Question: a power plant operates with a heat reservoir at 350...
A power plant operates with a heat reservoir at 350 °C and a heat sink at 30 °C. The operating thermal efficiency is 55% of the Carnot thermal efficiency.
a. What is the actual thermal efficiency?
b. What heat reservoir temperature would increase the thermal efficiency to 35%?
c. If this process generates 1x106 kW, what is the work lost in this process?