Reactor is a new, weekly series sitting at the intersection of pop culture and science fiction that captures and celebrates all the things sci-fi fans are talking about each week. Reactor is hosted by David Huntsberger, comedian and genre superfan. Through David's unique and irreverant point-of-view, Reactor will cover everything going on in the sci-fi genre (from movies to TV to video games to comic books) via celebrity guests, sketches, mash-ups and more.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Reactor - Pressurized water reactor - Netflix
Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) constitute the large majority of the world's nuclear power plants (notable exceptions being the United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada) and are one of three types of light water reactor (LWR), the other types being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and supercritical water reactors (SCWRs). In a PWR, the primary coolant (water) is pumped under high pressure to the reactor core where it is heated by the energy released by the fission of atoms. The heated water then flows to a steam generator where it transfers its thermal energy to a secondary system where steam is generated and flows to turbines which, in turn, spin an electric generator. In contrast to a boiling water reactor, pressure in the primary coolant loop prevents the water from boiling within the reactor. All LWRs use ordinary water as both coolant and neutron moderator. PWRs were originally designed to serve as nuclear marine propulsion for nuclear submarines and were used in the original design of the second commercial power plant at Shippingport Atomic Power Station. PWRs currently operating in the United States are considered Generation II reactors. Russia's VVER reactors are similar to U.S. PWRs. France operates many PWRs to generate the bulk of its electricity.
Reactor - Next generation designs - Netflix
KEPCO Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400) Rosatom VVER-1200 (or NPP-2006) Areva EPR Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) Chinese Hualong One (or HPR1000)
Reactor - References - Netflix