Environmental Protection Through Nuclear Energy

American Journal of Applied Sciences, Volume 13, Issue 9, Pages 941-946, DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.941.946

6 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017

See all articles by Florian Ion Petrescu

Florian Ion Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Samuel Kozaitis

Florida Institute of Technology

Ronald Bucinell

Union College

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Taher Abu-Lebdeh

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Date Written: September 28, 2016

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.

Suggested Citation

Petrescu, Florian Ion and Apicella, Antonio and Petrescu, Relly Victoria and Kozaitis, Samuel and Bucinell, Ronald and Aversa, Raffaella and Abu-Lebdeh, Taher, Environmental Protection Through Nuclear Energy (September 28, 2016). American Journal of Applied Sciences, Volume 13, Issue 9, Pages 941-946, DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.941.946. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3075403

Florian Ion Petrescu (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

Samuel Kozaitis

Florida Institute of Technology ( email )

150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
United States

Ronald Bucinell

Union College ( email )

Schenectady, NY 12308-3151
United States

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

Taher Abu-Lebdeh

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University ( email )

1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411
United States

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