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According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the World Nuclear Association (WNA), nuclear energy or nuclear power is created through the fission process of atoms which result in creating heat. All types of power plants must convert heat into electricity through 

steam. For instance, some power plants may burn coal or oil to generate the necessary heat to produce steam, which eventually is used to produce electricity. However, a nuclear power plant creates this heat through the fission process of atoms. Therefore, it is the splitting of the atoms that creates the heat, which leads to steam, and eventually electricity. Additionally, it is worth noting that in nuclear power plants the material that is used for the fission process is uranium. 

When this energy is released in the form of heat, the released neutrons can replicate and repeat this process which will result in even more nuclear energy. This repeated process is called a chain reaction. Due to this chain reaction and the massive heat that is produced beyond nuclear energy’s operational output, a cooling system is required by nuclear power plants that extend to even after the main operational heat output. 

Nuclear energy is a very important part of our everyday life and for that reason it is essential. Nonetheless, the radioactive waste that is produced because of our need for nuclear energy has long lasting effects on our well-being, not to mention the environment and other living organisms long into the future. The necessity to continue the use of nuclear energy, and more importantly the storage of radioactive waste, gave birth to Greenuke Technology’s innovative and extremely compact solid-liquid separation system. To learn more click here.