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Unformatted text preview: and has rejected heat to a small lake at 20C. For ecological reasons, the department of natural resources has asked for a 10% reduction in this heat rejection. How can this be accomplished and still maintain a power output of 500 MW? It may be reasonable to assume that the power plant operates as a Carnot cycle. Problem 3 What does irreversibility imply about an adiabatic steam turbine which operates with inlet steam at 10 MPa and 700C and exhausts at 0.2 MPa with a quality of 90%....
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- Spring '06