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    A Carnot engine is used in a nuclear power plant. It receives 1500 MW by heat transfer with a source at 340C, and it rejects thermal waste to a nearby river at 27C. The river temperature rises by 3C. Determine the:

    (i) Efficiency of the power plant
    (ii) Power output of the power plant.

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    The heat energy absorbed Q1 = 1500 MW at Temp T1= 340C
    The heat energy released in the sink Q2 AND TEMPERATURE = T2= 27C
    Thus net work done is W= Q1 - ...

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