Friday, 29 April 2011

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Review of Nuclear Power to understand the Japanese catastrophe

When 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Friday April 29, 2011
Where

Agincourt Library Auditorium

155 Bonis Ave, M1T 3W6
Major intersection: Sheppard Ave E./Kennedy
Public transit: subway, bus # 43

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First come first served. Priority will be given to Scarborough Chapter members, then other PEO members, guests and friends.

Cost Sponsored by Scarborough Chapter
Scarborough Chapter members: No charge
PEO members: Free
Guests and others: Free
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The nuclear disaster in Japan due to the earthquake on March 11, 2011 has raised a huge debate on nuclear power. A wealth of information is spewed in the internet. The bandwagon is full of opinions of people with their own agenda. At this juncture it is important for engineers to get a clear picture about the nuclear power before coming to any conclusion.

In this presentation an attempt will be made to explain the fundamentals of nuclear power, starting from nuclear fission to decay heat will be explained. Different types of nuclear reactor design will be introduced. What are the safety features in these reactors will be illustrated. A comparison of Canadian reactors with other designs will be made.

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About the Presenter Raju Chander, M.S., P.Eng.

rajuRaju Chander has been working in nuclear engineering for over four decades. He started his career in the world renowned Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Mumbai, India. He was working for the development of Fast Breeder Reactors in India, which is a unique concept and in the development stage all over the world. After coming to Canada he joined Ontario Power generation in the design department of Pickering CANDU type reactors. Now he is the Section Manager of Codes and Standards. .