Description

Sustainable Nuclear Power provides non-nuclear engineers, scientists and energy planners with the necessary information to understand and utilize the major advances in the field. The book demonstrates that nuclear fission technology has the abundance and attainability to provide centuries of safe power with minimal greenhouse gas generation. It also addresses the safety and disposal issues that have plagued the development of the nuclear power industry and scared planners and policy makers as well as the general public for more than two decades. In addition, the authors provide a Companion website, http://books.elsevier.com/companions, which gives access to government reports and case studies

Key Features

*No need for a background in nuclear science! This book guides engineers, scientists and energy professionals through a concise and easy-to-understand overview of key safety and sustainability issues affecting their work. *Details the very latest information about today's safest and most energy-efficient reactor designs and reprocessing procedures. *Brings to light the fears and hesitation of using nuclear energy and explains that technologies and procedures for safe production and processing are available today.

Readership

Engineers and scientists who have not had training in nuclear engineering; administrators and legislatures seeking to understand the potential for nuclear power; engineering students

Table of Contents

PART I - Energy Sources and Their Potential Introduction History of Energy Energy Reserves and Renewable Energy Sources Emerging Fuel Technologies and Factors Driving Technology PART II - Energy Conversion and Utilization History of Conversion of Thermal Energy to Work Transportation Production of Electricity Energy in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning PART III - Energineering of Nuclear Power Processes Atomic Processes and Heat Transfer in Nuclear Power Safe Plant Design Recycling and Waste Handling for Spent Nuclear Fuel For-Profit Industrial Drivers References Appendices

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123706027
Electronic ISBN:
9780080466453

Reviews

This book is designed to provide nonnuclear engineers, scientist, and energy planers with the necessary information to understand and utilize the major advances in the field of nuclear power. The book demonstrates that nuclear fission technology has the abundance and attainability to provide centuries of safe power with minimal greenhouse gas generation.-Nuclear News, February 2007