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Gain Insight in to Brazil’s Nuclear Power Market Potential

July 10, 2008

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/243ac1/brazils_nuclear_p) has announced the addition of the “Brazil’s Nuclear Power Market Potential” report to their offering.

Brazil is the 10th largest energy consumer in the world and the third largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind the United States and Canada. Total primary energy consumption in Brazil has increased significantly in recent years. In addition, Brazil has made great strides in increasing its total energy production, particularly oil, over the past decade. Increasing domestic oil production has been a long-term goal of the Brazilian government.

Nuclear power is the controlled use of nuclear reactions to release energy for work including propulsion, heat, and the generation of electricity. Human use of nuclear power to do significant useful work is currently limited to nuclear fission and radioactive decay. Nuclear energy is produced when a fissile material, such as uranium-235 (235U), is concentrated such that nuclear fission takes place in a controlled chain reaction and creates heat – which is used to boil water, produce steam, and drive a steam turbine. The turbine can be used for mechanical work and also to generate electricity. Nuclear power is used to power most military submarines and aircraft carriers and provides 7% of the world’s energy and 15.7% of the world’s electricity.

Electricity consumption in Brazil has grown strongly since 1990. Per capita consumption is 2235 kWh/yr. Nuclear energy provides 3% of the country’s electricity – about 13 billion kWh per year. Hydro provides 92% of the total, and gives rise to some climatic vulnerability, which is driving policy to diminish dependence on it.

This report covers all the aspects of the Brazilian nuclear power industry and analyzes each point in detail, dealing with market analysis, production/consumption data, energy industry reforms, regulatory frameworks, and much more. It is a complete coverage of the Brazilian nuclear power industry.

Key Topics Covered:

-Executive Summary

-Overview of Nuclear Industry


Types of Nuclear Reactors

Fission Reactor

Pressurized Water Reactors

Boiling Water Reactors

Advanced Boiling Water Reactor

Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR)

Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor

Gas Cooled Reactor & Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor

Super Critical Water Cooled Reactor

Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

New and Upcoming Nuclear Technologies

Advanced Liquid-Metal Reactor

Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

What Makes up a Nuclear Power Plant?

Nuclear Fuel

Neutron Moderator


Control Rods

Pressure Vessel

Emergency Core Cooling Systems

Reactor Protective System

Steam Generators

Containment Building

Boiler Feed Water Pump


Electrical Generator


Fuel Cycle Analysis

Uranium Resources

Mining and Milling

Nuclear Reprocessing

Boosting Fuel’s Potency


Dealing with Radioactive Waste

-Nuclear Power and Global Climate Change

Population and Energy Demand Growth

Meeting Energy Demand while Limiting Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Potential Role of Non-Fossil Energy Sources

-Issues and Challenges Facing the Nuclear Power Industry

Air Pollution

Water Pollution

Health Effects

Financial Issues

Safety Issues

Nuclear Proliferation

Regulatory Barriers

Other Challenges

-Brazil Nuclear Industry

Industry Profile

Major Industry Developments

Analysis of the Fuel Cycle

Managing Radioactive Waste

Regulatory Framework

Research and Development

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

-Brazil’s Nuclear Power Plants

Outlook: Nuclear Power in Brazil



List of Figures and Tables


Pressurized Water Reactor

Pressurized Water Reactor Vessel

Boiling Water Reactor

Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator of Cassini Probe

Process depicting Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Comparison of Nucleon Number against Binding Energy

Thermal Conductivity of Zirconium Metal & Uranium Dioxide as a Function of Temperature

A Control Rod Assembly

A Steel Pressure Vessel

A Siemens Steam Turbine with Open Case

Sources of Nuclear Waste

Low Carbon Electrical Generating Capacity (Except Large Hydro)Installed in the World

Global Additions of Electrical Generating Capacity by Year & Technology: 1990-2004 Actual and 2005-2010 Projected

Competitors of Nuclear Power


Power Reactors in Brazil

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