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This book serves as a lifetime reference manual and basic refresher course for those who use psychrometrics on a recurring basis and provides a four- to six-hour psychrometrics learning module to students; air-conditioning designers; agricultural, food process, and industrial process engineers; meteorologists and others. New in the Third EditionRevised chapters for wet-bulb temperature and relative humidity and a revised Appendix V that includes a summary of ASHRAE Research Project RP-1485.New constants for the universal gas constant based on CODATA and a revised molar mass of dry air to account for the increase of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere.New IAPWS models for the calculation of water properties above and below freezing.New tables based on the ASHRAE RP-1485 real moist-air numerical model using the ASHRAE LibHuAirProp add-ins for Excel®, MATLAB®, Mathcad®, and EES®.Content: Front Matter • Preface • Preface to the Third Edition • Table of Contents •Part I. Introduction 1. How to Use This Book 2. Etymology 3. Moist Air - The Psychrometric Substance 4. Water Vapour 5. Basics of the Psychrometric Chart 6. Underlying Theory and Algorithms 7. Ideal Gas 8. Psychrometric Pioneers and Charts from the First 100 Years •Part II. Psychrometric Properties 9. Psychrometric Properties and Conventions 10. Dry-Bulb Temperature 11. Wet-Bulb Temperature 12. Dew-Point Temperature 13. Relative Humidity 14. Barometric Pressure 15. Specific Enthalpy 16. Specific Volume 17. Humidity Ratio 18. Water Vapour Pressure •Part III. Basic Psychrometric Processes 19. Psychrometric Processes 20. Process Calculations and Definitions of Sensible and Latent Enthalpy Change 21. Why Do Air-Conditioning Engineers Need Psychrometrics? •Part IV. Processes in Meteorology 22. Adiabatic Expansion and Adiabatic Compression •Part V. Additional Information 23. Fan Temperature Rise 24. Frequently Asked Questions 25. Altitude Effects on Psychrometrics and HVAC 26. Psychrometric Program Listing and Comparison Table Appendices • Glossary Bibliography Index Conversion Equalities: I-P to SI Units
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