# Boiling water reactor

What are the typical power densities in conventional boiling water nuclear reactor per cubic centimeter of fission material?

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## 1 Answer

Without going into the details of it, a conventional BWR gives a power density of $50 kW/liter$ inside the core, which is about half that of PWR.

Mind you, this includes the coolant inside the core and not the fissile material only. ref

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