Answer to Question #83815 in Mechanical Engineering for GOPAL JHA

Question #83815
A mixture of air and water vapour at 1.013 bar and 16 degree C has a dew point of 5degree C. Calculate the relative and specific humidity’s?
Expert's answer

The saturaion pressures at the given temperatures are

@$P_s(5^o C)=872.6 Pa,\\ P_s(16^o C)=1818.8 Pa,@$

The relative humudity is given by

@$\phi=\frac{P_s(5^o C)}{P_s(16^o C)}\\ \phi= \frac{872.6}{1818.8}=0.480@$

The specific humidity is given by

@$x=\frac{P_s(5^o C)}{P-P_s(5^o C)}\\ x= \frac{872.6}{1.013\times10^5-872.6}=0.0054 kg/kg.@$

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