Essays Tagged: "Enriched uranium"

The Threat of Nuclear Smuggling

DefenseCouncil in Washington, D.C., estimates that a bombrequires between three and 25 kilograms of enricheduranium or between one and eight kilograms of plutonium.A Kilogram of plutonium occupies abo ... ll include weapons-grade alloys.In March 1993, according to a report from Istanbul,six kilograms of enriched uranium entered Turkey throughthe Aralik border gate in Kars Province. Althoughconfirmation ...

(2 pages) 131 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Nuclear energy.

ther types of uranium including 235. The power in Uranium 235 is unbelievable, if a pound of highly enriched uranium 235 was to be used in a nuclear submarine or aircraft carrier to power it, the amou ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

The seperation of Uranium

Australia at present.2. ConversionBecause uranium needs to be in the form of a gas before it can be enriched, the U308 is converted into the gas uranium hexafluoride (UF6) at a conversion plant in Eur ... ined (heated strongly) to produce pure UO3.3. EnrichmentMost nuclear reactors require uranium to be enriched from its natural isotopic composition of 0.7% U-235 (most of the rest being U-238) to 3.5-4 ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Pros/Cons, advantages/disadvantages of nuclear energy/fossil fuels.

lthough that was the kind of Uranium that was used in plants in the past, most plants currently use enriched uranium, which has a much higher composition of the isotope uranium-235, making the plant m ...

(4 pages) 103 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Uranium

and precipitated as uranium oxide (U308) concentrate. Secondly it is converted into a gas and then enriched. Then it is transported to a fuel fabrication plant where it is converted to uranium dioxid ... or a reactor with an output of 1,000 megawatts (MWe), the core would contain about 75 tonnes of low-enriched uranium. In the reactor core the U-235 isotope fissions or splits, producing heat in a cont ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Iran : A Greater Threat than North Korea

In mid 2002, the opposition based group revealed the existence of two enrichment facilities such as uranium facility at Natanz and a heavy water production at ArakThese two facilities along with the d ... atanz and a heavy water production at ArakThese two facilities along with the domestic resources of uranium would contribute strongly to nuclear fuel cycle in Iran. In February 2003, the International ...

(1 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The separation process of uranium from the compound uranium hexafluoride

lso have much less material held up in the machine at any time, unlike gaseous diffusion plants.Low-enriched uranium (LEU), Highly enriched uranium (HEU) and Depleted uranium (DU) are three types of p ... ched uranium (HEU) and Depleted uranium (DU) are three types of products of uranium enrichment. Low-enriched uranium is used in commercial light water reactors (LWR), the most prevalent power reactors ...

(3 pages) 1052 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry