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Energy and Exergy Analysis of Moist Air for Application in Power Plants

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In this study an energy and exergy analysis is made of moist air, it is used the psychometrics charts. A Visual Basic program is used to generate psychometrics charts. These charts are used to analyze the air thermodynamic behavior, considering the environmental variations, pressure, temperature and relative humidity. Also, the available energy in the cooling processes at constant enthalpy, humidification at constant temperature and heating with constant relative humidity is analyzed. For example, we obtained that the enthalpy and exergy in a thermodynamic state, with conditions, Patm = 1.013 bar, Tatm = 25oC and Φatm=50%, are h = 50.56 kJ/kga and ε =11.5 kJ/kga; and for Patm= 0.77 bar to the same conditions of Tatm and Φatm, the enthalpy and exergy increases in a 14% and 20%, respectively.

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M. Salazar-Pereyra, M. Toledo-Velázquez, G. Eslava, R. Lugo-Leyte and C. Rosas, "Energy and Exergy Analysis of Moist Air for Application in Power Plants," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2011, pp. 376-381. doi: 10.4236/epe.2011.33048.

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