adiabatic process

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Noun1.adiabatic process - (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
thermodynamics - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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For an adiabatic process, temperature rise can be calculated for given monomer concentrations and the final temperature estimated based on the initial temperature.
Towers can be operated without using the adiabatic process (relying on ambient air to cool the coils) when air temperatures are low.
In HVAC applications, the moisture can be added to the supply airstream through Isothermal or Adiabatic process.
Maintaining constant enthalpy increases even more its performance, resulting in benefits such as: (1) desired product moisture content is reached in a faster way, because larger space and time increments may be used, with no interference in the quality of the final results; (2) no distortions should occur in the heat and mass balances between the product and drying air, once drying is conducted as the well accepted adiabatic process.
0] is working fluid density in the evaporation zone; k is exponent of adiabatic process.
The adiabatic saturation temperature (sometimes referred to as the thermodynamic wet-bulb temperature) is defined as the temperature obtained by an air-water vapor mixture if it becomes saturated with water vapor in an adiabatic process (ANSI/ASHRAE 1991).
The sensory analysis revealed that high quality mashed potatoes can be produced using an energy efficient, single step adiabatic process.