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A glass melting furnace is burning ethane (C2H4) in pure oxygen (not air). The furnace operates at an equivalence ratio of 0.9 and consumes 30 kmol/hr of ethane. (A) Determine the energy input rate based on the LHV of the fuel. Express your result in both kW and Btu/hr. (B) Determine the O2 consumption rate in kmol/hr and kg/s.