Nuclear Energy Articles

  • The Future of Nuclear Power Plants

    With the blast of the French nuclear power plant a few weeks ago, safety of nuclear power plant designs has fallen under more scrutiny. Although according to sources the blast took place in the turbine hall and no nuclear leak was found, this event has brought more attention to improved design and operation standards. Following the incident earlier this month Toshiba, a Japanese ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Nuclear Waste: Greatest environmental challenge facing society

    Dr Tim Johnson discusses how we can tackle the nuclear waste epidemic. A world full of waste They say you can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. Like me, I’m sure you can recall the excitement of archaeologists on numerous TV documentaries, sifting through the remains of a rubbish dump or ‘midden’ on the edge of some ...

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Nuclear power plant keeps intakes clean - case study

    When this nuclear power plant in the Great Lakes region needed reliable traveling water screens to keep it’s intakes clean, they chose International Water Screens. Vertical screens with hoods provide clean water to create steam to generate up to 725,000 kilowatts of electricity for the surrounding region. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Case study - Low-flow groundwater sampling on a nuclear site

    Nuclear licensed site use of low-flow groundwater sampling shows: Reduced time, reduced quantity of purge water – both thus reducing cost - and reduced risk of operator contact especially with potentially radioactive-contaminated purge water thanks to a self-contained enclosed system. One of the biggest headaches on site is the purge water and the expense of getting rid of it – after ...


    By Geotech

  • Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral?

    Identical data yield drastically different conclusions about the role nuclear will play in meeting climate goals. Nuclear power is dead. Long live nuclear power. Nuclear power is the only way forward. Nuclear power is a red herring. Nuclear power is too dangerous. Nuclear power is the safest power source around. Nuclear is nothing. Nuclear is everything. It is now generally agreed ...


    By Ensia

  • The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear.

    History shows us that nuclear power is the fastest, smartest approach to decarbonizing electricity. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • Effect of cathode electron acceptors on simultaneous anaerobic sulfide and nitrate removal in microbial fuel cell

    The current investigation reports the effect of cathode electron acceptors on simultaneous sulfide and nitrate removal in two-chamber microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Potassium permanganate and potassium ferricyanide were common cathode electron acceptors and evaluated for substrate removal and electricity generation. The abiotic MFCs produced electricity through spontaneous electrochemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Management of water resources assessment for nuclear power plants in China

    To deal with global warming and energy shortages, the nuclear power industry has flourished in China. Operation of a nuclear power plant consumes a large amount of water and discharges radioactive wastewater into nearby water bodies. Therefore, assessment and management of water resources are crucial for such projects. This article proposes the contents, procedures and methods of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Nuclear medicine and research laboratory environments contaminants removed

    Customers Include: Abbot Laboratories, Bay Regional Medical Center, Colorado State University, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Eli Lily, Harvard University, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Mayo Foundation, Merck, Oregon State University, Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, Tripler Hospital, University of California at Berkeley, University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin, U.S. ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Case study - Commercial nuclear power plants decontamination

    Customers Include: Nuclear Power Plants: Perry, Ontario Power Generation, Peach Bottom, Savanna River, etc. Service/Product Providers: Alaron, RADeco, UniTech Applications Include: Decontamination of waxed concrete and painted diamond plate, with DFs of 100 percent in a single pass on surfaces with 100-200k dpm/100 cm2 ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • America competes reauthorization act of 2015 includes cuts to clean energy research funding

    On May 20, 2015, the House voted to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) (COMPETES), a research funding bill that was originally enacted in 2007 to further U.S. scientific and technological advantages. The new version of COMPETES increases funding for nuclear energy and fossil fuel research programs, while ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Coal and its future are fueling conflicts around the globe

    "Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet" (Palgrave Macmillan), by Richard Martin Fierce conflicts over coal are taking place around the globe, but author Richard Martin says the decline and ultimate demise of the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution is inevitable and cannot be reversed. What he cannot predict, he says, is whether the transition to energy sources that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Simultaneous pollutant removal and electricity generation in denitrifying microbial fuel cell with boric acid-borate buffer solution

    A double-chamber denitrifying microbial fuel cell (MFC), using boric acid-borate buffer solution as an alternative to phosphate buffer solution, was set up to investigate the influence of buffer solution concentration, temperature and external resistance on electricity generation and pollutant removal efficiency. The result revealed that the denitrifying MFC with boric acid-borate buffer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The combined effect of changes in the condenser cooling seawater temperature, fouling and salinity on the thermal performance of a pressurised water reactor nuclear power plant

    This study presents the effect of temperature, fouling factor and salinity of the condenser cooling seawater and adverse effect on the thermal performance of a nuclear power plant. These are the most important factors affecting the condenser performance. The study is carried out on a pressurised water reactor nuclear power plant. The results showed that a loss in the plant output power and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

    Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, safety regulations at many nuclear plants have been considerably tightened, this has led to an increased demand for fire fighting pump systems. These systems must comply with extremely strict requirements and regulations. Working closely together with the Belgian distributor Rental Pumps, BBA Pumps has recently completed one of the most demanding ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Last tango for nuclear?

    The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...


    By Ensia

  • Nuclear waste storage and environmental intergenerational externalities

    This article analyses the long–term consequences of nuclear waste storage within a general equilibrium framework. The objective is to determine the conditions for which the storage of waste, and thus the transfer of externalities towards the future, can be optimal. These conditions could explain the implementation of intergenerational externalities, justifying an intertemporal Not in My Back Yard ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear–powered unmanned aerial vehicles for science, industry and telecommunications

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) suffer from limitations on flight persistence and on electrical power for avionics and payload systems. Both limitations may be effectively lifted by the use of an on–board nuclear engine, which will open up the horizon for further UAV applications in science and industry. Nuclear–powered UAVs were studied in the USA by Sandia and Northrop Grumman. While the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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