Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors presents information on the current fleet of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) with water-cooled reactors (Generation III and III+) (96% of 430 power reactors in the world) that have relatively low thermal efficiencies (within the range of 32 36%) compared to those of modern advanced thermal power plants (combined cycle gas-fired power plants - up to 62% and supercritical pressure coal-fired power plants - up to 55%).
Moreover, thermal efficiency of the current fleet of NPPs with water-cooled reactors cannot be increased significantly without completely different innovative designs, which are Generation IV reactors. Nuclear power is vital for generating electrical energy without carbon emissions.
Complete with the latest research, development, and design, and written by an international team of experts, this handbook is completely dedicated to Generation IV reactors.
- Presents the first comprehensive handbook dedicated entirely to generation IV nuclear reactors
- Reviews the latest trends and developments
- Complete with the latest research, development, and design information in generation IV nuclear reactors
- Written by an international team of experts in the field
1. Introduction: A survey of the status of electricity generation in the world
Preface to Part One
2. Introduction: Generation IV International Forum
3. Very high-temperature reactor
4. Gas-cooled fast reactors
5. Sodium-cooled fast reactor
6. Lead-cooled fast reactor
7. Molten salt fast reactors
8. Super-critical water-cooled reactors
Preface to Part Two
9. Generation IV: USA
10. Euratom research and training program in Generation-IV systems: Breakthrough technologies to improve sustainability, safety and reliability, socioeconomics, and proliferation resistance
11. Generation IV concepts: Japan
12. Generation IV concepts: USSR and Russia
13. Generation IV concepts in Korea
14. Generation IV concepts: China
15. Generation IV concepts: India
Preface to Part Three
16. The safety of advanced reactors
17. Nonproliferation for advanced reactors: Political and social aspects
18. Thermal aspects of conventional and alternative fuels
19. Hydrogen cogeneration with Generation IV nuclear power plants
20. Advanced small modular reactors
Professor Igor Pioro is an internationally recognized scientist within areas of nuclear engineering. He is author/co-author of 367 publications including 9 technical books, 15 chapters in technical books, 76 papers in refereed journals, 198 papers in refereed proceedings of international and national conferences and symposiums, 26 patents and inventions, and 43 major technical reports.
Professor Pioro graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine/Kiev Polytechnic Institute with Master of Applied Science in Thermal Physics in 1979. After that, he worked in various positions, including an engineer, senior scientist, deputy director, professor, director of the graduate program in nuclear engineering, and associate dean. Currently, he is associated with the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada).
Professor Pioro is a Founding Editor of the ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (from 2014) and an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines & Power. He was a Chair of the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Engineering Division of the ASME (2011-2012) and a Chair of the International Conference On Nuclear Engineering (ICONE20-POWER2012).
Professor Pioro has received many international and national awards and certificates of appreciation including an Honorary Doctor's degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute (2013); The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) Education and Communication Award (2011); The UOIT Research Excellence Award (2011); and the ICONE Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2009).