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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 3-4 Power Plant Condensation The water used to cool the condenser is slightly warmer after use. For this reason, a cooling tower is sometimes used to prevent a harmful temperature rise in the water supply. A cooling tower is a large heat exchanger. This heat is carried up the stack and is visible as water vapor. Cooling towers are used at many large nuclear as well as non-nuclear power plants. Because cooling towers are part of a nonradioactive
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Unformatted text preview: system, no radioactive material is released from them. Cooling Towers Nuclear Reactors The source of heat in a nuclear power plant is the reactor core . A nuclear reactor generates heat through a controlled nuclear reaction. The commercial nuclear reactors used today splits uranium atoms to produce heat....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa1 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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