saturated air

saturated air

[′sach·ə‚rād·əd ′er]
(meteorology)
Moist air in a state of equilibrium with a plane surface of pure water or ice at the same temperature and pressure; that is, air whose vapor pressure is the saturation vapor pressure and whose relative humidity is 100.
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saturated air

Air containing the maximum amount of water vapor possible at a given temperature; the partial pressure of the water vapor is equal to the vapor pressure of water at the same temperature.
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The resulting clean and saturated air from the centrifuge then enters the sphere.
Cooling this to 55 [degrees]F saturated air across typical AC cooling coils as previously described on the psychrometric chart, involves a change in enthalpy of 22 Btu/lb (= 45.2 -23.2 Btu/lb).
When there is no exchange of energy with the environment, cooling of the atmosphere is due to expansion, adding another perspective: "dry adiabais" and "moist adiabats," which are lines of constant lapse rates for unsaturated and saturated air. Confused?
(RH expresses the moisture level in air as a percentage of the moisture in completely saturated air at the same temperature and pressure.) The source of humidity inside a building is almost always air from outside, and it's up to the building's HVAC system to lower it.
This saturated air and liquid water leads to corrosion, pipe scale and microbiological growth.
and [T.sub.m] represents the melting point of water-ice, [T.sub.a] is the air temperature, [T.sub.w] is the plate temperature, [p.sub.v] is the partial vapor pressure of the air, [p'.sub.sat] is the vapor pressure of saturated air, and [p'.sub.sat,f] is the vapor pressure of saturated air at the frost surface temperature (assumed here to be -1[degrees]C).
The dewpoint temperature is the "saturated air temperature" at which condensation will occur.
A typical air-handling unit in a variable air volume (VAV) system supplies saturated air at 55[degrees]F (12.8[degrees]C).
For each degree Celsius of warming, 7% more water is available to rain down from saturated air masses.