- 1h 39m
- Paul Breeze
- Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
Nuclear Power provides a concise, up-to-date, accessible guide to the most controversial form of power generation. The author includes a comprehensive description of the various methods for generating nuclear power and evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each method.
The analysis of real-life, tragic examples, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima help the reader understand the associated risks and dangers of this method of power generation and the radioactive waste it creates. This is a valuable and insightful read for those involved in nuclear power, including power plant designers and engineers, as well as those involved in the protection of society and the environment.
- Discusses various nuclear reactor designs and methods for generating this type of power
- Evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each technology
- Explores the environmental and economic effects of nuclear power generation through various real-life tragedies, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima
About the Author
Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.
In this Book
An Introduction to Nuclear Power
Nuclear Fuel and the Nuclear Resource
The Basics of Nuclear Power
Advanced Reactor Design and Small Modular Reactors
The Environment Effects of Nuclear Power
The Cost of Electricity from Nuclear Power Stations