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Fission energy

by briteliner
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briteliner
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Nov23-08, 09:39 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a particular nuclear power reactor operates at 1000MWe (megawatts electric) with an overall efficiency in converting fission energy to electrical energy of 30%. what mass of 235 U must fission in order for the power plant to operate for (a)one day, (b)one year?(c) if the energy were provided by burning coal instead of 235 U what would be the answers for a and b? (burning coal produces approximately 3.15x10^7 J/kg

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Nov24-08, 01:53 AM
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You must show some attempt to solution ...

hint: What is the energy relased in ONE U235 fission?


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