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Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128239162

Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

2nd Edition

Second Edition

Editors: Daniel T. Ingersoll Mario D. Carelli
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128239162
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 27th October 2020
Page Count: 646
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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs)
1. Small modular reactors (SMRs) for producing nuclear energy: An introduction
2. Small modular reactors (SMRs) for producing nuclear energy: International developments
3. Integral pressurized water reactors (iPWRs) for producing nuclear energy: A new paradigm

Part II: Small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technologies
4. Core and fuel technologies in integral pressurized water reactors (iPWRs)
5. Key reactor system components in integral pressurized water reactors (iPWRs)
6. Instrumentation and control technologies for small modular reactors (SMRs)
7. Human-system interfaces in small modular reactors (SMRs)
8. Safety of integral pressurized water reactors (iPWRs)
9. Proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) in small modular reactors (SMRs)

Part III: Implementation and applications
10. Economics and financing of small modular reactors (SMRs)
11. Licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs)
12. Construction methods for small modular reactors (SMRs)
13. Hybrid energy systems using small modular reactors (SMRs)

Part IV: International R&D and deployment
14. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of Argentina
15. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of Canada
16. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of China
17. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of Japan
18. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of the Republic of Korea
19. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of Russia
20. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of the United Kingdom
21. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of the United States of America

Part V: Global perspectives
22. Small modular reactor (SMR) adoption: Opportunities and challenges for emerging markets
23. Small modular reactors (SMRs): The case of developing countries


Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, Second Edition is a fully updated comprehensive reference on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), which reflects the latest research and technological advances in the field from the last five years. Editors Daniel T. Ingersoll and Mario D. Carelli, along with their team of expert contributors, combine their wealth of collective experience to update this comprehensive handbook that provides the reader with all required knowledge on SMRs, expanding on the rapidly growing interest and development of SMRs around the globe. This book begins with an introduction to SMRs for power generation, an overview of international developments, and an analysis of Integral Pressurized Water Reactors as a popular class of SMRs. The second part of the book is dedicated to SMR technologies, including physics, components, I&C, human-system interfaces and safety aspects. Part three discusses the implementation of SMRs, covering economic factors, construction methods, hybrid energy systems and licensing considerations.

The fourth part of the book provides an in-depth analysis of SMR R&D and deployment of SMRs within eight countries, including the United States, Republic of Korea, Russia, China, Argentina, and Japan. This edition includes brand new content on the United Kingdom and Canada, where interests in SMRs have increased considerably since the first edition was published. The final part of the book adds a new analysis of the global SMR market and concludes with a perspective on SMR benefits to developing economies. This authoritative and practical handbook benefits engineers, designers, operators, and regulators working in nuclear energy, as well as academics and graduate students researching nuclear reactor technologies.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest research on SMR technologies and global developments
  • Includes new case study chapters on the United Kingdom and Canada and a chapter on global SMR markets
  • Discusses new technologies such as floating SMRs and molten salt SMRs


Engineers and designers working on developing reactors and nuclear materials; nuclear power operators and regulators; academics and researchers of nuclear energy


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About the Editors

Daniel T. Ingersoll

Dr. Daniel Ingersoll is a retired nuclear expert with over 43 years of experience in radiation transport physics and advanced nuclear reactors. Before retiring, he served for 7 years as Director of Research Collaborations at NuScale Power LLC. Prior to joining NuScale, he was Senior Program Manager for the Small Modular Reactors R&D Office at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he served as National Technical Director for the US Department of Energy’s Small Modular Reactor program. During his 35 years at ORNL, he led several ORNL research organizations conducting radiation transport modeling, reactor shielding experiments, and reactor physics analysis in support of advanced reactor development. Dr. Ingersoll received a B.S. degree in Physics from Miami University in 1973 and a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1977. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and author of the recently published book Small Modular Reactors: Nuclear Power Fad or Future?

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Director of Research Collaborations at NuScale Power LLC, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Mario D. Carelli

Dr. Carelli retired from Westinghouse in 2012 as Chief Scientist for Research & Technology where he was responsible for identification and implementation of advanced and revolutionary nuclear technologies. Dr. Carelli, who held a series of management posts in advanced science and technologies at Westinghouse, is recognized as a worldwide expert in the design of advanced nuclear reactors. While at Westinghouse, he led an international team of experts spanning 10 countries to develop the International Reactor Innovative and Secure (IRIS) SMR design. He is a graduate of the University of Pisa in Italy with a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Chief Scientist for Research & Technology at Westinghouse Electric Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA