What is nuclear reaction used in nuclear power plants?
What is Strontium used for in your nuclear power plants and what purpose does it serve in Chinese Drywall?
Strontium serves no purpose in nuclear power plants. It is, however, a by-product of the fission of U-235, which is the reaction that produces power in a nuclear power plant. Drywall made in China was reported in early 2009 to have trace amounts of strontium sulfide in it. This strontium sulfide is most likely a contaminant of the gypsum used in the making of the drywall.
Mass is converted to energy when nuclei rearrange themselves from a form with extra nuclear binding energy to a form with less nuclear binding energy. This is true whether the reaction is nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, or nuclear decay. This energy appears mostly as heat. In nuclear power plants this energy must be converted to a usable form, usually electricity. Most plants use the heat to make steam (just as in fossil fueled plants) to…
Nuclear power plants convert nuclear energy to electrical.sometimes it can be used to enrich radioactive nuclei which can later used in missile warheads. But using thorium as a source of nuclear power we can't enrich nuclei but we can use for electrical power generation which might have more energy than former
United States nuclear power plants do not use graphite for operation and thus the answer is "none". Graphite is used in some reactor designs as a "moderator", which is the reactor feature that slows down neutrons so that the chain reaction will continue. US nuclear plants are "light water reactors" which means that they use regular water as the moderator. Canadian plants, for example, are "heavy water" plants which use duterium as a moderator. Chernobyl…
Yes. Currently, there are five nuclear power plants operating commercially in Pennsylvania to produce electricity. The use of power in a state is not restricted to power from generating plants within that state, so there is probably power from nuclear plants outside Pennsylvania being used there, and there is probably electricity generated in Pennsylvania that is used outside that state. But certainly, most of the electricity generated by the plants in Pennsylvania is used there.