Question: Because of limitations on materials the maximum temperature of the

Because of limitations on materials, the maximum temperature of the superheated steam used in a turbine for the generation of electricity is about 450 oC.
(a) If the steam condenser operates at 20 oC, what is the maxi-mum Carnot efficiency of a steam turbine generator?
(b) The actual efficiency of such generators is about to 40%. What does this range tell you?

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