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Introduction to Nuclear Power

2nd Edition

By Geoffrey F. Hewitt, John G. Collier

CRC Press

320 pages

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Description

The authors of this text aim to educate the reader on nuclear power and its future potential. It focuses on nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, and their consequences, with the understanding that there are safety lessons to be learned if nuclear power generation is going to be expanded to meet our growing energy needs.

Table of Contents

1.The Earth and Nuclear Power:Sources and Resources 2.How Reactors Work 3.Cooling Reactors 4.Loss of Cooling 5.Loss-of-Cooling Accidents:Some Examples 6.Postulated Severe Accidents 7.Cooling During Fuel Removal and Processing 8.Cooling and Disposing of the Waste 9.Fusion Energy:Prospect for the Future Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General