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1 Lecture 5: Nuclear Chemistry Part II Reading: 24.6-24.7
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This week and next week Go to lecture, lab, recitation. Get prepared for lab. Read the lab, read lab reading assignment. Be appropriately dressed. Exam #1 – September 19 th at 8:00 PM in Elliot Hall Covers Lectures 1-6 Dr. Towns help page on Blackboard
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3 Nuclear Chemistry – Remember this one?
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4 Let’s Talk Numbers Fossil Fuels – 11.6 TW Nuclear – 0.8 TW Biomass – 1.1 TW In the year 2001-2002, the world used approximately 13.5 TW of Energy. How did we do it?
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5 In the Future… By 2050, we will need ~27 TW, and by 2100, we will need ~43 TW. Here’s the current situation: 40-80 years of oil reserves left 50-150 years of oil left 60-160 years of natural gas left 207-590 years of gas resources 1,000-2,000 years of coal, shale, and tar sands left Technically, we have enough resources to spend 25-30 TW per year for 7 centuries. If we use all of this, what happens to our CO 2 level? The solution? Carbon-Neutral Fuels, including Nuclear Nocera and Lewis, PNAS , 2006, 15729.
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6 Generating Electricity - Combustion
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7 Generating Electricity
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8 A Boiling Water Nuclear Power Reactor
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9 A Boiling Water Nuclear Power Reactor Coolant Control rods Supporting structure Pressure vessel Shielding/containment Fuel Assemblies Moderator
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Fuel Assembly Contains fuel rods - enriched 235 U (3-4%) as UO 2 pellets Packed into a pressurized tube with He and springs Has rings on the sides of the pellets for heat transfer
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11 Fuel Assemblies
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