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Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print): 2212-7976
ISSN (Online): 1874-477X
VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/2212797611206010006









Novel Techniques for Safer Operation of Present Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Disaster

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Author(s): Parviz Parvin, Maryam Ilchi-Ghazaani, Ali Bavali, Vajiheh Daneshafrooz, Seyedeh Z. Mortazavi, Alireza Moosakhani, Akbar Nazari-Golshan, Mohammad M. Hashemi, Samaneh S. Hosseini, Behzad Mansouri and Shahryar Abachi
Pages 58-74 (17)
Abstract:
After the Fukushima disaster and public concern about the performance of the existing safety mechanisms in present nuclear power plants, it is timely to devise new techniques to upgrade the safety levels of plants operation, particularly during shutdown and/or after natural disasters. In the recent years, significant patents have been devoted to developing the safety levels to secure the nuclear reactors. Here, several techniques are proposed which may be unified to design and construct a robust safety network capable of preventing core meltdowns of the potential disasters.
Keywords:
DIAL, dry ice-heat exchanger, earthquake, ECCS, LIBS, Phoswich, reactor accidents, thermal imaging, tsunami
Affiliation:
Physics Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Hafez Ave., P.O. Box: 15875-4413, Tehran, Iran.