Uranium is a heavy metal which can be used as an abundant source of concentrated energy. This report examines the global market for uranium mining for nuclear power.
In a nuclear reactor the uranium fuel is assembled in such a way that a controlled fission chain reaction can be achieved. The heat created by splitting the U-235 atoms is then used to make steam which spins a turbine to drive a generator, producing electricity.
Nuclear power stations and fossil-fuelled power stations of similar capacity have many features in common. Both require heat to produce steam to drive turbines and generators. In a nuclear power station, however, the fissioning of uranium atoms replaces the burning of coal or gas.
This report on uranium mining for nuclear power explains the use of uranium in the nuclear power process, explains the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, discusses the environmental impact of uranium mining, and explains the Physics of Uranium.
This report outlines the Global Uranium Mining Industry, including
New Uranium Mines
Uranium Production Statistics
Availability of Uranium
Requirement for Nuclear Reactors
Deriving Uranium from Nuclear Weapons
Secondary Sources of Uranium
Uranium Markets Worldwide demand and Supply
This report profiles the major producer contries of uranium including:
Uranium Mines in Australia
Uranium Mines in North America
Uranium Mines in Central Asia
Uranium Mines in Africa
This research report is a must-have for consultants, engineers, executives and other industry players to understand uranium mining for nuclear power.
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Publication Date: April 2010
Publisher: Energy Business Reports