- Provides a fully updated, revised and comprehensive handbook dedicated entirely to generation IV nuclear reactors
- Includes new trends and developments since the first publication, as well as brand new case studies and appendices
- Covers the latest research, developments and design information surrounding generation IV nuclear reactors
1. Introduction: A survey of the status of electricity generation in the world
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
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
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).