Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors : Second Edition
Part of the Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy series
Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, Second Edition is a fully updated comprehensive reference on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), which reflects the latest research and technological advances in the field from the last five years.
Editors Daniel T. Ingersoll and Mario D. Carelli, along with their team of expert contributors, combine their wealth of collective experience to update this comprehensive handbook that provides the reader with all required knowledge on SMRs, expanding on the rapidly growing interest and development of SMRs around the globe.
This book begins with an introduction to SMRs for power generation, an overview of international developments, and an analysis of Integral Pressurized Water Reactors as a popular class of SMRs.
The second part of the book is dedicated to SMR technologies, including physics, components, I&C, human-system interfaces and safety aspects.
Part three discusses the implementation of SMRs, covering economic factors, construction methods, hybrid energy systems and licensing considerations. The fourth part of the book provides an in-depth analysis of SMR R&D and deployment of SMRs within eight countries, including the United States, Republic of Korea, Russia, China, Argentina, and Japan.
This edition includes brand new content on the United Kingdom and Canada, where interests in SMRs have increased considerably since the first edition was published.
The final part of the book adds a new analysis of the global SMR market and concludes with a perspective on SMR benefits to developing economies.
This authoritative and practical handbook benefits engineers, designers, operators, and regulators working in nuclear energy, as well as academics and graduate students researching nuclear reactor technologies.