A nuclear power plant uses thermal energy from a nuclear reactor to produce steam and drive a turbine/generator, and often has a capacity of more than 1000MWe from one reactor. I don't think there are any thermoelectric power plants, but small arrays of thermocouple devices are sometimes used to produce small amounts of power for instruments, usually in space vehicles with a radioactive source providing the thermal input.
It is a nuclear reactor designed to use nuclear fission to produce electricity or process heat.
A nuclear reactor is the device that converts binding energy into heat. A nuclear power plant uses a nuclear reactor to generate electricity.
A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station. The heat source is nuclear reactor. Its main point is to produce electricity.
Up to 1500MWe per reactor
Usually to provide thermal power in order to produce electricity, sometimes to produce radioisotopes
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There is a small reactor at Sydney used to produce radioisotopes. No power reactors.
It seems to be a common misconception that nuclear power is some unique type of power, but a nuclear reactor is just another means by which to produce electricity.
A nuclear reactor contains a nuclear reaction, provides support for the control mechanisms for the reaction, and provides for the transfer of heat to machinery that will use it to produce electric power.
The advantages of using a nuclear fission reactor include: they do not produce greenhouse gases, they do not require importation of oil from the middle east, they produce a lot of power, they work equally well in the day or night, unlike solar power.
Canada has 7 nuclear power stations (some with more than one reactor) which produce about 15% of Canada's electrical power.
simply, the nuclear reactor is the source of heat (or steam) for the nuclear power plant.
The mass of uranium needed for a nuclear power reactor depend on the type and the power of this reactor. For a medium size reactor - 100 t.
Because in a nuclear power reactor uranium is burnt to produce energy.
Do you mean how much power does it produce? None are working as yet.
The heart of a nuclear power plant is the nuclear reactor.
a nuclear reactor converts binding energy into heat. a nuclear power plant uses a nuclear reactor to generate electricity.
They both produce steam to drive turbines which in turn produce electricity.
nuclear power plantnuclear battery (SNAP thermoelectric power source for space vehicles)
Nuclear fission takes place in the nuclear fuel rods that are placed in the reactor core that is situated in the reactor pressure vessel. The reactor pressure vessel is usually situated inside the reactor containment.
Depending on: - the type of the nuclear reactor - the electrical power of the nuclear reactor - the type of the nuclear fuel - the enrichment of uranium - the estimated burnup of the nuclear fuel etc.
The first ever nuclear reactor was demonstrated in 1942, but this did not produce any useful output. Power reactors were developed in the mid 1950's
the reactor accident at the chernobyl nuclear power plant.
That depends on the power rating of the reactor.