Storage and Hybridization of Nuclear Energy: Techno-economic Integration of Renewable and Nuclear Energy provides a unique analysis of the storage and hybridization of nuclear and renewable energy. Editor Bindra and his team of expert contributors present various global methodologies to obtain the techno-economic feasibility of the integration of storage or hybrid cycles in nuclear power plants. Aimed at those studying, researching and working in the nuclear engineering field, this book offers nuclear reactor technology vendors, nuclear utilities workers and regulatory commissioners a very unique resource on how to access reliable, flexible and clean energy from variable-generation.
- Presents a unique view on the technologies and systems available to integrate renewables and nuclear energy
- Provides insights into the different methodologies and technologies currently available for the storage of energy
- Includes case studies from well-known experts working on specific integration concepts around the world
1.1 Challenges to Nuclear Power due to changes in renewable energy share
1.2 Economics of Advanced reactors and fuel cycles
1.3 Economic modeling of steam accumulators for Nuclear power plants
1.4 Revenues from process heat integration with Nuclear power
2 Hybrid systems integrated to Nuclear power plants
2.1 Nuclear Combined Cycle Gas Turbines for Variable Electricity and Heat
2.2 Economic and exergy analysis of Nuclear-Renewable Energy Integration
2.3 A Nuclear-Wind-Hydrogen Electricity Portfolio for Mid-west region in United States
3 Storing Nuclear Energy
3.1 Comparing economic impact of integrating various energy storage options
with Nuclear power
3.2 Firebrick resistance heat storage for Nuclear-Renewable grid
3.3 Packed bed systems to directly store energy from steam produced in Nuclear power plants
3.4 Sensible heat storage with Molten salt and heating oils- Two tanks and thermoclines
Professor Hitesh Bindra obtained his undergraduate education in chemical engineering from Panjab University (India) in 2002. He then worked as scientific officer for an Indian Government undertaking on nuclear power projects from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, he moved to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue graduate studies in nuclear engineering. During his stay at University of Illinois, he simultaneously worked at simulation center of Caterpillar, Inc. After receiving his doctoral degree in 2010, he moved to City University of New York Energy Institute for postdoctoral research on thermal energy storage and high temperature systems. His research work at CUNY led to several inventions and their further commercialization. Bindra joined Kansas State in spring 2014 and has established a Nuclear Energy Systems Transport (Nu-EST) Laboratory. He has more than 14 years of research and development experience in nuclear/thermal engineering and has been involved in several industrial and academic research projects.
Professor Bindra's research interests are in understanding and advancing the passive safety of nuclear reactors, high temperature energy systems and thermal storage. Research activities in his group, Nu-EST lab, focus on understanding micro to macro scale transport of matter and radiation. His research lab investigates complex thermo-fluid physics such as multiphase flow and thermal transport and complex fluid-solid interactions under high temperature and chemical reactions. Current research projects include advancing the high temperature gas-cooled reactors and thermal energy storage supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.
Dr. Revankar is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of Multiphase and Fuel Cell Research Laboratory in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He received his BS (1975), MS (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) in Physics from Karnatak University, India and M.Eng. (1982) in Nuclear Engineering from McMaster University, Canada. He has worked as a post doctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and at the Nuclear Engineering Department of University of California, Berkeley from 1984 to 1987. His current research interests are in multiphase flow and heat transfer, microgravity multiphase flow in packed beds, fuel cell design, simulation and power systems, thermochemical water splitting hydrogen production, reactor thermalhydraulics and safety. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers in archival journals and conference proceedings. He has received undergraduate teaching award in 2004 and research awards in 2004 and 2005 from Purdue University. He is Life Member of the following societies: American Nuclear Society (ANS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE),and Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT). He is Fellow of ASME. He has hosted various ASME and ANS conferences as session's organizer and Track leader. He is active member of Electrochemical Society (ECS). He was Chair of Thermal Hydraulics Division of ANS in 2007-08, currently Chair of ASME K-13 Committee on Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems, Executive Member of the AIChE Transport and Energy Processes Division, and Chair of the ASEE Nuclear and Radiological Division. He is currently on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Heat Exchangers, Heat Transfer Engineering, Journal of Thermodynamics, and ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology