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Small Modular Reactors

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Part of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series book series (ESSTS)

Glossary

Brayton cycle

Thermodynamic cycle used for the generation of electricity in which a heated gas is driving the electric turbogenerator

BWR

Boiling water reactor

Eutectic

A mixture of two metals in liquid state (e.g., Pb-Be)

HPM

Hyperion Power Module, a SMR designed by the GEN-IV Energy, a privately owned company

IMSR

Integral Molten Salt Reactor, a SMR designed by Terrestrial Energy, a Canadian company

LWR

Light water reactor

mPower

A SMR designed by B&W

NuScale

SMR designed by the NuScale Power company

PRISM

Power Reactor Innovative Small Module, a SMR designed by GE Hitachi

PWR

Pressurized water reactor

SMR

Small modular reactor

Super-Safe, Small, and Simple (4S)

SMR designed by Toshiba and the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry of Japan

TWR

Traveling wave reactor, a SMR designed by the TerraPower company

Introduction

A small modular reactor (SMR) is one with electrical output of 300 MWe or less (research reactors are not considered SMR and are not...

Bibliography

  1. 1.
    Small modular reactors, special issue of Nuclear Technology, May 2012Google Scholar
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    Ingersoll D (2016) Small modular reactors: nuclear power fad or future? Woodhead Publishing, CambridgeGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nevada-RenoRenoUSA

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