Pressurized water reactor

  A nuclear power unit cooled by water that is pressurized to keep it from boiling when it reaches high temperatures.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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  • pressurized-water reactor — noun a nuclear reactor in which the coolant and moderator is water under high pressure …   English new terms dictionary

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  • European Pressurized Water Reactor — Schaubild eines EPR Der Europäische Druckwasserreaktor (engl. European Pressurized Water Reactor, kurz EPR) ist ein neuer Kernreaktortyp basierend auf dem Druckwasserreaktor. Der EPR wurde in der zweiten Hälfte der 1990er Jahre von den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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