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Radiation Exposure Minimisation by Smart Reactor Design and Intelligent Plant Layout for Bountiful Harnessing of Clean Nuclear Energy

Author Affiliations

  • 11,2Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, INDIA
  • 2 Formarly Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 56-62, September,2 (2013)

Abstract

Presently, each year 26 billion tons of CO emission is avoided by the 385 nuclear power reactors world over. 4.6 billion Years young earth, born within the 13.7±0.3 billion year old ‘Big Bang Universe’ is surviving as a living planet; proving the nuclear phenomenon to be a creator, a savior and clean. If anything is faulty, it is the way we harness the nuclear energy.Major accidents are few in ~15,000 reactor-year-operations; but cannot be ignored. Very little has been done to circumvent the problem of reducing the exposure to nuclear radiation from the control rod drive mechanisms (CRDM). We propose a telescopic design of CRDM, with its massive portion integrated with the reactor body to be free from maintenance and reducing the overall height of the reactor – a paradigm shift.

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