Calculating Efficiency and Power in a Carnot Engine
A Carnot engine is used in a nuclear power plant. It receives 1500 MW by heat transfer with a source at 340C, and it rejects thermal waste to a nearby river at 27C. The river temperature rises by 3C. Determine the:
(i) Efficiency of the power plant
(ii) Power output of the power plant.
...he efficiency of the Carnot engine is the ratio of amount of work done by the gas to the total heat energy absorbed by the gas.
EFFIENCY = (Q1 - ...