A Nuclear Reactor The term Nuclear Reactor means an interaction between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, possibly causing transformation of the nuclear type; includes, for example, fission, capture, elastic container. Reactor means the core and its immediate container. Nuclear Reactors are used to produce electricity . The numbers of Nuclear Reactor plants have grown sufficiently . Electricity is being generated in a number of ways, it can be generated by using Thermal Power.
As a source of energy, nuclear energy provides a safer alternative, for the production of energy for large-scale consumption. There are two different types of nuclear energy; nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Nuclear fission is the process in which a nucleus spits into two or more smaller nuclei. Nuclear fusion is the process in which two nuclei fuse together to form a larger nuclei. Nuclear reactors can become unstable creating an uncontrollable nuclear reaction.
(Wikipedia) Fusion vs. Fission is the main issue. Fusion creates larger elements such as oxygen out of helium by subjecting atoms to intense pressure and heat. Stars preform this process naturally but the earth cannot supply the pressure needed so to create a fusion reaction we as humans have to use reactors that are even hotter than what the sun needs. A f... ... middle of paper ... ... easiest way to do so is by using steam power. A steam generator will use the coolant water to create usable energy; this system is used by current reactors as well and works remarkably well.
Nuclear Energy Nuclear energy is energy produced in a nuclear reaction. This reaction can be naturally produced or can be artificially made. Both fission and fusion are examples of nuclear energy. Fission is taking a large nucleus and splitting it into smaller nuclei, the action of splitting the nucleus into smaller nuclei causes mass amounts of energy to be emitted from the reaction. Fusion amounts for mass amounts of energy produced around the world.
Lastly, the machines are summarized. Introduction Today, you hear news about nuclear power. But what is nuclear power? Well, in an atom, there is a force known as the strong nuclear force, which exists in atoms. The first way is fission, which breaks the atom apart using some method.
These isotopes are highly radioactive. The isotope catches the fast moving neutrons created by the splitting atoms, it repels the slower moving protons and electrons, then gathers the neutrons and pulls them inward. While all these atoms are flying about they smash together then split many of many times, this is when the reactor grabs and pulls in the frictional energy to be processed into electrical watts. This usually causes heat or thermal energy, this must be removed by some kind of a coolant. Most power plants use water or another type of liquid based formula.
Although the earth is always making more oil and natural gasses, some believe it is not a sustainable source of energy. The earth’s energy future cannot and will never be sustained by just one energy source. A secure energy future relies on a controversial source, nuclear reactors and an unpolished source, kinetic energy. Nuclear energy is ideal and very cost effective. As humans, we have nearly mastered the art of nuclear fission.
The pressurized water goes through many tubes in steam generators. The tubes are located close to the secondary coolant. The heat from the primary coolant is transported through the secondary coolant. This water will then be processed into steam. The steam is used to turn the blades of the turbine.
Nuclear energy can be used to make electricity. But before you can have the electricity, you need to release the energy from the atom. It can be released from atoms in one of two ways: nuclear fusion or nuclear fission. In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together. This is also how the sun produces energy.
This is called a chain reaction. Fission generates heat in a reactor, and then the heat boils water into steam. The steam turns huge turbine blades and as they turn, they drive generators that make electricity. Afterward, the steam is converted back into water and cooled in a cooling tower. The water can be used again and again.