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Nuclear Power

Operation, Safety and Environment

Edited by Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University

Today's nuclear reactors are safe and highly efficient energy systems that offer electricity and a multitude of co-generation energy products ranging from potable water to heat for industrial applications. At the same time, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami events in Japan resulted in the nuclear accident that forced us to rethink our approach to nuclear safety, design requirements and facilitated growing interests in advanced nuclear energy systems, next generation nuclear reactors, which are inherently capable to withstand natural disasters and avoid catastrophic consequences without any environmental impact. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. Under the single-volume cover, we put together such topics as operation, safety, environment and radiation effects. The book is not offering a comprehensive coverage of the material in each area. Instead, selected themes are highlighted by authors of individual chapters representing contemporary interests worldwide. With all diversity of topics in 16 chapters, the integrated system analysis approach of nuclear power operation, safety and environment is the common thread. The goal of the book is to bring nuclear power to our readers as one of the promising energy sources that has a unique potential to meet energy demands with minimized environmental impact, near-zero carbon footprint, and competitive economics via robust potential applications. The book targets everyone as its potential readership groups - students, researchers and practitioners - who are interested to learn about nuclear power.

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Nuclear PowerOperation, Safety and EnvironmentEdited by Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/987

ISBN: 978-953-307-507-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6036-6

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

43226 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

36 Dimensions Citations


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1. World Experience in Nuclear Steam Reheat

By Eugene Saltanov and Igor Pioro


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2. Integrated Approach for Actual Safety Analysis

By Francesco D’Auria, Walter Giannotti and Marco Cherubini


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3. LWR Safety Analysis and Licensing and Implications for Advanced Reactors

By P. F. Frutuoso e Melo, I. M. S. Oliveira and P. L. Saldanha


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4. Geodetic Terrestrial Observations for the Determination of the Stability in the Krško Nuclear Power Plant Region

By S. Savšek, T. Ambrožič and D. Kogoj


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5. Low Power and Shutdown PSA for the Nuclear Power Plants with WWER440 Type Reactors

By Zoltan Kovacs


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6. A Study on the Actuator Efficiency Behavior of Safety-Related Motor Operated Gate and Globe Valves

By Shin Cheul Kang, SungKeun Park, DoHwan Lee, YangSeok Kim and DaeWoong Kim


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7. Investigation of High Energy Arcing Fault Events in Nuclear Power Plants

By Heinz Peter Berg and Marina Röwekamp


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8. Research on Severe Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants

By Jean-Pierre Van Dorsselaere, Thierry Albiol and Jean-Claude Micaelli


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9. Imaging of Radiation Accidents and Radioactive Contamination Using Scintillators

By Tomoya Ogawa, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Masahito Watanabe, Tsuguo Fukuda, Nobuhito Nango, Yasunobu Arikawa, Kohei Yamanoi, Tomoharu Nakazato, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Toshihiko Shimizu, Mitsuo Nakai, Takayoshi Norimatsu, Hiroshi Azechi, Takahiro Murata, Shigeru Fujino, Hideki Yoshida, Kei Kamada, Yoshiyuki Usuki, Toshihisa Suyama, Akira Yoshikawa, Nakahiro Sato, Hirofumi Kan, Hiroaki Nishimura, Kunioki Mima, Masahito Hosaka, Masahiro Katoh, Nobuhiro Kosugi, Kentaro Fukuda, Takayuki Yanagida, Yuui Yokota, Fumio Saito, Kouhei Sakai, Dirk Ehrentraut, Mitsuru Nagasono, Tadashi Togashi, Atsushi Higashiya, Makina Yabashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Haruhiko Ohashi and Hiroaki Kimura


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10. Simulation of Ex-Vessel Steam Explosion

By Matjaž Leskovar


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11. Radiological Releases and Environmental Monitoring at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants

By Jason T. Harris


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12. Radiological and Environmental Effects in Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant Cooling Pond – Lake Druksiai: From Plant put in Operation to Shut Down Period of Time

By Tatjana Nedveckaite, Danute Marciulioniene, Jonas Mazeika and Ricardas Paskauskas


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13. Power Uprate Effect on Thermal Effluent of Nuclear Power Plants in Taiwan

By Jinn-Jer Peir


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14. Long-Term Effects of Exposure to Low-Levels of Radioactivity: a Retrospective Study of 239Pu and 90Sr from Nuclear Bomb Tests on the Swiss Population

By Pascal Froidevaux, Max Haldimann and François Bochud


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15. The Biliprotein C-Phycocyanin Modulates the DNA Damage Response in Lymphocytes from Nuclear Power Plant Workers

By K. Stankova, K. Ivanova, V. Nikolov, K. Minkova, L. Gigova, R. Georgieva and R. Boteva


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16. Effects of Gamma-Ray Irradiation on Tracking Failure of Polymer Insulating Materials

By Boxue Du, Yu Gao and Yong Liu


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