(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This is my problem: i have a container with humid (saypsi= 60%) air at a pressure of 450 bar. i need to know to what preesure can this air be expanded (adiabatically) so that it reaches temperature just above freezing.

i also need to know how much work is extracted from this expansion.

2. Relevant equations

this would not be hard to calculate using ideal gas law and laws for gas mixtures, but at this pressure the compressibility factor is 1.4, that means a 40% error done with ideal gas law. this should be done using thermodynamic tables and diagrams.

3. The attempt at a solution

as air expands adiabatically, it cools down, but condensing water adds some heat so expansion of "the dry part" is actually polytropic. if i neglect partial pressure of water vapor, i can calculate polytropic exponentn, since i know how much heat the water gives out during condensation.

but i don't know how partial pressure of water vapor changes with pressure.

if dew point changes with pressure, the complication is even bigger.

if i knew enthalpies in start and end state, calculating work would be simple (w = |h_{2}- h_{1}|).

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# Homework Help: High pressure humid air and thermodynamic tables

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