Chapter 1 Objectives - Chapter 1 Objectives 1 Explain the...

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1. Explain the two advantages and the two disadvantages of fission as an energy source. (Test question: Explain the two advantages and the two disadvantages of fission as an energy source.) Advantages 1. Chain reaction is self – sustaining 2. Compact, centralized energy source Disadvantages 1. Fission fragment require proper handling and shield 2. Radiation requires shielding. 2. Arrange in sequence and describe the intent of each process step of the commercial nuclear fuel cycle. (Test question: List the sequence of the process step of an open commercial nuclear fuel cycle. Describe briefly the purpose and product(s) of each step) 1. Exploration – search for ore 2. Mining – extract from ore 3. Milling – Uranium from ore – “yellow cake” 4. Processing – purify yellow cake – UF6 5. Enrichment – 235-UF6 6. Fabrication – produce fuel assemblies 7. Reactor – Energy and waster are produced 3. Explain the concept of and physical basis for recycling of nuclear fuel. Distinguish between open and closed fuel cycles.
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