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3. A typical rate of metabolic heat generation is 100 W. If the person stayed in the water too long, the core body temperature would begin to fall. The large heat loss in water is due to the higher heat transfer coefficient, which in turn is due to the much larger thermal conductivity of water compared to air. 4. The skin temperature of 34ЊC in part 1 is comfortable, but the skin temperature of 28ЊC in part 2 is uncomfortably cold. 13. The application of these balances is simplified if a few basic rules are followed.
4. The IHT software is especially useful for solving equations, such as the energy balance in Comment 1, and generating the graphical results of Comment 2. 5 A hydrogen-air Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell is illustrated below. It consists of an electrolytic membrane sandwiched between porous cathode and anode materials, forming a very thin, three-layer membrane electrode assembly (MEA). At the anode, protons and electrons are generated (2H2 l 4Hϩ ϩ 4eϪ); at the cathode, the protons and electrons recombine to form water (O2 ϩ 4eϪ ϩ 4Hϩ l 2H2O).
15) The second law also tells us that, for a reversible process, the ratio Qout/Qin is equal to the ratio of the absolute temperatures of the respective reservoirs . 16) where Tc and Th are the absolute temperatures of the low- and high-temperature reservoirs, respectively. The Carnot efficiency is the maximum possible efficiency that any heat engine can achieve operating between those two temperatures. Any real heat engine, which will necessarily undergo an irreversible process, will have a lower efficiency.