Heat Capacities: Example Problems
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Example Problem 1
A mixture of 70.% benzene and 30.% toluene at 150°C and a flow rate of 540 mol/h is fed to a furnace. What is the outlet temperature if 22 MJ/h are added to the mixture? The heat capacity coefficients, which can be used from 273 to 1500 K are in the table.
|Molecule||\(A\)||\(B x 10^2\)||\(C x 10^5\)||\(D x 10^9\)|
\(C_P = A + BT + CT^2 +DT^3\)
where \(C_P\) is in J/mol K and \(T\) is in kelvin.
Example Problem 2
An ammonia stream with a flow rate of 100 mol/min is heated from 375 to 750 K. How much heat must be added per min to this stream? Use the temperature-dependent heat capacity
CP,i = Ai + BiT + CiT2 ,
which is applicable from 300 to 1500 K. The constants are below.