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Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Power Plant Turbine and Generator Spinning turbine blades and generator Boiling water Steam
Nuclear Energy Powers 1 in 5 U.S. Homes and Businesses
Uranium Is Mined and Refined
Uranium Ore Uranium hexafluoride Gas Solid
Enrichment Concentrates the Uranium Isotope
Uranium Is Encased in Solid Ceramic Pellets
Fuel Rods Filled With Pellets Are Grouped Into Fuel Assemblies
Nuclear Energy Comes From Fission Uranium atom Neutrons Spit atoms
Heat Splitting Atoms Releases Neutrons, Making Heat Neutrons
Heat Produces Steam, Generating Electricity Heat Steam produced Steam Turbine Generator Electricity
Controlling the Chain Reaction Control rods Fuel Assemblies Withdraw control rods, reaction increases Insert control rods, reaction decreases
Boiling Water Reactor
Steam Pressurized Water Reactor
Safety Is Engineered Into Reactor Designs Containment Vessel 1.5-inch thick steel Shield Building Wall 3 foot thick reinforced concrete Dry Well Wall 5 foot thick reinforced concrete Bio Shield 4 foot thick leaded concrete with 1.5-inch thick steel lining inside and out Reactor Vessel 4 to 8 inches thick steel Reactor Fuel Weir Wall 1.5 foot thick concrete
Nonrenewable Energy Nuclear Energy. Nuclear energy- released by a nuclear fission or fusion reaction. –Nuclear force 1,000,000 times stronger than chemical.
Environmental Science Chapter 11 Notes #2. Review Nonrenewable resources Renewable Resources Fossil Fuels The energy of fossil fuels is most commonly.
Nuclear Power Turkey Point Power Plant Process. Turkey Point Power Plant Built on 12, 700 acres in Homestead Opened in 1972 Cost to build both reactors.
Nuclear Power. Source: Uranium-235 Process: – An unstable uranium nucleus is bombarded with a neutron and splits into two smaller nuclei and some neutrons.
The Harnessed Atom Lesson Six Atoms to Electricity.
NUCLEAR FUSION & NUCLEAR FISSION Noadswood Science, 2012.
Miss Nelson SCIENCE ~ CHAPTER 12 ENERGY AND MATERIAL RESOURCES.
Section 3. Inside the nucleus of the atom contains protons and neutrons. Nuclear reactions involves tremendous amounts of energy. Two types of nuclear.
Nuclear Energy Targets: Explain how the nuclear fuel cycle relates to the true cost of nuclear energy and the disposal of nuclear waste. Describe the issues.
Non-renewable Energy Source. Non-renewable Sources Non-renewable energy source: An energy source that either cannot be renewed, or that takes millions.
Nuclear Power Plants Eric Schauwecker. How It Works 1.Control rods are inserted into uranium bundle 2.Heated uranium bundle produces steam 3.Steam drives.
Nuclear Power What is nuclear energy? Power plants use heat to produce electricity. Nuclear energy produces electricity from heat through a process called.
A nuclear reactor produces and controls the release of energy from splitting the atoms of certain elements. In a nuclear power reactor, the energy released.
THE FUTURE OF FUKUSHIMA CHAPTER 23 NUCLEAR POWER Can nuclear energy overcome its bad rep?
Making Electricity. A generator takes mechanical energy (movement) and turns it into electrical energy. A generator makes electricity by turning a.
Uranium Keith Becker Grace Amico Bryan Park. Basics Heaviest of all naturally occurring elements. Metal substance that is easily fissionable. Found in.
How they work and what happened at Fukushima Daiichi Plant.
19.6 Nuclear energy Fission=splitting a heavy nucleus into 2 with smaller mass numbers. Causing an unstable nucleus. Fusion=combining 2 light nuclei to.
Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out?
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