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Name: Ariel Joseph Date: 03/20/2017 Instructor’s Name: Asma Wasim Assignment: SCI203 Phase 4 Lab Report Title: Analysis of Energy Sources Instructions: You will write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method. When your lab report is complete – submit it in the classroom. Part I: Using the lab animation, fill in the data table below to gather your data, and use it to help you generate your hypothesis, outcomes, and analysis . Energy Source Fuel (Coal)/Uranium Needed (tons) CO 2 Emissions (tons) Sulfur Dioxide and Other Emissions (tons) Radioactivity mSv (millisievert) Solid Waste (tons) Accidents Coal Q1 625,000 tons 1.75 mil tons 75,000 tons 0.25 mSv 150,000 tons n/a Coal Q2 1.25 mil tons 3.5 mil tons 150,000 tons 0.5 mSv 300,000 tons Health impairments Coal Q3 1.875 mil tons 5.25 mil tons 225,000 tons .75 mSv 450,000 tons Worker fatalities Coal Q4 2.5 mil tons 7 mil tons 300,000 tons 1 mSv 600,000 tons Fire Destruction Nuclear Q1 18,750coal / 7.5 uranium tons 52,500 tons 0 tons 0.025 mSv 62.5 tons n/a Nuclear Q2 37,500 coal 15 uranium tons 105,000 tons 0 tons 0.005 mSv 125 tons n/a Nuclear Q3 56,250 coal / 22.5 uranium tons 157,500 tons 0 tons 0.0075 mSv 187.5 tons Minor Emissions
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Nuclear Q4 75,000 coal / 30 uranium tons 10,000 tons 0 tons 0.01 mSv 250 tons Catastrophic releases leading to fatalities and environmental contaminations Energy Sources Purpose The purpose of this lab is to see whether nuclear power or fossil fuels are the safer option for environmental sustainability. The purpose of this lab is important because the world will need to know how to protect the environment while also giving electricity to society. Introduction Electricity today is mostly used by non-renewable energy such as coal and nuclear power. Nuclear power is "derived from energy that is released when relatively large atoms are split in a series of controlled nuclear reactions. The resulting heat is used to boil water which drives a steam turbine to generate electricity. The process of splitting an atom is known as nuclear fission" ( (December 12, 2008) Opportunitities and Challenges for Nuclear Energy ). Coal energy makes electricity by mixing the coal " with air so that it can burn. When it burns, the chemical reaction bonds together carbon from
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