments following Fukushima accident.

    11. Generation IV concepts: Japan

    12. Generation IV concepts: USSR and Russia

    13. Generation IV concepts in Korea

    14. Generation IV concepts: China

    15. Generation IV concepts: India

    Part III: Related topics to Generation IV nuclear reactor concepts

    16. The Safety and Risk Assessment of Advanced Reactors

    17. Nonproliferation for advanced reactors: political and social aspects

    18. Thermal aspects of conventional and alternative fuels

    19 Generation IV Reactors for Nuclear Hydrogen Production

    20. Advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Small- and Medium-size Reactors (S&MRs)

    20.1 Advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

    20.2 Current status of SMRs and S&MRs development in the world

    21. Alternative power cycles for Generation-IV reactors

    21.1 Alternative power cycles for Generation-IV helium-cooled reactors

    21.2 Closed Brayton-Cycle Configurations for Gas-cooled Fast Reactors and Very High-Temperature Reactors

    22. Regulatory and Licensing Challenges with Generation-IV Nuclear Energy Systems

    Part IV: Nuclear-Power Technologies Beyond Generation-IV concepts

    23. ITER. The Way to Fusion Energy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 764
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: January 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128205884

About the Editor

Igor Pioro

Professor Igor Pioro is an internationally recognized scientist within areas of nuclear engineering. He is author/co-author of 367 publications including 9 technical books, 15 chapters in technical books, 76 papers in refereed journals, 198 papers in refereed proceedings of international and national conferences and symposiums, 26 patents and inventions, and 43 major technical reports.

Professor Pioro graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine/Kiev Polytechnic Institute with Master of Applied Science in Thermal Physics in 1979. After that, he worked in various positions, including an engineer, senior scientist, deputy director, professor, director of the graduate program in nuclear engineering, and associate dean. Currently, he is associated with the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada).

Professor Pioro is a Founding Editor of the ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (from 2014) and an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines & Power. He was a Chair of the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Engineering Division of the ASME (2011-2012) and a Chair of the International Conference On Nuclear Engineering (ICONE20-POWER2012).

Professor Pioro has received many international and national awards and certificates of appreciation including an Honorary Doctor’s degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” (2013); The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) Education and Communication Award (2011); The UOIT Research Excellence Award (2011); and the ICONE Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2009).

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

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