what are some processes involved in a nuclear power station?

What are some of the processes in a nuclear power station?

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7 Responses to “what are some processes involved in a nuclear power station?”

  1. Im always right said:

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  2. iam2inthis said:

    nuclear fission, evaporation, condensation, see the graphic and article for more

  3. RIK_UK said:

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  4. ChaoRingmeister said:

    There are many different types of nuclear fission reactors. All of them work on a similar principle.

    The nuclear fission generates a lot of heat, we use a coolant that absorbs and transports the heat, this is isolated from the outside world. The heated coolant then passes through a heat exchanger to a second stage coolant, which when heated will drive a turbine and generate electricity conventionally.

    The fission reaction is controlled by using boron (or similar) to prevent a chain reaction. All of this is is contained within an isolated environment to prevent the escape of alpha and beta radiation.

  5. Chandramohan P.R said:

    Nuclear material at critical mass generates lot of heat.This heat is transfered to water,steam is porduced which drives a turbine.Turbine drives generator which produce electricity.
    To control or shut of the process,cadmium/boron rods are used. Lot of safety arrangement is required to keep radiation getting out from the plant.Very thick matalic container,6 to 8 foot tick concreate shell are used for safety reasons around the reactor vessal.

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