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Unformatted text preview: aldawsari (ma28683) HW26 Betancourt (16856) 1 This printout should have 8 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 20.320.7 001 10.0 points The efficiency of a 905 MW nuclear power plant is 21 . 5%. If a river of flow rate 3 . 19 10 6 kg / s were used to transport the excess thermal energy away, what would be the average temperature increase of the river? Correct answer: 0 . 247451 C. Explanation: Given: P output = 905 MW = 9 . 05 10 8 W and e = 21 . 5% = 0 . 215 . The excess thermal energy transported per second by the river is P excess = P input (1 e ) = parenleftbigg P output e parenrightbigg (1 e ) = parenleftbigg 9 . 05 10 8 W . 215 parenrightbigg (1 . 215) = 3 . 3043 10 9 W where e is the efficiency and P output the power output of the plant. Thus the temperature of the river is increased (per second) by d m d t c T = d Q d t = P excess where c is the heat capacity of water and...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PHYS 251 taught by Professor Gavrine during the Spring '10 term at Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette.
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