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Potential of small nuclear reactors for future clean and safe energy sources

proceedings of the International Specialists" Meeting on Potential of Small Nuclear Reactors for Future Clean and Safe Energy Sources, SR/TIT, Tokyo, Japan, 23-25 October 1991
  • 406 Pages
  • 0.15 MB
  • English
Elsevier , Amsterdam, New York
Nuclear reactors -- Congresses., Nuclear power plants -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses., Nuclear power plants -- Safety measures -- Congre
Statementedited by Hiroshi Sekimoto.
ContributionsSekimoto, Hiroshi.
LC ClassificationsTK9202 .I5348 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 406 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1721544M
ISBN 100444894322
LC Control Number92024920

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Synopsis To cope with the various kinds of energy demands expected in the 21st century, it is necessary to explore the potential of small nuclear reactors and to find a way of promoting their introduction into society.

"The constitution of the self-consistent nuclear energy system", is the Format: Gebundenes Buch. First, the current status of nuclear power in Korea is described, regarding energy mix, national energy basic plan, a small modular reactor of SMART, and Generation IV reactors.

Second, national development plans for a sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) and a very high temperature reactor (VHTR) are explained. Thorium-based nuclear power generation is fueled primarily by the nuclear fission of the isotope uranium produced from the fertile element ing to proponents, a thorium fuel cycle offers several potential advantages over a uranium fuel cycle—including much greater abundance of thorium on Earth, superior physical and nuclear fuel properties, and reduced.

Sekimoto H () Several features and applications of small reactors, potential of small nuclear reactors for future clean and safe energy sources. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp Author: Hiroshi Sekimoto.

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain r reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine from nuclear fission is passed to a working fluid (water or gas), which in turn runs through steam turbines.

IAEA () Market Potential for Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear Energy, IAEA Technical Report Series No. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria Google Scholar IAEA () Guidance for the Evaluation of Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles Report IAEA-TECDOC, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria Author: Karl Verfondern.

Nuclear energy today provides over a third of the world’s low-carbon electricity. For nuclear energy to continue to play its role in a sustainable global energy supply, both technical and institutional innovations are needed.

This includes a new generation of reactors, such as, small modular reactors, fast reactors, and the pursuit of fusion. The book SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future (MacSci) details a very convincing case for developing Thorium Molten Sodium Reactors as soon as possible to fill the gaps in energy generation world-wide.

This will provide a green, safe energy source using an abundant fuel which will also solve the problem of present Uranium /5().

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Future Energy focuses on all the types of energy available to us, taking into account a future involving a reduction in oil and gas production and the rapidly increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. It is unique in the genre of books of similar title in that each chapter has been written by a scientist or engineer who is an.

Nuclear Energy. The single source of emission-free, renewable energy is a nuclear reactor. Canada has an enviable history of designing, building and operating safe nuclear reactors for several decades. The CANDU reactor design is a proven, safe and affordable method of electricity generation.

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are a type of nuclear fission reactor which are smaller than conventional reactors. This allows them to be manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be assembled. Modular reactors allow for less on-site construction, increased containment efficiency, and enhanced safety due to passive safety features.

SMRs have been proposed as a way to. Small underground nuclear power plants may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny after Japan’s Fukushima disaster, but America may not see them for many more years due to uncertainties with funding and regulations.

About the size of a couple of semi-trailers, the modular plants could be safer and cheaper than their behemoth : Michael Cochrane. With these advanced reactor designs comes the possibility of an expanded role for nuclear energy.

So far, nuclear energy has primarily been used for electricity generation, but there is a wide variety of other, non-electric applications.

There's no denying that nuclear power is potentially very dangerous, or that it has been proven to be a relatively reliable way to create clean energy. Which is why, more than any other energy technology, the fate of nuclear power will be shaped foremost by the beliefs of the global public.

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That type of take on nuclear isn’t particularly hard to find, but neither is this one: “I don’t think nuclear power is a necessary component at all,” says M. Ramana, a research scholar at Princeton’s Nuclear Futures Lab. “Nuclear power as a share of electricity generation is only likely to decline in the foreseeable future.

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Nuclear fission is a current, yet still developing method used to create large sums of energy. It is in that manner advantageous, but potential environmental damage and other negative uses rule it out for some as a future source of energy.

In short, nuclear fission works by splitting the nucleus of an atom in a controlled manner. Some U.S. nuclear plants are getting shut down early, removing large sources of carbon-free baseload energy from the grid, and a handful of new nuclear plants are Author: Katie Fehrenbacher. 19% ( estimate) of its total energy from nuclear sources, whereas France pro-duces 79% and Brazil and India rely on the nuclear energy for only about % and % of their energy needs, respectively.

Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, and Ukraine produce 30%, 35%, 48%, and 40%, respectively, of their energy require-ments from the nuclear. Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power r power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions.

Presently, the vast majority of electricity from nuclear power is produced by nuclear. A small volume of purified uranium packs enormous potential energy: A one-gram pellet has potential energy equal to tons of coal or six hundred gallons of oil.

(6) This is why, in addition to creating a relatively miniscule amount of waste, nuclear reactors can run continuously for up to eighteen months without refueling. Abstract: More and more companies—in the U.S. and abroad—are investing in new commercial nuclear enterprises, chief among them, small modular reactors (SMRs).

The SMR industry is growing, with. We use a lot of energy. We use electricity to run our computers, food to power our bodies, and gasoline to run our cars. In some parts of the world, nuclear energy is also used to create power that we can use, mostly as electricity.

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With New Reactors, a Better World Awaits. The next generation of reactors will protect the climate, boost the economy with long-term, well-paying jobs, and ensure our global leadership and national ed reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), will be critical for the electric grid of the future in the United States.

Small modular reactors are nuclear energy’s future Scaled-down plants offer price gains over conventional sites This wheel’s on fire: a nuclear reactor design by General Atomics of. The first small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) could be operating in the UK by with the right government support, according to.

The article describes the contributions that small nuclear reactors (SNRs) can make to US energy security. It emphasizes the advantage that SNRs (Small Modular Reactors) have over larger scale nuclear plants in terms of safety, scalability, reliability, and security.

It suggest that the US Department of Defense may spearhead this drive by seeking to secure. Nuclear power was supposed to be the energy for the future.

Unlocking the atom would allow for seemingly endless supply of clean, cheap power, said futurists in the s. To give up on nuclear power now is to sacrifice an emissions-free, non-intermittent source of electricity with the potential to provide thousands of years of.

This is the most widely used form of renewable energy. The gravitation force of falling water is the key point in hydroelectricity generation.

Small scale hydro or micro-hydro power has been an increasingly popular alternative energy source, especially in remote areas where other power sources are not viable. Although nuclear power often sparks debates over safety, a comparison of the number of deaths caused by energy source shows that watt-for-watt, nuclear power causes far fewer fatalities than coal.Hattori, S.

Minato, A. and Handa, N. () Int. Specialist Mtg. on Potential of Small Nucl. Reactors for Future Clean and Safe Energy Sources Google Scholar by: 4.