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A coal-fired power plant produces 900 MW of electric power and operates at a thermal efficiency of 25%
(a) What is the input heat rate from the burning coal?
(b) What is the rate of heat discharge from the plant?
(c) Water at from a nearby river is used to cool the discharged heat. If the cooling water is not to exceed a temperature of 40 oC, how many gallons per minute of the cooling water is required?


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