Special Issue "Sustainable Future of Nuclear Power"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2015)
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Sekimoto
Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 0-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152, Japan
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Interests: nuclear energy in general; reactor engineering in general; fundamentals of reactor engineering; utilization and applications of reactors; reactor types/accessories; reactor safety; nuclear fuels
Most of the presently utilized energy is produced by fossil fuels. They emit carbon-dioxide and cause global warming. Renewable energies are free from this problem. However, they have other problems, such as low density and unstable power rate.
Nuclear energy is expected to be a sustainable high-density energy source in the future, since it can supply stable energy without emitting large amounts of carbon-dioxide, and its resource amount is much more than fossil fuel, if fuel breeding is employed. However, if we use it for a long period, accumulated radioactive wastes become a severe problem. At present, the number of countries using nuclear energy is increasing, and total nuclear power generation is also increasing. Waste management has already become an issue of growing global concern.
This Special Issue of Energies will discuss the sustainability of nuclear power. The Special Issue will encompass waste management, not only with respect to underground disposal, but also other innovative methods, such as nuclear transmutation and other exotic methods. In this Special Issue, not only nuclear waste management, but also nuclear power generation methods are discussed; these methods utilize nuclear fuels in an efficient way, minimize radioactive waste, and satisfy safety and security requirements.
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Sekimoto
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- nuclear reactor
- nuclear fuel cycle
- spent fuel
- radioactive waste