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Handbook of Energy by Christopher G. Morris, Cutler J. Cleveland

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Section 8

Nuclear

Figures

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Figure 8.1 Nuclear fuel cycle.

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Figure 8.2 Nuclear reactor fuel assembly. Source: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Figure 8.3 Schematic diagram of boiling water nuclear reactor (BWR). In a typical commercial boiling-water reactor, (1) the core inside the reactor vessel creates heat, (2) a steam-water mixture is produced when very pure water (reactor coolant) moves upward through the core, absorbing heat, (3) the ...

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