Authors

Presenter(s)

Will Page Blaufuss, Jaime Elaine Howard, Nicholas Alexander Pannunzio

Comments

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: EGR 374 01

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Description

Using an environmentally extended Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), we will compare nuclear energy to conventional carbon-based energy sources, taking into account and analyzing all stages of the energy generation life cycle. We plan to include land usage and degradation, mining, pollution, waste disposal, decommissioning costs, and storage of nuclear waste into our analysis. The comparison will then determine if nuclear energy is a truly green alternative to currently-used coal and gas plants.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Erin L. Gibbemeyer

Primary Advisor's Department

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Engineering

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Affordable and Clean Energy; Climate Action

Life Cycle Assessment of Coal and Nuclear Energy Generation

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