Nuclear reactor

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This presentation is intended for a class discussion on the aspects of nuclear reactors, their parts and functions , their safety and effects in terms of fallouts.

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Nuclear reactor

  1. 1. Reactor type Main Countries Number GWe Fuel Coolant Moderator Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) US, France, Japa n, Russia, China 271 270.4 enriched UO2 water water Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) US, Japan, Sweden 84 81.2 enriched UO2 water water Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor 'CANDU' (PHWR) Canada 48 27.1 natural UO2 heavy water heavy water Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR & Magnox) UK 17 9.6 natural U (metal), enriched UO2 CO2 graphite Light Water Graphite Reactor (RBMK) Russia 11 10.4 enriched UO2 water graphite Fast Neutron Reactor (FBR) Russia 1 0.6 PuO2 and UO2 liquid sodium none Other Russia 4 0.04 enriched UO2 water graphite TOTAL 436 399.3 Nuclear power plants in commercial operation GWe = capacity in thousands of megawatts (gross)

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