And, if that is the case, it would also suggest to me that if you aim to increase the pressure of the saturated gas, you can achieve more condensation.
But wouldn't increasing the pressure also cause an undesirable temperature rise - which means you would have to find a way of preventing a...
jambaugh, thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
With reference to the exponential P vs T diagram here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapour_pressure_of_water
Is it right to say that at points above this line, condensation will occur, whereas superheated steam will result at points below...
For water separation purposes, what's the difference between steam and fully saturated air? I was looking at a certain product:
And I'm not sure if such a thing would be suitable for separating the water from a fully saturated air stream at about 60degC...
The ideal gas law staes that pressure is inversely proportional to volume. Makes sense but I am confused by what happens in a venturi tube, where volume seems to decrease at the same time that pressure decreases also. I understand that dynamic pressure increases in the throat but what am I...
I'm just saying that by cooling down the hot saturated gas, more water will condense at a lower temperature.
Oh and thanks for the beetle example, although i'm not sure that kind of recent material technology will be available to me in my problem!
Hmm..thanks for the reply.
If I'm interested in separating that water and re-using it in a loop (where at the outlet it will once again be a fully saturated gas), how do you think I could here use a desiccant/deliquescent material for the purpose of that separation?
Hope I make sense.
How might one try to separate water from air at high temperature (say, 75degC) - if the gas if fully saturated?
I understand that you should try to cool it down first to do so, but other than putting it though a heat exchanger is there any other approach you can take?