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Containing climate and pollution crisis through plastic incineration by use of Small Modular Reactors

Bhavani Subbaraya Achar, Nagarajachar (2023) Containing climate and pollution crisis through plastic incineration by use of Small Modular Reactors. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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There have been many studies and research done in the area of nuclear physics and its immense benefits and destruction brought throughout the 20th century. Like with any cutting edge of science it has developed exponentially over the decades and will continue to be a mainstay of energy for the foreseeable future of humanity. Similarly the use of plastics has been even more profound and ubiquitous in the world and has brought enormous benefits to the people. Like any double edge sword analogy both these industries have wrecked destruction and havoc as well.

This paper has a specific focus on use of nuclear energy for plastic incineration as it is an important issue in the current waste management system. With the growing population and the increasing consumption of plastic materials, the disposal and reuse of these materials has become a challenge for many countries. Nuclear energy has been proposed as a potential solution for this problem. This proposal will outline the benefits of using nuclear energy in plastic reuse and incineration and provide a framework for how it could be implemented. This study also aims to examine the current scientific evidence on the use of nuclear energy and reactors to reduce the global plastic problem. The citations given and the model proposed using the PowerBI tool is specifically for an upcoming economy and developing country for India in the context of it being the populated country on earth yet more that 70% of the population is still living below middle class conditions and experiencing rapid urbanization and grappling with the gigantic amounts of plastic waste yet to be addressed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Del Rosal, Victor
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Energy industries
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2023 12:29
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2023 12:29

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