Power Systems

Sustainable and Safe Nuclear Fission Energy

Technology and Safety of Fast and Thermal Nuclear Reactors

Authors: Kessler, Günter

  • Written by one of the world-leading specialists in reactor physics and safety
  • Most comprehensive book on nuclear fission technology, new safety concepts and waste disposal
  • Complete description and evaluation of nuclear fission power generation
  • Covers the whole nuclear fuel cycle, from the extraction of natural uranium, uranium conversion and enrichment up to the fabrication of fuel elements
  • Description of the different fuel cycle options
  • Presents viable solutions for safe and long-term storage of nuclear waste
  • Recently developed new safety concepts for fission reactors
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Unlike existing books of nuclear reactor physics, nuclear engineering and nuclear chemical engineering this book covers a complete description and evaluation of nuclear fission power generation. It covers the whole nuclear fuel cycle, from the extraction of natural uranium from ore mines, uranium conversion and enrichment up to the fabrication of fuel elements for the cores of various types of fission reactors. This is followed by the description of the different fuel cycle options and the final storage in nuclear waste repositories. In addition the release of radioactivity under normal and possible accidental conditions is given for all parts of the nuclear fuel cycle and especially for the different fission reactor types.

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“Kessler, a reactor physics and safety specialist based in Germany, thoroughly covers the subject of nuclear fission energy, including up-to-date developments worldwide, the fuel supply chain, the physics of different types of reactors, and a detailed discussion on safety with a major focus on light water reactors. … This comprehensive book, part of Springer’s ‘Power Systems’ series, is useful to advanced students, researchers, and professionals in nuclear energy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (M. Alam, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), August, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Development of Nuclear Energy in the World

    Kessler, Günter

    Pages 1-13

  • Nuclear Fuel Supply

    Kessler, Günter

    Pages 15-24

  • Some Basic Physics of Converters and Breeder Reactors

    Kessler, Günter

    Pages 25-57

  • Uranium Enrichment

    Kessler, Günter

    Pages 59-71

  • Converter Reactors With a Thermal Neutron Spectrum

    Kessler, Günter

    Pages 73-121

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eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11989-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable and Safe Nuclear Fission Energy
Book Subtitle
Technology and Safety of Fast and Thermal Nuclear Reactors
Authors
Series Title
Power Systems
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11990-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11990-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11989-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44099-1
Series ISSN
1612-1287
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 466
Topics