A CANDU[1] Textbook is finally here: “The Essential CANDU”

UNENE[2] is pleased to announce that "The Essential CANDU" textbook is now a reality. This was initiated by UNENE, administered by CANDU Owners Group (COG) and funded by all CANDU utilities in Canada and offshore with Prof. W. Garland as editor-in-chief. 
”The Essential CANDU” meets the long-standing need for a peer-reviewed textbook on the CANDU nuclear power technology, suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students, educators, trainers and working professionals. It enables those new to CANDU to learn about CANDU as an overall system and to pursue specialized topics in depth. As such it prepares undergraduates for a career in the nuclear industry, facilitates the technical training of new employees, and supports knowledge enhancement of experienced employees. It also supports university level nuclear education curricula.
The textbook is now available in the public domain in pdf form under the UNENE banner at www.nuceng.ca/candu and is meant to be a living document.  Note: Two more chapters are in preparation (on The Fuelling Machine and on Nuclear Fuel Management), and will be included as soon as completed.
CANDU knowledge exists in a number of documents and products that cover significant parts of the CANDU story.  UNENE itself hosts a dozen or so graduate level courses that were significant resources for preparing a CANDU textbook.  See www.unene.ca for details on those courses.  And there are many other existing university nuclear and nuclear related courses in Canada and elsewhere (see for instance http://nuclearcanada.ca).  Also the CANTEACH repository at http://canteach.candu.org contains a large number of legacy CANDU documents, albeit largely descriptive.  Significant training, design, analysis and operation documents exist within AECL (currently under SNC-Lavalin Nuclear), Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, the CNSC and other organizations comprising the Canadian nuclear industry.  “The Essential CANDU”, with its educational focus, is complementary to all that.
For further information contact
c/o Department of Engineering Physics, Bldg. JHE A315
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4L7
Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20168, Email: unene@mcmaster.ca

[1] CANDU – short for CANada Deuterium Uranium
[2] UNENE – University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering

Table of Contents

Progogue – CANDU in Context – Dr. William J. Garland
Chapter  1 – Introduction – Dr. Robin Chaplin
Chapter  2 – Genealogy of CANDU Reactors – Dr. Robin Chaplin
Chapter  3 – Nuclear Processes and Neutron Physics – Dr. Guy Marleau
Chapter  4 – Reactor Statics – Dr. Benjamin Rouben and Dr. Eleodor Nichita
Chapter  5 – Reactor Dynamics – Dr. Eleodor Nichita and Dr. Benjamin Rouben
Chapter  6 – Thermalhydraulic Design – Dr. Nikola K. Popov
Chapter  7 – Thermalhydraulic Analysis – Dr. William J. Garland
Chapter  8 – Plant Systems – Dr. Robin Chaplin
Chapter  9 – Plant Operations – Dr. Robin Chaplin
Chapter 10 – Instrumentation and Control – Dr. G. Alan Hepburn
Chapter 11 – Electrical Systems – Dr. Jin Jiang
Chapter 12 – Radiation Protection and Environmental Safety – Dr. Edward Waller
Chapter 13 – Reactor Safety Design and Safety Analysis – Dr. Victor G. Snell
Chapter 14 – Nuclear Reactor Materials and Corrosion – Dr. Derek H. Lister and Dr. William G. Cook
Chapter 15 – Chemistry in CANDU Process Systems – Dr. William G. Cook and Dr. Derek H. Lister
Chapter 16 – Regulatory Requirements and Licensing – Dr. Victor G. Snell and Dr Nikola K.  Popov
Chapter 17 – Fuel – Mr. Mukesh Tayal and Mr. Milan Gacesa
Chapter 18 – Fuel Cycles – Mr. Mukesh Tayal and Mr. Milan Gacesa
Chapter 19 – Interim Fuel Storage and Disposal – Mr. Milan Gacesa and Mr. Mukesh Tayal
Author Biographies