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An Overview of Current Knowledge Concerning the Environmental Consequences of the Nuclear Pollution: Sources, Effects and Control

  • S. K. VermaEmail author
  • S. L. Sinha
  • D. K. Chandraker
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Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)

Abstract

Nuclear power raises a number of fundamental environmental issues. The main problem is how to deal with the quantities of highly radioactive wastes which are produced from nuclear power plants. Discharges from nuclear power plant can cause substantial climatic contamination danger and hazard for individuals’ lives and well-being. In this chapter, different techniques for modelling and control of hazards have been presented. The modelling is in view of recreation and perception of spreading of air pollutants, estimation of the source term for atomic and compound fiascos, and the hazard appraisal of unsafe substances. This chapter will include the principle of modelling the nuclear and chemical disasters, optimal control of theoretical frame with example, various modelling techniques, challenges associated with measurement of pollutants, etc. Finally, solution and recommendation of good model will be presented. The inclusion of related references provides a starting point for the interested reader/researchers/industrialists.

Keywords

Atmospheric pollution hazard Modelling Concentration Nuclear Chemical disaster 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentNational Institute of TechnologyRaipurIndia
  2. 2.Reactor Design and Development GroupBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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