Alternative Nuclear energy Answered
Alternative Nuclear energy.
Our main source ofenergy right now is nuclear energy. Although Nuclear energymight seem to be a reliable source of energy, it is not.
Nuclear energy is not a reliable source of energybecause you need to extract Uranium ore from the earth's core which might seem as a goodsource of Uranium it is not. This is not a endless supplyof uranium because it will eventuallyrun out of uranium .
So what can we do to solve this issue?
The answer is alternative energy.
Alternative energy is energy that can be renewedand that is reliable.
One solution is replacing Uranium fuel rods in a reactors core with Tritium.
Tritium can be usedas a substitute for uranium because it has the same properties as uranium except that it has a shorterhalf life.Tritium is made by fusing solidHydrogen With Lithiumin a Farnsworth reactor.This also has its problems one majorproblem is the radiation and heat that is generated during the processof fusion. Tritium can be then used as a fuelpellet for a Nuclear reactor when it is mixed with Deuterium which is a solid. Tritium is also a good fuel pellet because it only has a life span of about 12.4 years, thenit decays into Helium 6 which is very harmless. Uranium on the other hand is notsafe because it has a life span of about 2000 years and it gradually decays into other radioactive material such as Thorium, neptunium, ECT....
This is Called the Uranium - Thorium cycle. The tritium is also ecologically friendly because itcan be made from H1 which is found in water H2O. H1 is called Portion and is extracted through a process called electrolyses in which water is charged by a D.C current.