Subject: Engineering    / General Engineering   
Question
Geothermal energy from a natural geyser can be obtained as a continuous supply of steam 0.87 dry at 2 bar and at a flow rate of 2700 kg/h. This is utilized in a mixed-pressure cycle to augment the superheated exhaust from a high pressure turbine of 83% internal efficiency, which is supplied with 5500 kg/h of steam at 40 bar and 500°c .
The mixing process is adiabatic and the mixture is expanded to a condenser pressure of 0.10 bar in a low pressure turbine of 78% internal efficiency. Determine the power output and the thermal efficiency of the
plant.