||Cloud Chamber Study of Water Evaporation.
Goo, William B. ;
||New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Water Resources Research Inst.
||WRRI-RR-9; OWRR-A-024-NMEX; 00266,; A-024-NMEX(3)
( Cloud physics ;
( Water ;
Cloud chambers ;
Interfacial tension ;
Water vapor ;
Surface chemistry ;
Sodium chloride ;
Water pollution ;
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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)