water-boiler reactor

water-boiler reactor

[′wȯd·ər ¦bȯi·lər rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A homogeneous reactor that uses enriched uranium as fuel and ordinary water as moderator; the fuel is uranyl sulfate dissolved in water. Also known as water boiler.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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