Throttling High-Pressure Water
Water at high pressure expands adiabatically to a lower pressure (throttled) through a partially-closed valve. You can vary the inlet temperature T1 and outlet pressure P2. The exit stream is a vapor-liquid mixture, and the outlet temperature is the saturation temperature at the outlet pressure. An energy balance (ΔH = 0) determines the fractions of liquid and vapor in the exit stream, and they are shown in the bar graph.
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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Author(s): Rachael L. Baumann
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