These resource provide information on nuclear technologies, including current and proposed reactor designs at various scales, environmental issues, safety considerations, fuel recycling and disposal, plant operating constraints and grid impacts.
This journal article details the integration concept of solar photovoltaics into a small nuclear power plant. The concept also details the role of thermal energy storage in the hybrid plant.
This journal article describes a virtual power plant arrangement that combines intermittent offshore wind farm production with firming capacity generated by small to medium-sized reactors. The authors found that the combined system offered several advantages including improved economic performance, flexibility, and reliability.
The authors of this study evaluate the existing waste management approaches for nuclear fuel cycle facilities in comparison to the objectives of implementing an advanced fuel cycle in the United States under existing legal, regulatory, and logistical constructs.
The UK government has provided clear milestones regarding the needs of waste management and decommissioning, according to the authors of these proceeding. Most of these milestone rely on research and technical developments being delivered over the next 10–20 years. And the DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) consortium is carrying out research that addresses the broad area of nuclear waste and decommissioning, bringing together industry partners and academic researchers from 10 research-intensive universities in the UK.
Microreactor technology and flow chemistry could play a pivotal role in the context of sustainable development, according to the authors of this journal article. According to them, flow chemistry is becoming a new technique for fulfilling several of the twelve green chemistry principles. They suggest a micro-reactor approach could preserve atom economy, guarantee less hazardous chemical synthesis and allow the use of safer solvents and auxiliaries.