Nuclear Reactors, their Types and Impact on Safety, Environment and Sustainability towards a Green Future
- 1 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India
Copyright: © 2020 Ayush Kumar A, Godwin Glivin, N. Kalaiselvan and V. Mariappan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The current world is shifting rapidly towards clean energy sources due to the rapid depletion of fossil fuels. Also, as a solution to the extremely intense growing demand of energy across most of the countries and increasing pollution, nuclear energy is considered as a strategic alternative as it is both clean and does not pollute the environment. When compared with most other conventional sources of energy production currently being used, Nuclear energy emits a minuscule quantity of greenhouse gases and hence is environmentally friendly. In this study, several types of nuclear reactors are compared and with environmental pollution and safety as a deciding parameter. Sustainability of the nuclear reactors, their classification concerning safety and their radiation emissions are also reviewed.
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