nuclear energy Articles

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Nuclear energy in Argentina

    After early interest in the possible uses of uranium in 1937, Argentina's scientists and politicians showed an inclination to support nuclear development that has kept quite steady compared with other areas. The Argentinean government prohibited the export of uranium in 1945, because of the emerging possibility of producing nuclear energy. The creation of the Atomic Energy Commission soon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On nuclear energy in Romania

    The production of nuclear energy in Romania, at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) with CANDU-600 equipment and five 700 MW reactors, one of which is operational, will cover 10% of the national energy demand. In this paper we discuss the following problems: the exploitation of the installation in conditions of safety and the prospect of increasing the final power output of the NPP; the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prospects for nuclear energy in Europe

    This paper adds to the debate about the role of nuclear power in sustainable development by providing an overview of its current status and future prospects in Europe. The main economic and environmental concerns that nuclear energy could mitigate – energy dependency, air pollution and climate change – are analysed over three time frames. Particularly important are five problematic features of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear energy development in Romania

    At present, in Europe, there is a major concern for the existing energy mix. Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy future of the Europe. It represents a clean alternative for electricity generation and has a significant stability of the production costs. Closing certain aged, inefficient and highly polluting thermal power plants and the increase of generation capacities with new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear energy for water security

    For peace, and the welfare and well-being of humans, fresh water is essential. Atoms are a source of abundant energy that do not have any greenhouse effect and can be used for different peaceful applications, such as power generation, the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the field of medicine, to improve the productivity of food crops and soil fertility in agriculture and for food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear energy and the environment

    This paper compares the environmental and health impacts of generating electricity by both nuclear and coal chains. The comparison shows that the impact on the environment and on human health and the greenhouse gas emission factor from nuclear electricity generation is 1-2 orders of magnitude compared with using coal to generate electricity. The coal chain has become one of the major sources of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear energy and non-proliferation

    More than 60 years after the 'atomic age' was born, the international community is still suffering from the side effects. The doors were opened to a new energy resource that is vast and powerful. Problems on how to regulate and confine it to peaceful purposes emerged right from the beginning. In this paper, some common misconceptions are revealed and suggestions are proposed to remove general ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear energy and India

    The Indian nuclear energy programme, based on a closed fuel cycle, comprises three main stages: pressurised heavy water reactors in the first stage, fast breeder reactors in the second stage and thorium-based reactors in the third stage. The economic growth and the concomitant growth in energy requirement in the country have led to various studies mandating a larger role for nuclear energy in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Myths, symbols, society and nuclear energy

    Today, can we really ascertain whether Humanity has effectively derived more good than evil from the discovery of radioactivity a century ago? The answer hinges on the judgement that we and our fellow–citizens make about the impact of the applications of nuclear physics, by reference to a number of fundamental values: the concern to preserve our planet, its inhabitants and its environment; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Producing hydrogen using nuclear energy

    The earliest means of separating hydrogen from water was by electrolysis using electrical energy that usually had been produced by low-efficiency thermodynamic processes. Substitution of thermal energy for electrical energy in high-temperature electrolysis gives a somewhat higher overall efficiency, but significantly complicates the process. Today, the vast majority of hydrogen is produced by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of nuclear energy in establishing sustainable energy paths

    Nuclear energy remains a controversial issue for public policies on energy and the environment because of arguments concerning radioactive waste, reactor accidents, nuclear proliferation and economic competitiveness. The issues of climate change and supply security have provided a new rationale for its reappearance on the international political agenda. Recent national policy directions in some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Introduction to CEA studies on future nuclear energy systems and nuclear desalination

    Nuclear energy has unique assets to meet the requirements for sustainable development in terms of economic competitiveness, safety, environmental friendliness and natural resources saving. The growth in world energy demand and future prospects of the decommissioning of existing power plants has stimulated the development of a new generation of nuclear energy systems intended to be more ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear knowledge portal for supporting licensing and controlling nuclear activities in the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission

    The knowledge economy is pivotal for moving the wealth and development of traditional industrial sectors – abundant in manual labour, raw materials and capital – to areas whose products, processes and services are rich in technology and knowledge. Even in research areas such as nuclear energy, where goods are based on high technology, the ability to transform information into knowledge, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public opinion about nuclear energy in Mexico: a study

    Currently, Mexico has adopted an energy policy to diversify the electricity sources, and nuclear energy is among the alternatives to achieve this goal. Public opinion plays a very important role in the policy to adopt the deployment of new nuclear reactors; therefore, it is necessary to define communication strategies to promote nuclear energy. The current study was performed to find what is the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prospects for nuclear energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This paper summarises the current situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries in terms of energy and electricity consumption, local energy reserves and resources, the economic, political and environmental situation, and the opportunities for stronger regional energy integration. It also projects the future role of nuclear energy in the region in terms of how different external ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental attitudes in the UK nuclear energy industry

    The relatively low carbon footprint of nuclear energy development, when compared to fossil fuel alternatives, is widely cited as one of the main factors influencing the recent policy trend in the UK. This paper examines the shift in UK nuclear energy policy in the 21st century from a position opposed to atomic energy expansion to one in its favour, focusing on the role of carbon emissions. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Justification of the continued development of the peaceful use of nuclear energy

    The argument for justification of the nuclear electric power development is examined in the following terms: practicability, economic and new build-up; effects on health; safety; security; the environment; issues and opportunities to overcome barriers to its development are identified. Uncertainties are identified in the areas of health and security that must be acknowledged and tackled from an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UK Nuclear Energy Market worth $13,414.3m by 2018

    Features and benefits Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the nuclear energy market in the United KingdomUse the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the nuclear energy market in the United KingdomLeading company profiles reveal details of key nuclear energy market ...

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