Nuclear Power

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  • Year: 2007

  • Format: Paperback

  • Product Code: PBPO0520

  • ISBN: 978-0-86341-668-2

  • Pagination: 256 pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Scope: This new and exciting title is the first of 4 new look books in the Power Series, which are aimed at industry professionals rather than academics. Nuclear Power explains in detail how nuclear power works, its costs, and benefits as part of the electricity supply system and examines its record. 

The book covers the debate of is it expensive, dangerous and inflexible? Or is nuclear power an opportunity to invest in a long-term large scale electricity source that will help win the battle against climate change? There will be broad market interest in this book and has been written for general awareness. Other titles which will be included in this new range: Co-Generation, Embedded Generation and Condition Assessment of High Voltage Insulation in Power System Equipment.

About the Author: Janet Wood has written about aspects of the power industry in the UK and worldwide for 15 years.  She has been editor of the following magazines Nuclear Engineering International, International Water Power and Dam Construction, Asian Electricity and Middle East Electricity.

Book readership

Of interest to engineering consultants, engineering contractors and students

Book contents

The Origins of Nuclear. The Birth of the Power Reactor. Inside a Reactor. The Electricity System. Nuclear’s Operating Record. Fuelling the Reactor and Dealing with Waste. New Design’s and Future Programmes. Fusion Development

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