Mariano’s Environmental Problem/Solution Essay

Pineda Torres Gerardo Mariano Advanced Grammar

 

Inlingua English Center

 

Nuclear energy, from petroleum to Fusion Nuclear energy

 

In the present the environmental issues related with nuclear energy are strong criticize by some people.

 

This criticism is because the threat of imminent explosions and radioactive leaks in nuclear reactors, also

 

the wastes of the fission reaction are extremely unstable and can stay activated for thousands of years.

 

The search for clean and abundant energy sources started a long time ago, and now we know for sure

 

many technologies capable of produce clean energy but they are not enough competent to produce the

 

amount of energy required by our modern society.

 

Petroleum has become the most important source of energy and richness for many countries around

 

the world. Products as gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, plastics and toluene are sell and use worldwide by

 

people, factories and vehicles. Nowadays we have a strong dependence on petroleum products. PEMEX,

 

a Mexican company, published in 2013 that the day average production of petroleum reached a total of

 

3.7 thousand of millions of barrels in 2012. Although the big amount of oil barrels production has been

 

declining since the last 5 years and the cheap petroleum era is coming to its end.

 

At the present time we have many ways to produce energy, just by mention a few: solar, wind power,

 

geothermic, hydroelectric, biomass and nuclear sources. From these energy sources mentioned just one

 

has the capability to cover the tremendous consumption that has been arising since many years ago:

 

nuclear fusion. From fusion reactions we can get huge amounts of clean and safe energy. Fusion is the

 

process that makes the sun shine and warm our solar system.

 

Fusion technology use deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes) pellets as fuel instead of Uranium

 

or Plutonium bars. The waste generated by the reaction is a non-radioactive substance called Helium.

 

The fuel source is basically a kind of hydrogen witch happens to be the most abundant element in the

 

universe, in other words, an unlimited source of energy. Finally, Fusion technology has been tested since

 

1932 and since 2008 ITER project has been developing the first commercial large scale reactor to test the

 

economic and technology viability of this energy source that hopefully will end the petroleum era.

 

In the present we cannot eliminate the use of petroleum products because of their economic importance.

 

The technology that might succeed as a future large scale source of energy is the Fusion. The advantages

 

of Fusion are obvious, clean and abundant energy. Nevertheless the technology necessary to control and

 

use Nuclear Fusion is in process of development and test by people of the ITER project. In conclusion

 

this nuclear alternative is a long term solution for the energy problematic going on all over the world.

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4 responses to “Mariano’s Environmental Problem/Solution Essay

  1. many technologies ARE capable
    hydrogen THAT IS the most
    because of ITS economic importance.
    The advantages of fusion are obvious: clean and abundant energy.

  2. Helgi

    “The search for clean and abundant energy sources started a long time ago, and now we know for sure many technologies are capable of producing clean energy. However they are not competent enough to produce the amount of energy required by our modern society.”
    I totally agree with this argument. It will last a long time before clean energy can replace the other energies.

  3. Finally, Fusion technology has been tested since 1932. Also, since 2008 ITER project has been developing the first commercial large scale reactor to test the economic and technology viability of this energy source, that hopefully will end the petroleum era.

  4. taaggn0608

    from TAAAAAAAKu
    1932 but only since 2008 has ITPR been developing the first commercial large scale reactor.

    This purpose is the test for economic and technology viability of this energy source that hopefully will end the petroleum era.

    This essay topic is very familiar with me
    excellent essay!!!!!!!!!!!!

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