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Title: Energy accounting in nuclear power systems.
Authors: Symonds, JL
Essam, P
Stocks, KJ
Issue Date: Oct-1975
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Abstract: Energy analysis is a systematic way of tracing and accounting for the flows of energy through an industrial system and apportioning a quantity of the primary energy input to each of the goods and services sent out. The application of energy accounting to nuclear power stations and their growth in generating systems is discussed. Misunderstandings arising from discrepancies and weaknesses in some published simple analyses of hypothetical growth situations are outlined. Results of a more complex energy flow analysis are used to demonstrate that current nuclear energy programs are running at an energy profit. Large fossil fuel savings will occur in a real electrical grid system under anticipated nuclear power growth rates. These savings will give a new dimension in planning the use of fossil energy resources which will still be needed for transport and industrial processes, such as steel-making, for some time to come.
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/210
ISBN: 0642997209
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