boiling water reactor


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Noun1.boiling water reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the water boils in the reactor core and the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
water-cooled reactor - nuclear reactor using water as a coolant
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Siedewasserreaktor
réacteur à eau bouillante
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Among them, it has participated in all of Japan's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) projects-four ABWRs are already operational and three are under construction.
The research, conducted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley will study using Transuranium Elements (TRUs) as fuel, and the development of Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactors (RBWRs) that enable the effective use of uranium resources.
A senior official with Russia's state atomic energy corporation Rosatom said in November that Hitachi-proposed advanced boiling water reactors have not been tested outside Japan and could be extremely dangerous.
Five of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi 1 site are General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactors.
Photo: Schematic of one boiling water reactor and its containment.
GEH is a leading designer of advanced boiling water reactor (BWR) technology and services worldwide while Fluor is a leading engineering and construction company that has provided the global nuclear industry with design and construction support for 23 reactors.
Horizon, which was bought by Hitachi of Japan in November 2012, plans to build between four and six Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWRs) in the UK at its sites at Wylfa and Oldbury, Gloucestershire.
The commission has certified three other standard reactor designs: the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor, System 80+, and AP600.
The designs of GEH being considered are Generation III+ Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR), GEH's newest reactor design which offers the world's most advanced passive safety systems, and GEH's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR), the world's only commercially proven Generation III reactor model.
To generate electrical power, these nuclear reactors use a boiling water system, known as a boiling water reactor.
According to the terms of the contract, the group jointly will pursue engineering, procurement, construction and operations of the plants using Toshiba's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR).
While there is no doubt that Sam Untermyer and Walter Zinn were responsible for the invention of the boiling water reactor, the article does not do justice to the hundreds of world scientists, engineers, and operating personnel who evolved the 5 MWe natural circulation at Vallecitos into 1,400 MWe advanced boiling water reactors.