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Industrial Applications of Nuclear Energy

English STI/PUB/1772 978-92-0-101417-7
80 32 59.00 2017

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This publication provides a detailed overview of the potential use of nuclear energy for industrial systems and/or processes which have a strong demand for process heat/steam and power, and on the mapping of nuclear power reactors proposed for various industrial applications. It describes the technical concepts for combined nuclear–industrial complexes that are being pursued in various Member States, and presents the concepts that were developed in the past to be applied in connection with some major industries. It also provides an analysis of the energy demand in various industries and outlines the potential that nuclear energy may have in major industrial applications such as process steam for oil recovery and refineries, hydrogen generation, and steel and aluminium production. The audience for this publication includes academia, industry, and government agencies.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Industrial Applications, Nuclear Reactors, Industrial Systems, Process, Heat, Steam, Nuclear Power Reactors, Industrial Applications, Concepts, Analysis, Member States, Energy Demand, Oil Recovery, Refineries, Hydrogen, Steel, Aluminium, Iron, Cogeneration, Desalination, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Fuels, Petrochemicals, Petroleum, Good Practices, Requirements, Energy Consumption, Water Splitting, Methanol, Ethylene, Countries, Synthetic Fuels

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