9. Sustainability of Nuclear Power

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch9

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Azapagic, A. and Perdan, S. (2010) Sustainability of Nuclear Power, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch9

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • sustainability of nuclear power;
  • nuclear energy, sustainable - determining its place in energy supply spectrum;
  • revaluation of role of nuclear energy - in world's energy future;
  • OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA);
  • nuclear fission, process of splitting nucleus of an atom - into smaller parts;
  • reactor generations and types;
  • Generation III and Generation IV, still largely under development - not expected in commercial use until 2020–2030;
  • Generation IV, developed by Generation IV International Forum (GIF) - representing 10 countries, high-temperature fast-reactor 3 designs representing future of nuclear power;
  • environmental impacts of nuclear power;
  • nuclear power stations - specific safety and security risks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nuclear Power

  • The Life Cycle of Nuclear Power

  • Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Power

  • Economic Aspects of Nuclear Power

  • Social Considerations

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References and Further Reading