Essays Tagged: "nuclear reactors"

Paradox, speaks of the danger of mechanisms and improved materials

h as lead and asbestos that have and can lead to such casualties. But most of all, it is the use of nuclear reactors to generate power that has caused the destruction of lives.First, although a microw ... n the first place.The main way that the human race is going to destroy itself is through the use of nuclear technology (radioactive materials). The use of nuclear weapons is one use of the nuclear tec ...

(7 pages) 92 1 4.9 Oct/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Nuclear Power

Nuclear PowerProducing energy from a nuclear power plant is very complicated. The process of nuclear ... and the transfer of heat to electricity in power plants.The process of splitting the atom is called nuclear fission. Fission can take place in many different kinds of atoms. This explanation uses Uran ... many different kinds of atoms. This explanation uses Uranium - 235, the atom most commonly used in nuclear reactors. The Uranium atom has many protons, thus making it unstable. Since the nucleus of t ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.6 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Chernobyl, an environmental issue as well as a severe health issue for people

I have chosen for this term paper is "Ex-Soviet Bloc's Environmental Crisis, Issue C. #2 Upgrading nuclear reactors to meet international standards. I have chosen this topic because nuclear power is ... power is not only an environmental issue but also a severe health issue for the citizens around the nuclear site and also for the rest of the country and world because of food products that could be g ...

(7 pages) 117 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power -- Con.Since the days of Franklin and his kite flying experiments, electricity has bee ... his kite flying experiments, electricity has been a topic of interest for many people and nations. Nuclear power has been a great advance in the field of electrical production in the last fifty years ... ply. However with the wealth of safer alternative sources of electricity, the dangers involved with nuclear reactors to humans (ie. cancer) and past disasters such as Chernobyl there are well based re ...

(8 pages) 159 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Chernobyl

I have chosen for this term paper is "Ex-Soviet Bloc's Environmental Crisis, Issue C. #2 Upgrading nuclear reactors to meet international standards. I have chosen this topic because nuclear power is ... power is not only an environmental issue but also a severe health issue for the citizens around the nuclear site and also for the rest of the country and world because of food products that could be g ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear Power -- Con.

Nuclear Power -- Con.Since the days of Franklin and his kite flying experiments, electricity has bee ... his kite flying experiments, electricity has been a topic of interest for many people and nations. Nuclear power has been a great advance in the field of electrical production in the last fifty years ... ply. However with the wealth of safer alternative sources of electricity, the dangers involved with nuclear reactors to humans (ie. cancer) and past disasters such as Chernobyl there are well based re ...

(8 pages) 85 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The world 100 years from now

ld be the algae, and the predominant source of food would be fish. Most of the power would com from nuclear reactors. There would be no countries, as the U.S would be the only country which would have ...

(2 pages) 115 1 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Pros and Cons of Storing Nuclear Waste at the Yucca Mountains.

Should Yucca Mountain be used to store nuclear waste?With the imminent license renewal of the majority of US nuclear power plants and th ... insistence of the Bush administration to build additional plants, the need for long-term storage of nuclear waste is greater than ever. Current estimates have the nation's 103 nuclear reactors produc ... ely filled, the Department of Energy has chosen the Yucca Mountains as the permanent repository for nuclear waste. A seemingly ideal location, Yucca Mountain is 100 miles outside of Las Vegas, with t ...

(4 pages) 85 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Ge studies.

laundry equipment), lighting, electric distribution and control equipment, generators and turbines, nuclear reactors, medical imaging equipment, and plastics.Its financial arm, which includes commerci ...

(3 pages) 186 0 4.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Waste, Radiation, and Danger; The Hanford Nuclear Power Plants.

Waste, Radiation, and Danger; The Hanford Nuclear Power PlantsAre nuclear power plants dangerous? In a word, yes, and Hanford is one of the ol ... one of the oldest ones around, producing radiation since 1944. Radioactive materials emitted from a nuclear power plant, such as Hanford, can injure living tissue, and a high enough dose can kill. The ... yl will not be forgotten, and cannot because the evidence is still there. The harmful elements that nuclear reactors contain are numerous, and are potentially a source of energy for catastrophe. The w ...

(4 pages) 74 0 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Environmental, Social and Ethical Consequences of mining,processing and using Uranium

and other organisms from their habitats. Also the uranium mines and their processing operations in nuclear reactors produce sandy wastes called tailings. These contain several radioactive elements, i ... gh complex milling processes to extract it from pitchblende and other ores before it can be sold to nuclear reactors, in a form known as yellow cake (with the chemical symbol U3O8). First, pitchblende ...

(4 pages) 77 2 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear power: Advatages and disadvatages, also a short history of nuclear technology.

Nuclear reactors are a great achievement in the human race. Reactors where originally used for resea ... great achievement in the human race. Reactors where originally used for research into the world of nuclear energy. The first reactor was built and sustained by the Italian scientist Enrico Fermi, at ... ely). After Mr. Fermi won the Nobel Prize, he went on to Los Alamos, New Mexico to create the first nuclear bomb. There are many advantages as well as disadvantages. The most obvious advantage is that ...

(3 pages) 130 0 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Niobium's use in Nuclear Reactors

to chemical attack, and a low neutron absorption cross-section. All of this promotes its use in the nuclear industry, especially in control rods of nuclear reactors. The prices of niobium are reasonab ... to avoid market perception of a monopoly situation (Winter). Thus, niobium acts as a key element in nuclear fission reactors, due to its enormous strength, high melting point, resistance to corrosive ...

(4 pages) 18 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Retort--A Classical Argument

ngthen the body's immunity to radioactivity, may become a common item on one's shopping list if the nuclear power market continues to expand. The number of nuclear reactors being established is slowly ... lear reactors being established is slowly rising. As this number rises, so too does the chance of a nuclear meltdown. Discontinued construction of additional reactors will keep risks minimal. Nuclear ...

(2 pages) 26 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear Power

Nuclear PowerNuclear energy is the most powerful kind of energy in the world. Nuclear power can come ... thorium or the fusion of hydrogen into helium. One fifth of the world's electricity is produced by nuclear power plants. The U.S is the current top nuclear generating country. A large plant can gener ... op nuclear generating country. A large plant can generate about a million kilowatts of electricity. Nuclear power shows much potential for the future. The only problem that working with nuclear power ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Toxic waste

inating it. There are numerous kinds of toxic wastes. Some of the important ones are radioactive or nuclear wastes, pesticides, heavy metals.Radioactive or nuclear waste is waste material containing r ... radioactive chemical elements which does not have a practical purpose. It is often the product of a nuclear processes generated from the processing of fuel for nuclear reactors or nuclear weapons. The ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

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

Much of the worlds energy is produced from Uranium. This energy is commonly referred to as "nuclear energy" because uranium reacts in nuclear reactors to form heat. When fossil fuels are used ... just simply burned instead of reacted, so they create only mediocre amounts of heat for the plant. Nuclear power is responsible fore over 11% of the worlds energy, without the enormous amounts of coa ...

(4 pages) 103 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Jesse Ernest Wilkins Jr.

He was a physicist, mathematician, and nuclear/chemical engineer. He was also known as child prodigy and was accepted into the University o ... papers in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, optics and optical optimization problems, and nuclear engineering. He also wrote 22 unpublished reports for the Atomic Energy Commission. His nucl ... mission. His nuclear engineering led to publications on the design, operation, and heat transfer of nuclear reactors. The thing he is probably best known for his Research on Radiation Shielding. He co ...

(1 pages) 1368 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

NUCLEAR BRIEFING Describe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. What went wrong and what are the implications of the accident?

NUCLEAR BRIEFINGDescribe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. W ... t are the implications of the accident?On 26th April 1986, what was described as "The world's worst nuclear disaster" occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. 190 tons of highly r ... atmosphere. The result was an international ecological disaster and as such the issue of safety in nuclear reactors like that at Chernobyl needs to be addressed and the dangers assessed.The staffs at ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nuclear Reactors

A nuclear reactor is a device that can manage a self-sustaining series of nuclear-fission reactions. N ... a nucleus splits into two smaller pieces. A large amount of energy is released in this process.In a nuclear reactor the chain reaction is maintained at a steady pace. The rate of this chain reaction i ... this chain reaction is controlled by materials, usually in the form of rods that take in neutrons. Nuclear reactors are designed so they can't blow up like atomic bombs. Control rods made of boron ar ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology