Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)
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Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)

Boiling water reactor (BWR): A common type of light water reactor (LWR), where water is allowed to boil in the core thus generating steam directly in the reactor vessel. (cf PWR

Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)

A nuclear power unit in which water used as a coolant is allowed to boil at the core. The resulting steam may be used to drive electric turbines.

Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)

A nuclear power unit in which water used as a coolant is allowed to boil at the core. The resulting steam may be used to drive electric turbines.

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Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) has been defined 3 different ways in documents like Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Terminology, Glossary of Terms, Glossary of Energy Terms.

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