The Nuclear Fuel Cycle

ISBN-13: 9780894484605

ISBN-10: 0894484605

Author: Nicholas Tsoulfanidis

Publication date:
2012
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Format:
Hardcover 463 pages
Category:
Chemistry, Engineering, Sociology
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Acknowledged author Nicholas Tsoulfanidis wrote The Nuclear Fuel Cycle comprising 463 pages back in 2012. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0894484605 and 9780894484605. Since then The Nuclear Fuel Cycle textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $10.90 or rent at the marketplace.


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"The Nuclear Fuel Cycle" has been extensively revised since its previous edition published in 1999 and it includes a whole new chapter on nuclear safeguards. The book covers all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle-from cradle to grave. Topics include the available nuclear fuel resources (uranium and thorium), extraction of the metals from the ore, fabrication of nuclear fuel, use of the fuel for power generation, and management and disposal of used fuel and radioactive wastes. Other topics discussed are basic reactor physics, in-core and out-of-core fuel management, possible fuel cycles, nuclear power economics, and nuclear safeguards. The various methods of generating electricity are also described and compared, concentrating on their environmental effects.