Nuclear Energy

Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Author: David Bodansky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387269313

Category: Science

Page: 694

View: 7097

This second edition represents an extensive revision of the ?rst edition, - though the motivation for the book and the intended audiences, as described inthepreviouspreface,remainthesame. Theoveralllengthhasbeenincreased substantially, with revised or expanded discussions of a number of topics, - cluding Yucca Mountain repository plans, new reactor designs, health e?ects of radiation, costs of electricity, and dangers from terrorism and weapons p- liferation. The overall status of nuclear power has changed rather little over the past eight years. Nuclear reactor construction remains at a very low ebb in much of the world, with the exception of Asia, while nuclear power’s share of the electricity supply continues to be about 75% in France and 20% in the United States. However,therearesignsofaheightenedinterestinconsideringpossible nuclear growth. In the late 1990s, the U. S. Department of Energy began new programs to stimulate research and planning for future reactors, and many candidate designs are now contending—at least on paper—to be the next generation leaders. Outside the United States, the commercial development ofthePebbleBedModularReactorisbeingpursuedinSouthAfrica,aFrench- German consortium has won an order from Finlandfor the long-plannedEPR (European Pressurized Water Reactor), and new reactors have been built or planned in Asia. In an unanticipated positive development for nuclear energy, the capacity factor of U. S. reactors has increased dramatically in recent years, and most operating reactors now appear headed for 20-year license renewals.

Nuclear Energy

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Charles D. Ferguson

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199759456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 9522

In Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Need to Know, Charles Ferguson provides an authoritative but highly accessible guide to the controversial issue of nuclear power. He contrasts its potential for providing electrical power that is very low in greenhouse gas emissions with the threat that its fuel and waste pose.

Nuclear Energy

Author: Jacqueline A. Ball

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836833621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6268

Examines the discovery and creation of nuclear energy, its uses, both beneficial and destructive, and the hazards of radioactive waste. Includes related activities.

Nuclear Energy

An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes

Author: Raymond Murray,Keith E. Holbert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 4111

Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. The book presents a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine. The seventh edition is restructured into three parts: Basic Concepts, Nuclear Power (including new chapters on nuclear power plants and introduction to reactor theory), and Radiation and Its Uses. Part Two in particular has been updated with current developments, including a new section on Reactor Safety and Security (with a discussion of the Fukushima Diiachi accident); updated information on naval and space propulsion; and revised and updated information on radioactive waste storage, transportation, and disposal. Part Three features new content on biological effects of radiation, radiation standards, and radiation detection. Coverage of energy economics integrated into appropriate chapters More worked examples and end of chapter exercises Updated final chapter on nuclear explosions for current geopolitical developments

Nuclear Power, Both Sides

The Best Arguments for and Against the Most Controversial Technology

Author: Michio Kaku,Jennifer Trainer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393301281

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 385

With over half the American public living near a reactor, nuclear power is one of the most urgent issues of contemporary life. If you read one book about nuclear energy, this should be the one. In twenty-one provocative essays, those who have shaped the course of nuclear power substantiate their views and set forth refutations of their opponents' views.

Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century

World Nuclear University Press

Author: Ian Hore-Lacy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080497532

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 308

The onset of the 21st century has coincided with mounting scientific evidence of the severe environmental impact of global energy consumption. In response, governments and environmentalists on every continent have begun to re-evaluate the benefits of nuclear power as a clean, non-emitting energy resource. Today nuclear power plants operate in some 30 countries, and nuclear energy has become a safe and reliable source of one-sixth of the world’s electricity. This base has the potential to be expanded widely as part of a worldwide clean-energy revolution. Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century is an authoritative resource for educators, students, policy-makers and interested lay-people. This balanced and accessible text provides: * An inroad into nuclear science for the non-specialist * A valuable account of many aspects of nuclear technology, including industry applications * Answers to public concerns about safety, proliferation, and waste management * Up-to-date data and references This edition comes with a Foreword by Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, which attests to today’s worldwide re-evaluation of nuclear power. The World Nuclear University (WNU) is a global partnership of industry, inter-governmental, and academic institutions committed to enhancing education in nuclear science and technology. WNU partners include the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the OECD, and the World Nuclear Association (WNA). With a secretariat staffed by government-sponsored secondees, the London-based WNU Coordinating Centre fosters a diversity of collaborative projects to strengthen nuclear education and rebuild future leadership in nuclear science and technology. · Global in perspective and rich in data · Draws on the intellectual resources of the World Nuclear Association · Includes Physics of uranium; uranium enrichment; waste management · Provides technical perspective with an understanding of environmental issues

Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Maxwell Irvine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620319

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 3984

With the World desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gasses, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news, following the increasing cost of fossil fuels and concerns about the security of their future supply. However, the term 'nuclear power' causes anxiety in many people and there is confusion concerning the nature and extent of the associated risks. Here, Maxwell Irvine presents a concise introduction to the development of nuclear physics leading up to the emergence of the nuclear power industry. He discusses the nature of nuclear energy and deals with various aspects of public concern, considering the risks of nuclear safety, the cost of its development, and waste disposal. Dispelling some of the widespread confusion about nuclear energy, Irvine considers the relevance of nuclear power, the potential of nuclear fusion, and encourages informed debate about its potential. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Bluebells and Nuclear Energy

Author: Albert B. Reynolds

Publisher: Medical Physics Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780944838631

Category: Ionizing radiation

Page: 302

View: 1966

Power to Save the World

The Truth About Nuclear Energy

Author: Gwyneth Cravens

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030726856X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 9947

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens skeptically sets out to find the truth about nuclear energy. Her conclusion: it is a totally viable and practical solution to global warming. In the end, we see that if we are to care for subsequent generations, embracing nuclear energy is an ethical imperative.

Nuclear Power

Author: Neil Morris

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583409077

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1518

Explains what nuclear power is and where it comes from, its advantages and problems, and if nuclear power is a source of energy for the future.

Nuclear Energy Leadership

Lessons Learned from U.S. Operators

Author: Mary Jo Rogers

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593702450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 5350

The nuclear industry has quietly evolved over the past 30 years to become one of the safest and most reliable low-cost producers of electricity. Mary Jo Rogers's new book, Nuclear Energy Leadership: Lessons Learned from US Operators, provides helpful suggestions as well as useful tools drawn from the best of the nuclear industry. This timely book illustrates with convincing detail and relevant case studies how the lessons from the best nuclear operators can be applied to nonnuclear operations-based organizations to markedly improve production and safety performance. The author draws from a research database on nuclear leaders, supervisors, senior leadership teams and organizations, interviews with numerous nuclear leaders, as well as extensive personal experience assisting in nuclear power plant turnarounds. With increased pressure on cost of production for fossil generation and oil and gas, readers from the energy and utility industries would greatly benefit from the lessons learned by excellent nuclear operators.

Nuclear Energy

Author: John Tabak

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816070857

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 206

View: 2717

Explores the future of nuclear power as a source of energy, discussing the pros and cons of its use, how it works, the history of its use, and new developments.

Nuclear Energy

Author: Chris Oxlade

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1432948792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3033

Describes the history of the invention of nuclear enery and includes information about the key players, the setbacks along the way, and the moments of discovery.

Sustainable Nuclear Power

Author: Galen J. Suppes,Truman Storvick

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080466451

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 7398

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. 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.

Nuclear Energy

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Author: Nicholas Tsoulfanidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461457165

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 530

View: 6401

Nuclear Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of the nuclear industry from fundamental reactor physics calculations to reactor design, nuclear fuel resources, nuclear fuel cycle, radiation detection and protection, and nuclear power economics. Featuring 19 peer-reviewed entries by recognized authorities in the field, this book provides comprehensive, streamlined coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future. The chapters will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and energy industry experts.

Nuclear Energy

Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617862010

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1647

In Nuclear Energy, readers will come to undertand the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy. Readers will also learn about fusion energy and the possible future of nuclear power. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Nuclear Energy

Amazing Atoms

Author: Amy S. Hansen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 143589328X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9239

This fact-packed book offers a simple, age-appropriate explanation of nuclear energy, discusses fission and fusion, and explores the pros and cons of this important energy source. A timeline is included to provide a full historical view of our challenges and advances in nuclear power.

Nuclear Energy

Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Author: S.K. Agarwal

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176484442

Category: Nuclear engineering

Page: 451

View: 9318

Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

Author: Scott L. Montgomery,Thomas Graham, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108418228

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6274

Nuclear power is not an option for the future but an absolute necessity. Global threats of climate change and lethal air pollution, killing millions each year, make it clear that nuclear and renewable energy must work together, as non-carbon sources of energy. Fortunately, a new era of growth in this energy source is underway in developing nations, though not yet in the West. Seeing the Light is the first book to clarify these realities and discuss their implications for coming decades. Readers will learn how, why, and where the new nuclear era is happening, what new technologies are involved, and what this means for preventing the proliferation of weapons. This book is the best work available for becoming fully informed about this key subject, for students, the general public, and anyone interested in the future of energy production, and, thus, the future of humanity on planet Earth.

Nuclear Energy

Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403487391

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3267

Describes the development of atomic science, how atoms create energy, research in the field, and the positive and negative aspects of nuclear fuels, and how it affects the environment.