- No need for a background in nuclear science! This book guides engineers, scientists and energy professionals through a concise and easy-to-understand overview of key safety and sustainability issues affecting their work.- Details the very latest information about today's safest and most energy-efficient reactor designs and reprocessing procedures.- Brings to light the fears and hesitation of using nuclear energy and explains that technologies and procedures for safe production and processing are available today.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The History of Energy
Chapter 3: Energy Reserves and Renewable Energy Sources
Chapter 4: Emerging Fuel Technologies and Policies Impacting These Technologies
Chapter 5: History of Conversion of Thermal Energy to Work
Chapter 6: Transportation
Chapter 7: Production of Electricity
Chapter 8: Energy in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Chapter 9: Electrical Power as Sustainable Energy
Chapter 10: Atomic Processes
Chapter 11: Recycling and Waste Handling for Spent Nuclear Fuel
Chapter 12: Nuclear Power Plant Design
Chapter 13: For-Profit Industrial Drivers
Galen J. Suppes is a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He received his B.S in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University in 1985, and his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1989. He has also done Post-Doc Class Work at the University of Huston in 1991/92, and is author of over 120 documents, including peer reviewed articles, conference papers and scientific reports.