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If you were to compress dry air (no water content) from atmospheric pressure to 100 psi at a rate of 2.4 cfm in a 6 gallon tank, would condensation occur inside the tank? Assume the ambient temperature is 70 degrees F and so is the temperature inside the storage tank. Is is feasable to compress air without raising the temperature in the process at any given volume? I am in construction and use an air compressor often. There is a valve at the bottom of the storage tank to drain water from it. Out of curiosity, I wondered if "Dry Air" would still create water molecules once compressed. I understand the outside air always has water in it, this is just theoretical. Is it the thermal reaction that would create the bonding of oxygen and hydrogen? Or is it the pressure? Or Neither? Thank you, Phil
Re: Can air be compressed without a thermal reaction?
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