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

Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

2nd Edition

Second Edition

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Editors: Daniel Ingersoll Mario Carelli
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128239162
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 556
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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 small modular reactors (SMRs)
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 (HSIs) in small modular reactors (SMRs)
8. Safety of integral pressurized water reactors (iPWRs)
9. Proliferation resistance and physical protection 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: 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: 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) market considerations and opportunities
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) that reflects the latest research and technological advances in the field. The book introduces SMRs for power generation, provides an overview of international developments, and presents an analysis of Integral Pressurized Water Reactors as a popular class of SMRs. Other sections cover SMR technologies, including physics, components, I&C, human-system interfaces, safety aspects, the implementation of SMRs, economic factors, construction methods, hybrid energy systems,  licensing considerations, and more.

This authoritative and practical handbook will benefit 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, including 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 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, USA

Mario 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, USA