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# A gas-cooled nuclear reactor operates between hot and cold

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Problem 29PE

A gas-cooled nuclear reactor operates between hot and cold reservoir temperatures of $$700^{\circ} \mathrm{C}$$ and $$27.0^{\circ} \mathrm{C}$$.

(a) What is the maximum efficiency of a heat engine operating between these

temperatures?

(b) Find the ratio of this efficiency to the Carnot efficiency of a standard nuclear reactor (found in Example $$15.4$$).

Equation Transcription:

Text Transcription:

700 degrees C

27.0 degrees C

15.4

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Solution 29PE

1. the maximum efficiency is ηc = 69.2%
2.  the required ratio is 1.45

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