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Environmental Protection through Nuclear Energy

Florian Ion T. Petrescu1, Antonio Apicella2, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu3, Samuel P. Kozaitis4, Ronald B. Bucinell5, Raffaella Aversa2 and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh6
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
  • 2 Second University of Naples, Italy
  • 3 Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 4 Florida Institute of Technology, United States
  • 5 Union College, United States
  • 6 North Carolina A and T State Univesity, United States

Abstract

Environmental protection through implementation of green energies is progressively becoming a daily reality. Numerous sources of green energy were introduced in recent years. Although this process initially started with difficulties, it finally resulted in an acceleration and implementation of new green energy technologies. Nonetheless, new major obstacles are emerging. The most worldwide difficult obstacle encountered, especially for wind and photovoltaic electric power plants, is the not regular and predictable green energy production. This study proposes solutions designed to solve this unpleasant aspect of irregular production of green energy. The basic idea refers to the construction of specially designed nuclear power plants acting as energy buffers. Nuclear power plants, indeed, may behave as proper energy buffers able to work to a minimum capacity when the green energy (i.e., wind power or PV) is steadily produced (namely, when the energy generated by the turbines or PV panels is at full constant capacity) but that can also run at progressively increased capacities when the wind or solar energy production reduces or stops. The work get two major contributions: 1-propose to the achievement of an energy buffer using nuclear power plants (for the moment on nuclear fission); 2-shows some theoretical aspects important needed to carry out the reaction of the fusion.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 9, 2016, 941-946

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.941.946

Submitted On: 19 September 2016 Published On: 28 September 2016

How to Cite: Petrescu, F. I. T., Apicella, A., Petrescu, R. V. V., Kozaitis, S. P., Bucinell, R. B., Aversa, R. & Abu-Lebdeh, T. M. (2016). Environmental Protection through Nuclear Energy. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(9), 941-946. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.941.946

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Keywords

  • Environmental Protection
  • Green Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Renewable Energy