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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004150
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... of a heat engine with the help of the Carnot equation. primary fossil fuel coal oil natural gas tar sands shale oil heat engine Carnot equation THE PRIMARY FOSSIL FUELS are generally defined as coal, oil, natural gas, tar sands, and shale oil. These can be further subdivided, in terms...
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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 22A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v22a.a0005448
EISBN: 978-1-62708-196-2
... efficiency for various devices operating under steady-state conditions. Cycle Thermodynamic Efficiency and Coefficient of Performance The efficiency, η, of a Carnot heat engine, shown schematically in Fig. 4 , is given by: η = W Q H = 1 − T L T H Q L Q...