# Cellulose is to be burned in a waste to energy facility. The chemical equation for cellulose is C6H10O5. The atomic weights of C, H, and O are 12, 1, and 16, respectively. The ideal equation for the combustion of cellulose is C6H10O5 +6O2à6CO2 + 5H2O.Calculate the stoichiometric oxygen necessary for the combustion of cellulose.Calculate the stoichiometric air supply. The air is 23.15% oxygen by weight.If the facility operates at 1.5 tons/hour at 100% excess air. How much air is required?

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Cellulose is to be burned in a waste to energy facility. The chemical equation for cellulose is C6H10O5. The atomic weights of C, H, and O are 12, 1, and 16, respectively. The ideal equation for the combustion of cellulose is C6H10O5 +6O2à6CO2 + 5H2O.

1. Calculate the stoichiometric oxygen necessary for the combustion of cellulose.
2. Calculate the stoichiometric air supply. The air is 23.15% oxygen by weight.
3. If the facility operates at 1.5 tons/hour at 100% excess air. How much air is required?
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Step 1

(a)

Write the balance Equation.

Step 2

The atomic mass of carbon is 12 g/mol.

The atomic mass of hydrogen is 1 g/mol.

The atomic mass of oxygen is 16 g/mol.

Find the mass of cellulose (c).

Step 3

Find the mass of stoich...

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