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Sustainable and Safe Nuclear Fission Energy

Technology and Safety of Fast and Thermal Nuclear Reactors


Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Günter Kessler
    Pages 15-24
  3. Günter Kessler
    Pages 59-71
  4. Günter Kessler
    Pages 123-164
  5. Günter Kessler
    Pages 165-220
  6. Günter Kessler
    Pages 221-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 459-464

About this book


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.


Enrichment fuel element fabrication Fission reactor technology Fuel cycle options Nuclear fission power generation Nuclear fuel cycle Nuclear waste repositories Reactor safety Uranium enrichement Uranium ore conversion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.StutenseeGermany

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“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)