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Nuclear power, man, and the environment

Author: R J Pentreath
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge library editions., Energy resources ;, v. 10.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pentreath, R. J.
Nuclear power, man, and the environment.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019
(OCoLC)1082416230
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J Pentreath
ISBN: 9780429278549 0429278543 9781000000689 1000000680
OCLC Number: 1090812956
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1. Radioisotopes: their characterization and interaction with matter; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Atomic species and their behaviour; 1.3. Radioactive decay; 1.4. The interaction of radiation with matter; 1.5. Radiation dosimetry; 1.6. Radiation detection and measurement; 2. The radiation background; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Cosmic radiation; 2.3. Terrestrial radiation; 2.4. Radioactive fallout; 2.5. Medical irradiation; 2.6. Consumer products; 3. Radiation and man 3.1. Introduction3.2. Effects of radiation on man; 3.3. Standards for radiation protection; 4. Nuclear reactors and their fuel cycles; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Nuclear reactors; 4.3. The nuclear fuel cycle; 5. Radioactive wastes and the public; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. ICRP guidelines for the general public; 5.3. Reactor siting; 5.4. Release of gaseous wastes; 5.5. Release of liquid wastes; 5.6. Solid wastes; 5.7. Collective dose to the public; 5.8. Future trends; 6. Environmental behaviour and effects; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Behaviour in terrestrial ecosystems 6.3. Behaviour in aquatic ecosystems6.4. Radiation effects on the environment; 7. The future; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. High-level radioactive waste disposal; 7.3. Decommissioning nuclear reactors; 7.4. Nuclear fusion reactors; 7.5. The acceptability of continued discharges into the environment; Appendix 1. Prefixes for SI units; Appendix 2. Some radionuclides and their half-lives; Appendix 3. Serial Decay; Appendix 4. Units and definitions used in radiological protection; Recommended reading; Index
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Energy resources ;, v. 10.
Responsibility: R.J. Pentreath.

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