NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS:
The rapid increase in industry and living standard of the people has resulted in a huge demand of electrical energy. Fossil fuels which are the main sources of energy all over the world are exhaustible and depleting at a very rapid rate. In contrast to these conventional sources, nuclear power appears as a long term.
Nuclear power is the large amount of energy that can be released from a small mass of active material. Complete fission of 1Kg of uranium contains the energy equivalent to 3100 tons of coal or 1700 tons of oil.
The nuclear power engineering is specially connected with variation of nucleons(protons and neutrons) in nucleus. Before the study of nuclear power it is essential to understand some basic phenomenon these are below:
Nuclear Power Plants In India
- Tarapur power plant (1400MW)
- Rawatbhata power plant (1180MW)
- Kalpakkam power plant (440MW)
- Narora power plant (440MW)
- Kakrapar power plant (440MW)
- Kaiga nuclear power plant (880MW)