# what is the rate of heat input to the plant

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A 600 MW coal-fired power plant has an overall thermal efficiency of 38%. It is burning coal that has a heating value of 12,000 Btu/lb, an ash content of 5%, a sulfur content of 3.0%, and a CO2 emission factor of 220lb/million Btu. Calculate the heat emitted to the environment (Btu/sec), the coal feed rate (tons/day), the degree (%) of sulfur dioxide control needed to meet an emission standard of 0.15 lb SO2/million Btu of heat input, and the CO2 emission rate (metric tons/day).

I know that the heat emitted in Btu/seconds = 927,865 Btu/second and that the feed rate is 5805 tons/day however I am having trouble with the SO2 content and the COs emission rate.