From Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control

Chapter 9: Humidity, Density, and Viscosity


The dry bulb of a wet/dry thermometer reads 120 F. What is the relative humidity if the wet bulb reads ( a) 90 F, ( b) 82 F, ( c) 75 F?


The wet bulb of a wet/dry thermometer reads 85 F. What will the dry bulb read if the relative humidity is ( a) 80 percent, ( b) 60 percent, ( c) 30 percent?


What is the relative humidity if the wet and dry bulbs in a wet/dry thermometer read 75 F and 85 F respectively?


The dry bulb of a wet/dry thermometer reads 60 F, and the relative humidity is 47 percent. What will the wet bulb read and what is the absolute humidity?


The wet and dry bulbs of a wet/dry thermometer read 75 F and 112 F, respectively. What is the relative and absolute humidity?


If the air temperature is 85 F, what is the water vapor pressure corresponding to a relative humidity of 55 percent and at 55 F with 85 percent relative humidity?


How much water is required to raise the relative humidity of air from 25 to 95 percent if the temperature is held constant at 95 F?


How much heat and water are added per pound of dry air to increase the relative humidity from 15 to 80 percent with a corresponding temperature increase from 42 to 95 F?


How much water does dry air contain at105 F and 55 percent relative humidity?


How much...

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