Masters Theses

Abstract

"Experimental evidence for enhanced evaporation of small (3-9 µ radius) water droplets are presented. Both "pure" droplets and droplets contaminated with surface active materials fell into air of known relative humidity (96-99 per cent) at an ambient temperature of 29.9C and evaporated. The rates of evaporation were determined by photographing the evaporating drops, measuring the distance a drop fell during a fixed time interval, and applying Stokes law. The contaminated droplets exhibited a rate of evaporation 1.8µ² sec⁻¹ faster than "pure" drops. This can be compared with rates for pure drops of 1.9 and 5.7µ² sec⁻¹ at 0.1 and 0.3C dew point depressions respectively. Finally, the increase in the rate appears to be independent of the relative humidity with the range studied"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Stampfer, J. F.

Committee Member(s)

Roach, D. Vincent
Carstens, John C., 1937-

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.). Atmospheric Sciences Section

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

v, 27 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-92).

Rights

© 1970 Robert Bernard Hughes, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Drops
Evaporation -- Measurement

Thesis Number

T 2520

Print OCLC #

6032372

Electronic OCLC #

871709506

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Chemistry Commons

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