Nuclear Reactor Technology Development and Utilization

Nuclear Reactor Technology Development and Utilization

1st Edition - June 16, 2020

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  • Editors: Salah Ud-Din Khan, Alexander Nakhabov
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189436
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128184837

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Nuclear Reactor Technology Development and Utilization presents the theory and principles of the most common advanced nuclear reactor systems and provides a context for the value and utilization of nuclear power in a variety of applications both inside and outside a traditional nuclear setting. As countries across the globe realize their plans for a sustainable energy future, the need for innovative nuclear reactor design is increasing, and this book will provide a deep understanding of how these technologies can aid in a region’s goal for clean and reliable energy. Dr Khan and Dr Nakhabov, alongside their team of expert contributors, discuss a variety of important topics, including nuclear fuel cycles, plant decommissioning and hybrid energy systems, while considering a variety of diverse uses such as nuclear desalination, hydrogen generation and radioisotope production. Knowledge acquired enables the reader to conduct further research in academia and industry, and apply the latest design, development, integration, safety and economic guidance to their work and research.

Key Features

  • Combines reactor fundamentals with a contemporary look at evolving trends in the design of advanced reactors and their application to both nuclear and non-nuclear uses
  • Analyses the latest research and uses of hybrid systems which bring together nuclear technology with renewable energy technologies
  • Presents applications, economic factors and an analysis of sustainability factors in one comprehensive resource


Researchers, academics and graduate students of nuclear reactor analysis; Industrial experts in nuclear settings; reactor engineers and those involved with decommissioning plants; Government officials concerned with clean energy and a sustainable future

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Nuclear Technology

    Yuri A. Kazansky

    1. Fundamental of nuclear reactors

    Saeed A. Alameri

    2. Nuclear fuel cycle and decommissioning

    Bahman Zohuri and Bahman Zohuri

    3. Nuclear reactor safety

    Dmitrii S. Samokhin

    4. Economics of nuclear power

    Giorgio Locatelli

    5. Small Modular reactors (SMRs)

    Marco Enrico Ricotti and Roman V. Fomin

    6. Generation IV nuclear reactors

    Bahman Zohuri

    7. Nuclear Desalination

    Youssef Shatilla

    8. Nuclear Hydrogen

    Georgy . Levanovich Khorasanov

    9. Engineering materials in advanced space applications

    Liviu Popa-Simil

    10. Research reactors and non-power applications of nuclear energy

    Alla A. Udalova

    11. Nuclear hybrid energy system

    Bahman Zohuri

    12. Nuclear Power Plant Development

    Jamal Khaer Ibrahim

    13. Nuclear powered space reactor

    Velidi V S S Gurunadh

    14. Nuclear Power Plant Systems

    Salah Uddin Khan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: June 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189436
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128184837

About the Editors

Salah Ud-Din Khan

Dr.Salah Ud-Din Khan is Associate Professor at Sustainable Energy Technologies Center, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.He also gained a position of Fellow at K.A.CARE energy research center at Riyadh. Prior to joining KSU, he served as Assistant Professor, Visiting Scientist, Researcher, and Lecturer at various institutes and universities. He received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering and gained higher achievements in the field of nuclear reactor safety while conducting an impressive amount of work on NK/TH coupling and in reactor core design. His work in designing and simulation of reactors (SMRs) is well proven and has been published in highly reputed journals. His area of research is broadening to nuclear desalination, nuclear hydrogen production, nuclear solar hybridization, energy storage, radiological protection, nuclear forensics, and computational techniques for radiation shielding materials. Dr. Khan teaches and supervises postgraduate students of Nuclear/Renewable Energy at SET Center. He has published more than 150 research articles in reputed journals and conferences with an accumulative impact factor of more than 250. He authored two books and two book chapters. He has one patent on radiation technology, which has been registered by U.S., European, and Saudi patent offices. He has been invited several times in international workshops and conferences as a speaker.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sustainable Energy Technologies Center, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Alexander Nakhabov

Dr. Alexander Nakhabov is currently working as Associate Professor at Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia. He is a supervisor of educational programs in electronics and automation of physical installations and nuclear power engineering and thermal physics, deputy head of the Department of Nuclear Physics and Engineering, and former dean of the Physics and Power Engineering faculty. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI is the leading university in Russia in the education and training of specialists worldwide for nuclear power plants of Russian design and nuclear centers of science and technology. His professional interests are in methods and automated systems for nondestructive testing of nuclear power plant (NPP) materials and pipelines; technical diagnostic systems for NPPs; and methods and algorithms for data processing and analysis including artificial intelligence and data mining methods. He worked at the Scientific Research Institute of Instrumentation and participated in in-service welding joints inspection for equipment and pipelines of Taiwan NPP (Units 1 and 2, China) within the automated ultrasonic

Affiliations and Expertise

Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.

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