heat of condensation


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Noun1.heat of condensation - heat liberated by a unit mass of gas at its boiling point as it condenses into a liquid; "the heat of condensation is equal to the heat of vaporization"
heat of transformation, latent heat - heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure
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Thanks to a novel spiral heat exchanger that enhances 50% the exchange surface, C-Heat compact solution shows 100% energy efficiency by capturing almost all latent heat of condensation of water vapor in the exhaust stream.
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The phenomenon at work - latent heat of condensation - is central to Frierson's research on water vapor, heat transfer and global climate change.
As the heated air rises, it will cool, but moisture-saturated air cools more slowly than dry air because the heat of condensation reduces the cooling rate of the rising air.