## R-134a is contained in a frictionless piston-cylinder device. The initial temperaure of the mixture is 39.37 oC. Over an hour 400 kJ of ther

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R-134a is contained in a frictionless piston-cylinder device. The initial temperaure of the mixture is 39.37 oC. Over an hour 400 kJ of thermal energy is transferred to the roon which is maintained at a constant temperature of 22 oC. The condensation process is internally reversible. Determine the total entropy generation during this thermal energy process

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3 years 2021-08-12T18:33:26+00:00 1 Answers 3 views 0

1. Solution :

Given :

Initial temperature of the refrigerant is :

= ( 39.37 + 273 ) K

= 312.3 K

Room which is maintained at constant temperature is :

= (22+273) K

= 295 K

The thermal energy transferred to the room is :

Q = 400 kJ

=

Therefore, the total entropy generation during the thermal energy process is :

Here, -Q = heat is leaving the system maintained at a temperature of K.

+Q = heat is entering the system maintained at a temperature of K.

Therefore, substituting the values :

= [-1280.8197 + 1355.9322]

= 75.1125 J/K

= 0.0751125 kJ/K

= 0.075 kJ/K