Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Power Plants How do nuclear power plants work? Kashyap Vyas By Kashyap Vyas November 16, 2019
It has always been an enigma and complete and utter insanity to me why you would want to build a $10-12BN+ highly toxic and polluting for hundreds of thousands of years, extremely dangerous and hazardous Nuclear Plant just to ‘boil water’ for steam power BEFORE YOU RESEARCHED AND FULLY DEVELOPED A METHOD OF “SPENT FUEL” MANAGEMENT??!! Except that the world has been so poisoned by radioactivity that the ‘brain no longer functions properly’ and “survival” has become an afterthought and a silly, whimsical idea anymore.. WTF!! WTF??
Nuclear power plants have risen in numbers over the years. There are over 400nuclear power plants across the world as of 2019. Currently, more than 14% of the world’s electricity comes from nuclear power plants.
The simple answer is by nuclear reaction. However, if you dig a little deeper, you will uncover a set of complex processes that enable us to harvest energy from nuclear particles.
And in this guide, we will be thorough!
Nuclear reactions are of two types – Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion. We use Nuclear Fission to generate power from nuclear reactors. The reason why we don’t use nuclear fusion is that we don’t have the technology that’s mature enough to carry out the process safely and cost-effectively.