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What are the various components of a nuclear power plant?
Nuclear power plant has the enlisted components.
- Fuel: Uranium – 235 or plutonium – 239 which undergo fission easily are used as fuels.
- 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.
- 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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