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F. Properties of a system (we use them to calculate changes in energy) 1. A property is a characteristic of a system that can be given a numerical value without considering the history of the system. Examples include T, P, ρ, velocity, E, U, volume (we can only measure T, P, velocity, mass, volume) 2. Examples and definitions a. pressure, P force exerted by fluid unit area N P ( = ) 2 = 1 pascal = 1 Pa m 1 atm = 101325 Pa = 1.01325 bar = 14.696 psia P= 1 bar = 105 Pa
b. density, ρ ρ= mass m kg =,3 volume V m (14) Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah I. Concepts and Definitions
c. atmospheric pressure (absolute) = Patm d. gage pressure = Pgage = Pabs  Patm (115) e. absolute pressure = Pabs = Patm + Pgage f. vacuum pressure = Pvac = Patm  Pabs (116) g. specific volume = v = 1/ρ = Vol/mass, m3/kg Stiff h. intensive properties are independent of the metal tube size of the system: T, e, P, ρ, specific volume p (v), u. The units on e are kJ/kg. i. extensive properties depend on the size of the Bourdon tube system: actual volume (V), E, m, U. The units gage gives Pgage. on E are kJ. Example. The pressure gage attached to the air storage tank of a compressor reads 100 psi. If the atmospheric pressure of the surroundings is 14.7 psi, what is the absolute pressure in the tank? (Answer: 114.7 psia)
Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah 1 I. Concepts and Definitions Example. You are designing a snorkel that will allow you to remain submerged in water at a depth of 1 m. Discuss any problems you might experience in using this device. At depth h = 1 m, the net pressure resisting the expansion of your lungs will be (see Eq. 119 of text) P = ρ gh = 1000 kg m3 m⎞ N ⎛ ⎜ 9.81 2 ⎟1m = 9810 2 = 1.423 psi s⎠ m ⎝ If we approximate that part of the trunk that expands during breathing by a cylinder with diameter d = 30 cm and height L = 30 cm, the curved surface will have area A = πdL = 0.2827 m2. The force acting on your poor trunk, as you try to breath, will be P*A = 2774 N. This corresponds to the force exerted by a mass of 283 kg or 624 lb. Your snorkel will not work at this depth because you will not be able to breath against the force exerted by the water surrounding your body.
Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah I. Concepts and Definitions
j. temperature T(K) = T(ºC) + 273.15 T(ºR) = T(ºF) + 459.67 = 1.8 T(K) 1K = 1.8ºR T(ºF) = 1.8 T(ºC) + 32 ∆T(K) = ∆T(ºC) ∆T(ºR) = ∆T(ºF) (19) (110, 11) (112) (113) (114) (113) means that a temperature change of 10 degrees K = temperature change of 10 degrees C. Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah 2 I. Concepts and Definitions
3. The properties of a system at equilibrium do not change with time when the system is isolated from its surroundings. Properties are only defined in equilibrium states. A glass of pure water at room temperature. Thermodynamics can completely describe the state of the water at equilibrium. Add an ice cube to the water. Thermodynamics cannot describe how long it will take for the ice to melt nor the phenomena that occur during melting. If we wait long enough the ice will melt and the system will return to a condition of equilibrium. Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah I. Concepts and Definitions
4. A set of properties that completely describe a system specify the state of the system. 5. The State Postulate (an experimental observation, Section 16) The intensive state of a pure substance is completely specified by two independent, intensive properties. a. for example, u = f(T,v). T and v (temperature and specific volume) are always independent, but T and p are not necessarily so. T and p are both intensive properties but in a twophase region they cannot be varied independently. We will come back to this. b. independent means that one property can be varied while the other is held constant. c. pure means that we have a single pure chemical species (dry air is considered pure).
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6. Properties of pure substances a. Solids and liquids Solids and liquids are approximately incompressible and that is how we model them. For example, the densities of water at 20°C, and 1 and 300 bar, are 998 and 1011 kg/m3. Table A3 gives the properties of solids and liquids. b. Ideal gases (low pressure, see p. 137 of text) pressure, kPa molar basis PV = NRuT mass basis
PV = mRT
temperature, K specific gas constant, number of kg molecular weight volume, m3 number of kmoles universal gas constant, 8.314 kJ/(kmol K) R= Ru MW Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah I. Concepts and Definitions
c. Density of an ideal gas There are no tables in the book that give the density of ideal gases. That’s because they are so easy to calculate from the ideal gas law. ρ= mass m P P( MW ) = = = volume V RT RuT Example: the density of air at 25°C and 1 atm is 101.3 kPa ⎛ kg ⎞ ⎜ 29 ⎟ P( MW ) kg 1 atm ⎝ kmol ⎠ = = 1.19 3 ρ= 3 kPa m RuT m 8.314 ( 25 + 273 ) K kmol K 1 atm
Example: the density of air at 0°C and 0.85 atm is ρ = 1.19 kg ⎛ 0.85 atm ⎞ ⎛ 298 K ⎞ kg ⎟⎜ ⎟ = 1.10 3 3⎜ m ⎝ 1 atm ⎠ ⎝ 273 K ⎠ m Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah 4 I. Concepts and definitions
d. Example – one more application of the ideal gas law Find the mass (kg) and weight (N) of the air contained in a 4.00mby7.00mby8.00m room if the temperature and pressure of the air are 22.0 C and 0.825 atm. Assumption: the idealgas law applies Data: R = 0.2870 (kPa m3)/(kg K) (Table A1) g = 9.81 m/s2 T = 22 + 273.15 = 295.15 K Calculations: PV = mRT 101.325 kPa 0.825 atm ( 4 )7(8 )m 3 PV kg 1 atm m= = ρV = = 0.9868 3 224 m3 = 221 kg kPa • m 3 RT m 0.2870 ( 295.15 K ) kg • K weight = mg = 221 ( kg ) 9.81 m = 2170 N s2 Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah I. Concepts and Definitions
G. Processes and Cycles 1. A process changes a system from one equilibrium state to another. Removal of energy Liquid water Ice Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah 5 I. Concepts and Definitions
G. Processes and Cycles 2. A cycle is a process that returns a system to its original state. A steam power cycle is an example of a process in which a fluid is alternatively vaporized and condensed. Vapor Qin
Boiler Turbine Vaporliquid mixture Liquid Pump Condenser WT,out Liquid Qout WP,in Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah I. Concepts and Definitions
G. Processes and Cycles 3. A quasiequilibrium or reversible process is one in which the system remains infinitesimally close to equilibrium at all times. This is an idealization that is approximated by many real processes. 4. The intensive properties of a singlephase system undergoing a quasiequilibrium process are spatially uniform. Suppose we have a frictionless, pistoncylinder device that is filled with a compressed gas. We flick the particles of sand off the piston one at a time. The gas in the cylinder undergoes a reversible expansion. sand Lesson 2, Geof Silcox, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah 6 ...
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