NEE533 Spring99 - Lecture 24


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Representative Questions

1.) How much D and T do we burn to make 1000 MWe for 1 year if the energy released per fusion is 17.6 MeV and the conversion efficiency is 35%?

2.) What is the electrical energy content of the deuterium in Lake Mendota if the DD reaction releases on the average 3.6 MeV and the conversion efficiency is 35%?

3.) How many neutrons are produced in a DT fusion power plant that generates 1,000 MWe for 80% of the year for 40 years. How does that compare to the number of neutrons produced in a fission reactor that produces the same total energy? Assume thermal conversion efficiency of 35% in both systems.

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