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Mechanical EngineeringQ&A LibraryPlease show system sketches and related energy flows for all problems. Solve the following:The utility providing the electricity to the boiler in problem 1.1 uses the same fuel as that used in problem 1.4 and has an efficiency of 0.35. The cost of the electric boiler is, $3,000 with a 15 year lifetime. The cost of the fuel based boiler system is $5000 and has a lifetime of 20 years. The fuel cost is $0.10/kg and the cost of electricity is $0.20/kWh. There is a tax charge of $0.50/kg of CO2 emission that is passed on to the user whether the utility based electrical system or gas fired system is used. The unit is used for 10 hours per day, 280 days per year. Which process would you recommend in terms of fuel consumption, exergy production, carbon dioxide emission and theroeconomic cost? There is no cost associated with the water input. Note the total amount of fuel consumed is directly related to the carbon dioxide emission from each process. Show below are the problems described in the above question:1.1 Determine the electrical power supplied to a boiler when the temperature of the entering water is 20 C and the exiting temperature is 89 C. The flow of.the pressured water is 2 Kg/s. There is a negligible pressure drop through this boiler and it operates at a constant pressure of 3 bars. The specific heat is c = 4,370 J/(Kg K). There is a 1.5(105 ) W rate of heat loss from the boiler during this process to a surrounding at 293.2 k. Consider steady state conditions.1.4 Calculate the mass flowrate of fuel (natural gas, CH4) required to heat the water flow to the conditions of problem 1.1 if the electrical heating device is replaced with a gas fired boiler. The high heating value (HHV) of the fuel is 50.02 MJ/kg.Question

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**Please show system sketches and related energy flows for all problems. Solve the following:**

The utility providing the electricity to the boiler in problem 1.1 uses the same fuel as that used in problem 1.4 and has an efficiency of 0.35. The cost of the electric boiler is, $3,000 with a 15 year lifetime. The cost of the fuel based boiler system is $5000 and has a lifetime of 20 years. The fuel cost is $0.10/kg and the cost of electricity is $0.20/kWh. There is a tax charge of $0.50/kg of CO2 emission that is passed on to the user whether the utility based electrical system or gas fired system is used. The unit is used for 10 hours per day, 280 days per year. Which process would you recommend in terms of fuel consumption, exergy production, carbon dioxide emission and theroeconomic cost? There is no cost associated with the water input. Note the total amount of fuel consumed is directly related to the carbon dioxide emission from each process.

Show below are the problems described in the above question:

*1.1 Determine the electrical power supplied to a boiler when the temperature of the entering water is 20 C and the exiting temperature is 89 C. The flow of.the pressured water is 2 Kg/s. There is a negligible pressure drop through this boiler and it operates at a constant pressure of 3 bars. The specific heat is c = 4,370 J/(Kg K). There is a 1.5(105 ) W rate of heat loss from the boiler during this process to a surrounding at 293.2 k. Consider steady state conditions.*

*1.4 Calculate the mass flowrate of fuel (natural gas, CH4) required to heat the water flow to the conditions of problem 1.1 if the electrical heating device is replaced with a gas fired boiler. The high heating value (HHV) of the fuel is 50.02 MJ/kg.*

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