# The air in a small room 12 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft is 3% carbon monoxide. Starting at t = 0, fresh air...

## Question:

The air in a small room 12 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft is 3% carbon monoxide. Starting at t = 0, fresh air (no carbon monoxide) is blown into the room at a rate of 100 {eq}ft^{3}/min {/eq}. If the air in the room flows out through a vent at the same rate, when will the air in the room be 0.01% carbon monoxide?

## Volume:

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## Answer and Explanation:

**Given Data**

- The dimension of the room is: {eq}{V_o} = 12\;{\rm{ft}} \times {\rm{8}}\;{\rm{ft}} \times {\rm{8}}\;{\rm{ft}} {/eq}

- The percentage volume of carbon -monoxide at t = 0 time is: {eq}{V_1} = 3\% {/eq}

- The volume of fresh rate with no carbon monoxide is: {eq}F = 100\;{\rm{f}}{{\rm{t}}^3}/{\rm{min}} {/eq}

- The percentage volume of carbon -monoxide at time is: {eq}{V_2} = 0.01\% {/eq}

The percentage of volume of the carbon monoxide in room is: {eq}{V_m} {/eq}

The volume of monoxide at {eq}t = 0 {/eq}

{eq}\begin{align*} {V_o} &= 12\;{\rm{ft}} \times {\rm{8}}\;{\rm{ft}} \times {\rm{8}}\;{\rm{ft}}\\ &{\rm{ = 768}}\;{\rm{f}}{{\rm{t}}^3} \end{align*} {/eq}

The expression for percentage of the room air changes in one minute {eq}T = 1\;{\rm{minutes}} {/eq} is

{eq}K = \left( {F{V_o}} \right)T {/eq}

Substitute the value and solve the above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} K &= \left( {\dfrac{{100\;{\rm{f}}{{\rm{t}}^3}{\rm{/min}}}}{{{\rm{768}}\;{\rm{f}}{{\rm{t}}^3}}} \times 1\;{\rm{min}}} \right)\\ &= {\rm{0}}{\rm{.1302}} \end{align*} {/eq}

The expression for percentage of the carbon monoxide in room in time tis

{eq}\begin{align*} \dfrac{{d{V_m}}}{{dt}}& = - K{V_m}\\ \dfrac{{d{V_m}}}{{{V_m}}} &= - Kdt \end{align*} {/eq}

Integrate the above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} \int_{{V_1}}^{{V_2}} {\dfrac{{d{V_m}}}{{{V_m}}}} &= \int_0^t { - Kdt} \\ \ln \left( {{V_2}} \right) - \ln {V_1} &= - K\left( {t - 0} \right)\\ \ln \dfrac{{{V_2}}}{{{V_1}}} &= - Kt \end{align*} {/eq}

Substitute the value and solve the above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} \ln \dfrac{{0.01}}{3} &= - 0.1302 \times t\\ - 5.7037 &= - 0.1302 \times t\\ t &= 43.80\;{\rm{min}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Thus the air in the room be 0.01% carbon monoxide is {eq}43.80\;{\rm{min}} {/eq}

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