Light water may refer to:
- Water, especially
- water that is not heavy water
- water used as coolant in a light water reactor
- Deuterium-depleted water, water that is lighter than normal water
Other articles related to "light, light water, water":
7 August "First Concrete" pouring at the construction site of the light-water nuclear power plants being built by the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization under the 1994 Agreed Framework ... in return for the construction of two safer light water nuclear power reactors and oil shipments from the US ... the US has not kept to its side of the Agreed Framework, as the construction of the light water reactors - due to be completed in 2003 - is now years behind schedule ...
... The combination of these effects allows light water reactors to use low-enriched uranium ... Heavy water reactors and graphite-moderated reactors can even use natural uranium as these moderators have much lower neutron capture cross sections than ... Also, when the moderator is also a circulating coolant (light water or heavy water), boiling of the coolant will reduce the moderator density and provide negative feedback (a ...
... of their superior fuel economy compared to light water reactors ... by nearly two orders of magnitude compared to traditional once-through light water reactors, which extract less than 1% of the energy ... After the spent nuclear fuel is removed from a light water reactor, after 1000 to 100,000 years, these transuranics would make most of the radioactivity ...
... The Reduced-Moderation Water Reactor (RMWR), also referred to as the Resource-renewable BWR, is a proposed type of light water moderated nuclear power reactor ... The RMWR concept builds upon the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor and is under active development in theoretical studies, particularly in Japan ... In contrast to regular light water reactors and in order to achieve a harder neutron spectrum, which is optimal for breeding purposes, the RMWR uses hexagonal fuel ...
... The light water reactor also uses ordinary water to keep the reactor cooled ... The cooling source, light water, is circulated past the reactor core to absorb the heat that it generates ... systems employ a cooling system that is physically separate from the water that will be boiled to produce pressurized steam for the turbines, like the pressurized water reactor ...
Famous quotes containing the words water and/or light:
“The senseless drowned
Have faces nobody would care to see,
But water loves those gradual erasures
Of flesh and shoreline, greenery and glass,”
—Howard Moss (b. 1922)
“The food of thy soul is light and space; feed it then on light and space. But the food of thy body is champagne and oysters; feed it then on champagne and oysters; and so shall it merit a joyful resurrection, if there is any to be.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)