Energy Systems
Assignment 3
5/2011
1. A compressor takes 0.5 kg/s of hydrogen from 300 K, 100 kPa, to 400 K and 1200 kPa.
Assuming the surroundings are at 25 C and the compressor is reversible, what is the required
input power? Assume perfect gas behavior
Energy Systems
Assignment 1
5/8/2011
Anthropogenic Emissions of CO2
Relative anthropogenic emissions intensity is the emission rate in any future year (IN) relative to a
reference year (I0). Knowing the annual variation in emissions intensity, i, allows o
Energy Systems
Assignment 1
5/18/2011
The following Figures may help you trouble-shoot your model.
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2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 2080 2090 2100
Year
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Temperature Change [K]
Concentration CO2 [ppm]
Relative Emission Rate
Energy Systems
Assignment 1
5/17/2011
1. Assuming annual variations in forces are constant and equal to the values given in Table 1, and the
emissions rate in 2010 was 9 BtC/yr, estimate the anthropogenic emissions rate in 2050 and 2100.
Table 1. Assumed
Energy Systems
Assignment 2
5/2011
Using your model for the Kaya identity:
1. Assume the atmospheric concentration of CO2 is 390 ppm in 2010, the land sink is constant
at 2.7 GtCO2/yr, the ocean sink is constant at 7.3 GtCO2/yr. 1.
a. Determine the atmosp
Energy Systems
Assignment 2
5/2011
1. Assume the atmospheric concentration of CO2 is 390 ppm in 2010, the land sink is constant
at 2.7 GtCO2/yr, and the ocean sink is constant at 7.3 GtCO2/yr. The anthropogenic emission
rate in 2010, I0, is assumed to be
Energy Systems
Assignment 4
5/2011
1. Assuming that biomass has an average exergy content of 20 MJ/kg and the average density is
30 tonnes/ha, estimate the minimum annual cultivated area to satisfy annual world energy
demand if biomass is converted to cur
Energy Systems
Assign 5 Solution
7/8/2011
1. Using the data in Table 38, lecture 17, determine the second law efficiency for a biomass
plant, coal IGCC with carbon sequestration, and advanced nuclear for both 2007 and nth-ofa-kind heat rates. Assume the h
Energy Systems
Assignment 6
7/7/2011
1. Assume you have generators with screening curves given by the following:
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PC
GT
Adv Nucl
Cost [$/kWinstalled-yr]
700
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500
400
300
200
100
0
0
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Capacity Factor
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Using the given data file for the