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Unformatted text preview: Problem Set 2 Intro to Sustainable Energy 2.650/10.291/22.081 &amp; Sustainable Energy 1.818/2.65/10.391/11.371/22.811/ESD.166 For each of the problems you work out provide a list of sources for any data you used, as well as your assumptions. Be sure to mark which course number you are registered for on your solution. You can turn in the homework online (via Stellar) or in class. Intro to SE Students : Pick any 2 of the 4 problems to solve. SE Students : Pick 3 of the 4 problems to solve. 1. Energy conversion : The combustion of octane takes multiple steps, but these can be condensed as 2C 8 H 18 + 25O 2 16CO 2 + 18H 2 O a. If this process is 100% efficient, how much thermal energy is produced via the combustion of 1 gallon of gasoline? Use the provided enthalpies at the end to support your answer. b. Gasoline consists of octane plus a number of other hydrocarbons. How much thermal energy is produced via combustion of a gallon of gasoline? What component of this comes from combustion of octane? component of this comes from combustion of octane?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 2.650J taught by Professor Johnc.wright during the Fall '10 term at MIT.
- Fall '10