Reactor Waste

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Assuming a Light Water Reactor, what would be the decay energy of the fission products of the reactor's nuclear waste and it's thermal yield?

What I am getting at is that instead of just storing the waste, i want to know how much electricity the waste emits.

I have very little information to help me go forward..and I was wondering if anyone out there can help me or point me in the right direction....
 

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malawi_glenn
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I had never heard of nuclear waste emitting electricity.

It would be good if this thread could be moved to the nuclear engineering subfourm.
 
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well I'll reword it then, find the thermal yield so i can find the thermal decay and in the end calculate how much electricity it produces and as for where the thread belongs, it in-fact belongs in both places because it couples both physics and engineering together.
 
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vanesch
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I locked this thread, as a very similar one has been started in nuclear engineering.
 

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