Molten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy) ハードカバー – 2017/7/8
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
Molten Salt Reactors is a comprehensive reference on the status of molten salt reactor (MSR) research and thorium fuel utilization.
There is growing awareness that nuclear energy is needed to complement intermittent energy sources and to avoid pollution from fossil fuels. Light water reactors are complex, expensive, and vulnerable to core melt, steam explosions, and hydrogen explosions, so better technology is needed. MSRs could operate safely at nearly atmospheric pressure and high temperature, yielding efficient electrical power generation, desalination, actinide incineration, hydrogen production, and other industrial heat applications.
- Motivation -- why are we interested?
- Technical issues - reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, materials, environment, …
- Generic designs -- thermal, fast, solid fuel, liquid fuel, …
- Specific designs - aimed at electrical power, actinide incineration, thorium utilization, …
- Worldwide activities in 23 countries
This book is a collaboration of 58 authors from 23 countries, written in cooperation with the International Thorium Molten Salt Forum. It can serve as a reference for engineers and scientists, and it can be used as a textbook for graduate students and advanced undergrads.
Molten Salt Reactors is the only complete review of the technology currently available, making this an essential text for anyone reviewing the use of MSRs and thorium fuel, including students, nuclear researchers, industrial engineers, and policy makers.
- Written in cooperation with the International Thorium Molten-Salt Forum
- Covers MSR-specific issues, various reactor designs, and discusses issues such as the environmental impact, non-proliferation, and licensing
- Includes case studies and examples from experts across the globe
Professor Dolan has worked on nuclear technology and international relations issues for three universities, five national laboratories and in nine countries, including in his position as Physics Section Head for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
He developed three courses at the University of Missouri-Rolla on fusion research principles, fusion experiments, and fusion technology, where he also was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1975, 1979, 1981, 1984 and 1986. As well as the numerous academic positions he has held, he also has experience working in industry (Phillips Petroleum Company) on fusion research and other nuclear topics. As Head of the Physics Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) he helped facilitate international cooperation in fusion research, including organization of the semi-annual IAEA Fusion Energy Conferences. Since then he has taught courses on fusion research at the University of Illinois, in China, and in India.
Dolan’s primary research interests are concerned with molten salt fission reactors and nuclear fusion technology.
He is the editor of Magnetic Fusion Technology, published by Springer in 2014, and also contributed a chapter on “Nuclear Fusion for Springer’s Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology.
1件中1 - 1件目のレビューを表示
This book describes what we can do today, using the reactor President JFK's team had selected as the best for power plants. (The light water reactor was supposed to be limited to Submarines, for which it is excellent and safe.)
President Nixon came along and said "Wherever possible we should send the money to California" and America's chance to be carbon neutral by the year 2000 was dead. Now we have a lot of Coal CO2 in the atmosphere that we probably have to remove before humanity can be safe.
But we still can do it. Just a lot harder now.
The author's technical skills and writing skills are top notch.
Only comment on the downside I would make is that you also want to be aware of newer nuclear technology that stems from all the physics we learned in the last 60 years. But that doesn't take anything away from the subject of this book.
That being said, I'd like to turn this comment into an unofficial poll (since questions do not seem to be enabled on this product). If your college or university is offering a course which uses this textbook, please reply and give them a shout out in the comments below! They deserve recognition for playing their part in shaping this exciting new future for our world! Not to mention, I wouldn't mind knowing which institutions are forward-minded, should any of my budding young scientists decide to pursue a career in nuclear physics when they grow up. :)