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Answer in Detail What Are the Various Components of a Nuclear Power Plant? - Chemistry

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What are the various components of a nuclear power plant?

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Nuclear power plant has the enlisted components.

  1. Fuel: Uranium – 235 or plutonium – 239 which undergo fission easily are used as fuels.
  2. Moderator: Heavy water or rods of graphite are used as moderators. The controlling rods made of cadmium or boron steel are used to regulate the number of neutrons in the reactor.
  3. Coolant: As a great amount of heat is released during this process, a coolant is also required. Liquid sodium and heavy water are generally used as coolants.
Concept: Nucleus and Extra Nuclear Parts
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