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Main Title Cloud Chamber Study of Water Evaporation.
Author Goo, William B. ;
CORP Author New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-RR-9; OWRR-A-024-NMEX; 00266,; A-024-NMEX(3)
Stock Number PB-212 584
Additional Subjects ( Cloud physics ; Evaporation) ; ( Water ; Evaporation) ; Cloud chambers ; Interfacial tension ; Condensation ; Nucleation ; Water vapor ; Surface chemistry ; Sodium chloride ; Water pollution ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 584 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 60p
A cloud chamber system was developed to study the evaporation of water and a series of experiments were performed to demonstrate its ability to carry out such investigations. An analytic method was developed to interpret the results of the study and a relationship between evaporation resistance and water surface tension was established. The effect on evaporation of ling-chain alcohol monolayers was examined and Tetra, Hexa, and Octadecanol alcohols found to be better inhibitors than Dodecanol. Two particularly important applications of the cloud chamber system developed: the study of the effect of dissolved contaminants on evaporation resistance of water and the effect of surface barriers on the evaporation rate. (Author)