Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Condensation of water vapor on various surfaces was studied experimentally. It was found that supersaturations as high as 25% were required to initiate condensation on hydrophobic surfaces. The supersaturation data agreed qualitatively with the Volmer theory of heterogeneous nucleation. The influence of adsorption of water vapor was found to be small. Surface roughness caused a little reduction in the critical supersaturation"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Alofs, Darryl J.

Committee Member(s)

Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Carstens, John C., 1937-
Hale, Barbara N.
Reisbig, R. L.
Look, Dwight C., 1938-
Rigler, A. K.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Pagination

x, 69 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-52).

Rights

© 1974 Prafulla Chandra Mahata, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Condensation
Adsorption
Solutions, Supersaturated

Thesis Number

T 3013

Print OCLC #

6012117

Electronic OCLC #

913225189

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067282~S5

Comments

The financial support for this investigation and the personal support of the author were provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant GA 30876 of the Atmospheric Science Section.

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