How Does Nuclear Make Electricity?


Nuclear power plants are fuelled by uranium and an interaction between two types of uranium and a form of plutonium creates a chain reaction, which can be harnessed to generate electricity. Nuclear fission is the process by which nuclear power plants produce electricity. The nuclear reaction generates heat, which is used to boil water and create steam to drive a turbine which generates electricity.
Q&A Related to "How Does Nuclear Make Electricity"
1. Enrich naturally occurring uranium 235 (U-235) U-235 is a slightly radioactive element that is fairly common. It contains a small amount (0.7% of another form of uranium, the isotope
First it is converted to heat. This will then usually drive some variation of a steam engine.
( ′nü·klē·ər i¦lek·trik ′pau̇·ər ′jen·ə′rā·shən ) (electricity) Large-scale
Nuclear reaction of fissionable material generates heat Heat heats pressurized-water, heavy water or liquid metal Heated liquid heats water to create steam Steam drives turbines Turbines
Explore this Topic
Nuclear electricity is energy created by a controlled chain reaction of very heavy nuclei that are capable of nuclear fission such as Uranium 235. Nuclear reactors ...
Electricity from nuclear power is normally harnessed in nuclear power plants which are fuelled by uranium. In the nuclear power plants, there is normally an interaction ...
Electricity is generated by nuclear reactors in nuclear power plants. About 17% of the world�s electricity is generated by nuclear power plants. Nuclear ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014