Carnot efficiency


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Carnot efficiency

[kär′nō i′fish·ən·sē]
(thermodynamics)
The efficiency of a Carnot engine receiving heat at a temperature absolute T1 and giving it up at a lower temperature absolute T2; equal to (T1-T2)/ T1.
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These MHD generators have a carnot efficiency of around 85 percent, which is much better than steam turbines.
Carnot efficiency was calculated using a cold source temperature of 120[degrees]F (49[degrees]C) and a heat source temperature either equal to the exhaust gas temperature or limited at some lower temperature to avoid working fluid decomposition.
Power Chips are projected to achieve 80% of Carnot efficiency, whereas a conventional internal combustion engine typically wastes more than two-thirds of the available energy from burning gasoline.