FAQ

What are the industrial applications of nuclear heat?

Answer

Besides electricity production, nuclear energy is an excellent source of process heat production for various industrial applications. Depending on the output temperatures, these applications include district heating, water desalination, synthetic and unconventional oil production, oil refining, biomass-based ethanol production, and in the future hydrogen production.

Background

Besides electricity production, nuclear energy is an excellent source of process heat production for various industrial applications. Depending on the output temperatures, these applications include district heating, water desalination, synthetic and unconventional oil production, oil refining, biomass-based ethanol production, and in the future hydrogen production. Different designs of reactors produce the required temperatures for the various processes. 
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