The Essential CANDU - a textbook on the CANDU nuclear power plant technology
The Essential CANDU is brought to you by UNENE with administrative and sponsorship support from COG. This CANDU Textbook is suitable for students, educators, trainers and working professionals at a target level of senior undergraduate year university engineering and science. The aim is to provide a concise, and consistently told, root storyline that will enable those new to CANDU, whether a student, a manager, a teacher / trainer, a journalist or a discipline area specialist, to learn about CANDU as an overall system and to delve into any specific area as desired. Such a product will significantly support the agile deployment of personnel into the industry and redeployment throughout the industry.
The product is a textbook about nuclear science and engineering pertaining to CANDU reactors using CANDU as the reference design. This distinguishes it from comparable textbooks based on PWR reactors. This is not a product description of CANDU per se.
The textbook is provided free of charge in pdf format below, subject to Copyright restrictions. It is to be a living document; updates will be posted as they become available. It is anticipated that the textbook will appear in printed form at a later date.
Fair Use: The textbook is provided free of charge in pdf format and is intended for education and training purposes provided full attribution is given. It is provided in good faith as an aid to CANDU awareness, education and training.
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