CANDU reactor

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CANDU reactor

[¦kan¦dü rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A type of nuclear reactor that uses natural uranium as fuel, hot pressurized heavy water as coolant, and cool unpressurized heavy water as moderator; utilizes pressurized tubes to contain the fuel and circulating coolant.
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AECL's 4,000 employees deliver cutting-edge nuclear services, R&D support, design and engineering, construction management, specialized technology, waste management and decommissioning in support of CANDU reactor products.
A volatile amine such as ammonia or morpholine is used for this purpose in the CANDU system.
This includes CANDU and pressurised water reactor steam generators, nuclear fuel and fuel components, critical plant components, parts and related plant services.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has been involved with the assessment of the Candu solution, and from an engineering perspective it has proved an attractive option.
With more than 1,600 stores in Zhejiang province alone, CandU group's business activities in the retail sector make it one of the leading retail companies in Zhejiang region and among the top 100 chain retailers in China.
This is not to whine, since the nuclear community in Canada has done quite well for itself: the CANDU reactor, one of two fundamental reactor concepts in commercial operation around the world, powers half of Ontario with technological distinctiveness that can only be compared to this country's aerospace triumphs: it is the Avro Arrow that flew.
Canada's SNC-Lavalin also put forward a proposal involving the CANDU EC6 reactor.
The government on April 20, 2012 signed a $20bn agreement with a consortium from Ontario-based Candu Energy and the state-owned power company, EUAS, to build the second nuclear power plant in Turkey.
The 750-megawatt Candu reactor is expected to produce enough electricity to power 500,000 homes.
In August 1979, however, Japanese bureaucrats decided against constructing CANDUs, making Japan the only country in Asia generating electricity with nuclear power not to have at least one CANDU or CANDU-derived reactor.
The KANUPP-2 and KANUPP-3 are based on the model of CANDU nuclear reactor and under China's investment in civilian nuclear program.
Clearly the long bilateral frigidity stemming from Indian exploitation of its Canadian-supplied Candu reactor to complement their initial nuclear weapons program has ended.