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Homework Help: Heat pump

  1. Mar 24, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A pump, operating at 10 W, is used to raise the pressure of a stream of water at 2.5 mol/s from 1 bar to 2 bar. At steady state, if the water temperature should remain constant at 25oC, how much heat exchange between the pump and its surroundings is required? Note that 1 bar = 105 Pa and C liq,water = 4.18 J g-1 K -1

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried to set up two equations. The first one is (1)(V)=NR(373+25) and the second is (2)(V)= NR(373+25)
    and I dunno find out the heat exchange since there are some unknown data( Volume? Mole?)
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 24, 2017 #2
    The solution to this problem has nothing to do with the ideal gas law. This is a problem in application of the open system (control volume) version of the first law of thermodynamics.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
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