Nuclear Power Plant

siennatearfulUrban and Civil

Nov 25, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Nuclear

Power Plants

Nuclear Power Plant

Turbine and Generator


Spinning
turbine blades
and generator

Boiling water

Steam

Nuclear Energy Powers

1 in 5 U.S. Homes and
Businesses


Uranium Is Mined and Refined

Uranium Ore


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hexafluoride


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Enrichment Concentrates
the Uranium Isotope



Uranium Is Encased in Solid
Ceramic Pellets



Fuel Rods Filled With Pellets Are
Grouped Into Fuel Assemblies


Nuclear Energy Comes

From Fission


Uranium atom

Neutrons

Spit atoms

Heat

Splitting Atoms Releases
Neutrons, Making Heat

Neutrons

Heat Produces Steam,
Generating Electricity


Heat

Steam
produced

Steam

Turbine

Generator

Electricity

Controlling the Chain Reaction


Control rods

Fuel

Assemblies

Withdraw control rods,

reaction increases

Insert control rods,

reaction decreases

Boiling Water Reactor


Steam

Pressurized Water Reactor

Safety Is Engineered Into
Reactor Designs


Containment Vessel

1.5
-
inch thick steel



Shield Building Wall

3 foot thick reinforced concrete


Dry Well Wall

5 foot thick reinforced concrete


Bio Shield

4 foot thick leaded concrete with

1.5
-
inch thick steel lining inside and out


Reactor Vessel

4 to 8 inches thick steel


Reactor Fuel


Weir Wall

1.5 foot thick concrete