Would it be possible to pump 68 kg of water in one minute
A 25-hp pump operating at steady state receives liquid water at 50?C, 1.5 MPa. The pressure of the water at the pump exit is 15 MPa. Stray heat transfer and changes in kinetic and potential energy are negligible. Would it be possible to pump 68 kg of water in one minute? If so,determine the isentropic efficiency of the pump having that mass flow rate. If not, what is the maximum mass flow rate achievable with this pump?