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Nuclear energy

  1. 1. NUCLEAR ENERGY PRESENTED BY:Arundhati P Dolas Roll No. 3 Energy Management MSc-I RM & Ergo
  2. 2. Introduction Nuclear energy usually means the part of the energy of an atomic nucleus, which can be released by fusion or fission or radioactive decay.
  3. 3. Nuclear Fission Nuclear fission works by splitting the atoms apart to produce smaller atoms, and as a result energy is released. Nuclear fission is used in nuclear power plants to generate electricity through the splitting of the nuclei of uranium atoms.
  4. 4. Nuclear Fusion When atoms are joined together to form a larger atom is commonly referred to as nuclear fusion. The sun produces energy through nuclear fusion where the nuclei of hydrogen atoms are fused into helium atoms.
  5. 5. Basic principles The basic principle of operation of a nuclear power plant is based on obtaining heat energy through nuclear fission core combustible atoms. With this heat energy, which have a vapor of water, will convert into mechanical energy in a turbine, and finally convert mechanical energy into electrical energy by a generator.
  6. 6. Nuclear reactor A nuclear reactor is an installation capable of initiating, controlling and maintaining nuclear reactions (fission usually) chain occurring in the core of the facility.
  7. 7. Boiling Water Reactors (BWR)
  8. 8. Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR)
  9. 9. Liquid-Metal Fast-Breeder Reactor
  10. 10. Uses of Nuclear Energy • Food and Agriculture • Human Health • Sterilization • Generating Electricity
  11. 11. Advantages of Nuclear Energy • Produces Large Amount of Energy • 'Green' Energy • No Air Pollution • Fuel Independence
  12. 12. Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy • • • • • Radiation Nonrenewable Huge Building Cost Nuclear Power Plant Accidents Transport of Fuel and Waste

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