Question: a 1000mwe powerplant is to be run with coal or...
A 1000MWe powerplant is to be run with coal or U235. Assume the efficiency of the coal plant is 38% and the nuclear plant is 32%. Further assume the coal has a heating value of 13,000 BTU/lbm of coal. Use the fission of U235 produces 200MeV.
- What is the mass converted to energy in each case?
- What is the mass of fuel consumed in one year?
- What is the mass of waste products produce in 1 year?
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