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Advanced Smaller Modular Reactors

An Innovative Approach to Nuclear Power

  • Bahman Zohuri
  • Patrick McDaniel
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
    Pages 1-21
  3. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
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  4. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
    Pages 69-102
  5. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
    Pages 103-134
  6. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
    Pages 135-141
  7. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
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  8. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
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  9. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
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  10. Bahman Zohuri, Patrick McDaniel
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 219-220

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as a way to provide safe, clean, and affordable nuclear power options. The advanced SMRs currently under development in the U.S. represent a variety of sizes, technology options and deployment scenarios. These advanced reactors, envisioned to vary in size from a couple megawatts up to hundreds of megawatts can be used for power generation, process heat, desalination, or other industrial uses. In-depth chapters describe how advanced SMRs offer multiple advantages, such as relatively small size, reduced capital investment, location flexibility, and provisions for incremental power additions. SMRs also offer distinct safeguards, security and nonproliferation advantages. The authors present a thorough examination of the technology and defend methods by which the new generation of nuclear power plants known as GEN-IV can safely be used as an efficient source of renewable energy. 

  • Provides a unique and innovative approach to the implementation of Small Modular Reactor as part of GEN-IV technology;
  • Discusses how Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) can deliver a viable alternative to Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs);
  • Presents an argument defending the need for nuclear power plant as a source of energy, its efficiency and cost effectiveness, as well as safety related issues.

Keywords

electricity production industry GEN-IV technology Small Modular Reactor nuclear power plant concepts Power Conversion Systems Environmental considerations Electricity Grids Energy Storage Renewable Energy Brayton cycle Advanced SMRs

Authors and affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
    • 1
  • Patrick McDaniel
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Chemical and Nuclear Engineering DepartmentUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23682-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23681-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23682-3
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