Joule–Thomson effect

1852

Joule–Thomson effect

The book of science

Tom Sharp

James Prescott Joule, William Thomson Lord Kelvin thermodynamics

Joule-Thomson effect

Purpose

Enthalpy

Orifice

Joule-Thomson expansion converts kinetic energy to potential energy. It does no work. An alternative is a turbine, which in doing work removes energy from the gas.

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