psychrometry


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psychrometry

[sī′käm·ə·trē]
(engineering)
The science and techniques associated with measurements of the water vapor content of the air or other gases.

psychrometry

The study of moist air.
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As condensation, also the drying capacity of a wet surface can be analyzed using psychrometry principles [28].
The Third Edition of the Standard and Reference Guide has been updated and now includes sections covering building and material science; psychrometry and the science of drying; limitations, complexities, and conflicts; structural restoration; HVAC; contents evaluation restoration and remediation; and catastrophic restoration.
Water retention measurements were conducted using Tempe cells for pressure heads of -100, -200, -300, -400, -800, -1600, and -5000 mm; pressure chambers at -2.0 x [10.sup.4] mm; and using thermocouple psychrometry heads exceeding -2.0 x [10.sup.4] mm.
Nowhere in the chapter on carbon assimilation is there a review of gas exchange systems, and no mention is made of heat pulse sensors or thermocouple psychrometry in the water relations chapter.
The IAQ manager should have at least a basic understanding of psychrometry and should be familiar with the psychrometric chart.
Drying air temperatures and room temperature were monitored by thermometers inside and outside the dryer, and the relative humidity inside the oven was obtained based on the basic principles of psychrometry, using the computer program GRAPSI.
The word is related to our word psychrometry. Very early, rare examples of psykters (dating from the seventh and sixth century BC) were sleeved pottery amphora.
Twenty chapters cover fundamentals; psychrometry; air conditioning processes; indoor air quality and ventilation; load estimating fundamentals; heating load calculations; duct design; pipe sizing; hydronic heating and cooling systems; energy calculation; combustion; air conditioning systems; air handling and ventilation; steam heating design; noise and vibration control; motors and starters; design procedure, abbreviations, and symbols; climatic design information; and units and conversions.
It continues with a section on psychrometry, temperature, RH, specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.