Industry

  • Nuclear Process Heat for Industry

    Nuclear energy is an excellent source of process heat for various industrial applications including desalination, synthetic and unconventional oil production, oil refining, biomass-based ethanol production, and in the future: hydrogen production.

  • Nuclear Desalination

    Potable water is in short supply in many parts of the world. Lack of it is set to become a constraint on development in some areas. Nuclear energy is already being used for desalination, and has the potential for much greater use.

  • Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

    The USA and Russia have investigated and trialled the use of nuclear explosions for civil engineering purposes, though only one significant construction resulted: a dam in Kazakhstan. Some 150 experiments spanned 1957-75 in the USA and 1965-89 in the USSR.

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