Science Policy Reports

The Risks of Nuclear Energy Technology

Safety Concepts of Light Water Reactors

Authors: Kessler, G., Veser, A., Schlüter, F.-H., Raskob, W., Landman, C., Päsler-Sauer, J.

  • Analyses the risks of nuclear power stations
  • Discusses the security concept of reactors
  • Analyzes possible crash of air planes on a reactor containment
  • Presents measures against the spread of radioactivity after a severe accident
  • Written in engaging style for professionals and policy makers
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The book analyses the risks of nuclear power stations. The security concept of reactors is explained. Measures against the spread of radioactivity after a severe accident, accidents of core melting and a possible crash of an air plane on reactor containment are discussed. The book covers three scientific subjects of the safety concepts of Light Water Reactors: – A first part describes the basic safety design concepts of operating German Pressurized Water Reactors and Boiling Water Reactors including accident management measures introduced after the reactor accidents of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. These safety concepts are also compared with the experiences of the Fukushima accidents. In addition, the safety design concepts of the future modern European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) and of the future modern Boiling Water Reactor SWR-1000 (KERENA) are presented. These are based on new safety research results of the past decades. – In a second, part the possible crash of military or heavy commercial air planes on reactor containment is analyzed. It is shown that reactor containments can be designed to resist to such an airplane crash. – In a third part, an online decision system is presented. It allows to analyze the distribution of radioactivity in the atmosphere and to the environment after a severe reactor accident. It provides data for decisions to be taken by authorities for the minimization of radiobiological effects to the population. This book appeals to readers who have an interest in save living conditions and some understanding for physics or engineering.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kessler, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Some Facts About Neutron and Reactor Physics

    Kessler, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 11-32

  • The Design of Light Water Reactors

    Kessler, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 33-78

  • Radioactive Releases from Nuclear Power Plants During Normal Operation

    Kessler, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

  • Safety and Risk of Light Water Reactors

    Kessler, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 99-129

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-55116-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-55115-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51251-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Risks of Nuclear Energy Technology
Book Subtitle
Safety Concepts of Light Water Reactors
Authors
Series Title
Science Policy Reports
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55116-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55116-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-55115-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51251-7
Series ISSN
2213-1965
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 364
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 114 illustrations in colour
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