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CONCLUSIONS A nuclear reactor is a device in which nuclear chain reactions are initiated, controlled, and sustained at a steady rate Conventional thermal power plants all have a fuel source to provide heat. . For a nuclear power plant, this heat is provided by nuclear fission inside the nuclear reactor. There are a lot of types of Nuclear reactors classified according to type of nuclear reaction , moderator material , coolant , generation and phase of fuel Basically the operation of any nuclear plant can be described as follows :- There is a lot of models of nuclear reactors used but the most two common models used are The Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR ) and The Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) . Uranium is the basic fuel for most nuclear reactors since its activity period is shorter than that of plutonium. Advantages Of Using Nuclear Energy Nuclear power costs about the same as coal, so it's not expensive to make.
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Unformatted text preview: • Does not produce smoke or carbon dioxide, so it does not contribute to the greenhouse effect. • Produces huge amounts of energy from small amounts of fuel. • Produces small amounts of waste. • Nuclear power is reliable • Reduction of dependence on oil Disadvantages Of Using Nuclear Energy • Although not much waste is produced, it is very, very dangerous. • It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. • Nuclear power is reliable, but a lot of money has to be spent on safety , if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster. people are increasingly concerned about this - in the 1990's nuclear power was the fastest-growing source of power in much of the world. Now, in 2008 it's the second slowest-growing....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COMMUNICAT ee526 taught by Professor Mousamousa during the Spring '09 term at Alexandria University.

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