Building Science

Introduction to Psychrometrics, Part 2 of 3

In my first installment on psychrometrics, I covered the basics of air, humidity and evaporation. Here I’ll cover temperature, kinetic energy, attractive forces and condensation. ¬†If you haven’t already, I strongly suggest you read Part 1 first.

We’re all familiar with the general concept of temperature. Temperature ends up being quite complex if you dig deeper (and deeper we shall dig). ¬†Technically, temperature is related to the average energy of motion, known as kinetic energy. To use our illustration from the last blog post, the faster the billiard balls move on the table, the greater the temperature.