water-moderated reactor

water-moderated reactor

[′wȯd·ər ¦mäd·ə‚rād·əd rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which water is the principal moderator.
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Reportedly, Algeria operates some nuclear-powered installations, such as the Nur water-moderated reactor for training and research and other facilities for limited production of some fuel elements and radioisotopes, used in medicine.
Rosatom and Kazatomprom on May 29 signed a memorandum of cooperation on construction of the first nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan with an installed capacity of 300-1,200 MW based on water-moderated reactors designed by Russia.
Originally developed for use in CANDU reactors, the finned strainers have been adapted by AECL for use in light water-moderated reactors.