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Small Modular Reactors for Electricity Generation

An Economic and Technologically Sound Alternative

  • Jorge┬áMorales Pedraza

About this book

Introduction

As a flexible, cost-effective energy alternative to large scale nuclear power reactors, this book examines the potential future use of small modular reactors for the generation of electricity in different regions. Exploring advanced nuclear technologies, chapters describe the current situation and perspective of the small modular reactors market (SMRs) in different regions around the word, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Particular attention is paid to the benefits of using these types of reactors for the generation of electricity, discussing their efficiency and reduced construction time, as well as exploring the main difficulties encountered in the development stage. Looking at the potential dangers that SMRs pose to the environment and population, the text presents the new safety measures that have been adopted in SMRs design to reduce future risk.

Keywords

Advanced nuclear technologies Nuclear power plants Generation III, III+ and IV nuclear power reactors Nuclear power reactors SMRs Market Nuclear power plant safety Energy development SMRs generation of electricity Nuclear waste management

Authors and affiliations

  • Jorge┬áMorales Pedraza
    • 1
  1. 1.ViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52216-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52215-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52216-6
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