Essays Tagged: "Nuclear fuel"

Nuclear Waste Management

good goodNuclear Waste managementNuclear energy harnesses the energy released during the splitting or fusing ... is most often used to convert water to steam, turning turbines, and generating electricity.However, nuclear energy also has many disadvantages. An event that demonstrated this was the terrible inciden ... ated this was the terrible incident at Chernobyl'. Here on April 26, 1986, one of the reactors of a nuclear power plant went out of control and caused the world's worst known reactor disaster to date. ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.0 Dec/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The seperation of Uranium

evaporation. The solution is then calcined (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 ... are then sealed and assembled in clusters to form assemblies (see right) for use in the core of the nuclear reactor.25 tonnes of fresh fuel is required each year by a 1000 MWe reactor.5. The nuclear r ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear energy : Pro- Cons.

triving for renewable energy resources, the most promising alternate source of energy is the use of nuclear fusion on the power plants. Nuclear technology is not a newly discovered invention, in fact, ... not a newly discovered invention, in fact, it was found by Albert Einstein in 1941. Now, the use of nuclear as a power source have been utilized as keen as possible, In the United States, nuclear powe ...

(5 pages) 230 2 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Chernobyl: nuclear melt down- parties responsible.

"Nuclear Power stations are like stars that shine all day long,' declared one senior Soviet scientist ... time when the Soviet Union carried out a widespread reactor building programme. It was a time when nuclear fuel seemed like it would be cheaper than the more traditional oil and coal. However, people ... the more traditional oil and coal. However, people of this time never predicted the effects of this nuclear material on the environment. These lasting effects were seen when reactor number four at the ...

(7 pages) 36 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Nuclear Reactor

The term Nuclear Reactor means an interaction between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, po ... 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 ... r 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 ...

(6 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Energy

e of the questions that have arose fairly recently due to more sophisticated technology, is: Should nuclear power be developed as a solution to Australia?s future energy needs? Several arguments sugge ... estion: Positive: Fossil fuels are rapidly diminishing.Health risks are fairly low compared to coal.Nuclear is cheaper.Negative: Nuclear has environmental risks.Nuclear weapons can be developed.Presen ...

(6 pages) 60 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


The Final Decision for The Maple Island Power Plant The Maple Island Nuclear Power Plant should be added on to for the community. As the mayor, I have deeply thought abo ...

(2 pages) 10 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The separation process of uranium from the compound uranium hexafluoride

Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) is a compound used in the uranium enrichment process to produce fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. It consists one atom of uranium combined with six atoms of flu ... anium 235-isotope only constituting about 0.711% of its weight. However for uranium to be used as a nuclear fuel, the proportion of the U-235 isotope has to be much high. In order to increase the prop ...

(3 pages) 1335 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

General facts about radioactive wastes

How can nuclear waste be managed for better future?Radiations are used in many part of the world, in the fie ... ed as weapons, produced in industries…etc. Recently, people had been discussed a lot about the nuclear energy which seems to be the best possible solution to solve the ever worsening energy crisi ... ible solution to solve the ever worsening energy crisis. But despite of all the advantages of using nuclear energy, the major drawback, the release of radiation, still cause people from supporting the ...

(6 pages) 664 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Waste and Energy

nd the exploration of energy technology and the potential for recycling the wastes that are producedNuclear WasteAny activity that produces or uses radioactive materials generates radioactive waste. M ... es involved in radioactive waste management include: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Transport ...

(9 pages) 59 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences