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Rate of Water Evaporation in Texas.  

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6000-L180 EX AS AtiRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. R. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION. BRAZOS COU-NTY, TEXAS BULLETIN NO. 484 NOVEMBER, 1933 Rate of Water Evaporation in Texas A( rURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON... with Texas Extension Service. bandman lsbandman 7: nt rist Losses of water through evaporation from reservoirs is an important consideration in the planning for an adequate supply for domestic, municipal, or irrigation purposes and the rate...

Karper, R. E. (Robert Earl)



Evaporation Rate of Water in Hydrophobic Confinement  

E-print Network

The drying of hydrophobic cavities is believed to play an important role in biophysical phenomena such as the folding of globular proteins, the opening and closing of ligand-gated ion channels, and ligand binding to hydrophobic pockets. We use forward flux sampling, a molecular simulation technique, to compute the rate of capillary evaporation of water confined between two hydrophobic surfaces separated by nanoscopic gaps, as a function of gap, surface size and temperature. Over the range of conditions investigated (gaps between 9 and 14 {\\AA} and surface areas between 1 and 9 nm^2) the free energy barrier to evaporation scales linearly with the gap between hydrophobic surfaces, suggesting that line tension makes the predominant contribution to the free energy barrier. The exponential dependence of the evaporation rate on the gap between confining surfaces causes a ten order-of-magnitude decrease in the rate when the gap increases from 9 to 14 {\\AA}. The computed free energy barriers are of the order of 50kT, and are predominantly enthalpic. Evaporation rates per unit area are found to be two orders of magnitude faster in confinement by the larger (9 nm^2) than by the smaller (1nm^2) surfaces considered here, at otherwise identical conditions. We show that this is a direct consequence of the dependence of hydrophobic hydration on the size of solvated objects. For sufficiently large surfaces, the critical nucleus for the evaporation process is a gap-spanning cylindrical vapor tube.

Sumit Sharma; Pablo G. Debenedetti



Instructions for measuring the rate of evaporation from water surfaces  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The ·rate of evaporation from water surfaces varies with the temperature of the water, the velocity of the wind at the water surface, and the dryness of the air. Consequently, the rate of evaporation from rivers, lakes, canals, or reservoirs varies widely in different localities and for the same locality in different seasons.

U.S. Geological Survey



Urban evaporation rates for water-permeable pavements.  


In urban areas the natural water balance is disturbed. Infiltration and evaporation are reduced, resulting in a high surface runoff and a typical city climate, which can lead to floods and damages. Water-permeable pavements have a high infiltration rate that reduces surface runoff by increasing the groundwater recharge. The high water retention capacity of the street body of up to 51 l/m(2) and its connection via pores to the surface lead to higher evaporation rates than impermeable surfaces. A comparison of these two kinds of pavements shows a 16% increase in evaporation levels of water-permeable pavements. Furthermore, the evaporation from impermeable pavements is linked directly to rain events due to fast-drying surfaces. Water-permeable pavements show a more evenly distributed evaporation after a rain event. Cooling effects by evaporative heat loss can improve the city climate even several days after rain events. On a large scale use, uncomfortable weather like sultriness or dry heat can be prevented and the urban water balance can be attenuated towards the natural. PMID:20818060

Starke, P; Göbel, P; Coldewey, W G



Estimating steady-state evaporation rates from bare soils under conditions of high water table  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A procedure that combines meteorological and soil equations of water transfer makes it possible to estimate approximately the steady-state evaporation from bare soils under conditions of high water table. Field data required include soil-water retention curves, water table depth and a record of air temperature, air humidity and wind velocity at one elevation. The procedure takes into account the relevant atmospheric factors and the soil's capability to conduct 'water in liquid and vapor forms. It neglects the effects of thermal transfer (except in the vapor case) and of salt accumulation. Homogeneous as well as layered soils can be treated. Results obtained with the method demonstrate how the soil evaporation rates·depend on potential evaporation, water table depth, vapor transfer and certain soil parameters.

Ripple, C. D.; Rubin, J.; Van Hylckama, T. E. A.



The evaporation rate, free energy, and entropy of amorphous water Robin J. Speedy  

E-print Network

The evaporation rate, free energy, and entropy of amorphous water at 150 K Robin J. Speedy can be interpreted as giving a measure of their free energy difference, i a G 150 K 1100 100 J of amorphous water (a) and ice (i) near 150 K and suppose that their ratio gives a measure of their free energy


Evaporation Rates for Liquid Water and Ice Under Current Martian Conditions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A number of studies have been concerned with the evaporation rates under martian conditions in order to place limits on the possible survival time of both liquid water and ice exposed on the surface of Mars. Such studies also aid in assessing the efficacy of an overlying layer of dust or loose regolith material in providing a barrier to free evaporation and thus prolong the lifetime of water in locations where its availability to putative living organisms would be significant. A better quantitative understanding of the effects of phase changes of water in the near surface environment would also aid the evaluation of the possible role of water in the formation of currently observed features, such as gullies in cliff walls and relatively short-term changes in the albedo of small surface areas ('dark stains'). Laboratory measurements aimed at refinement of our knowledge of these values are described here. The establishment of accurate values for evaporation rates and their dependence on the physical conditions of temperature, pressure and energy input, is an important benchmark for the further investigation of the efficacy of barriers to free evaporation in providing a prolonged period of survival of the water, particularly as a liquid.

Sears, D. W. G.; Moore, S. R.; Meier, A.; Chittenden, J.; Kareev, M.; Farmer, C. B.




Microsoft Academic Search

AaSraAcr. -We measured rates of oxygen consumption and evaporative water loss (EWL) of Mexican Spotted (Strix occidentalis lucida) and Great Homed (Bubo virginianus) owls in Arizona. Basal metabolic rate averaged 0.84 ccO,gl .h-' for the Spotted Owl and 0.59 cc0, .g- I h- ' for the Great Homed Owl, with apparent thermoneutral zones extending from 17.0-25.2\\




Maximum Evaporation Rates of Water Droplets Approaching Obstacles in the Atmosphere Under Icing Conditions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

When a closed body or a duct envelope moves through the atmosphere, air pressure and temperature rises occur ahead of the body or, under ram conditions, within the duct. If cloud water droplets are encountered, droplet evaporation will result because of the air-temperature rise and the relative velocity between the droplet and stagnating air. It is shown that the solution of the steady-state psychrometric equation provides evaporation rates which are the maximum possible when droplets are entrained in air moving along stagnation lines under such conditions. Calculations are made for a wide variety of water droplet diameters, ambient conditions, and flight Mach numbers. Droplet diameter, body size, and Mach number effects are found to predominate, whereas wide variation in ambient conditions are of relatively small significance in the determination of evaporation rates. The results are essentially exact for the case of movement of droplets having diameters smaller than about 30 microns along relatively long ducts (length at least several feet) or toward large obstacles (wings), since disequilibrium effects are then of little significance. Mass losses in the case of movement within ducts will often be significant fractions (one-fifth to one-half) of original droplet masses, while very small droplets within ducts will often disappear even though the entraining air is not fully stagnated. Wing-approach evaporation losses will usually be of the order of several percent of original droplet masses. Two numerical examples are given of the determination of local evaporation rates and total mass losses in cases involving cloud droplets approaching circular cylinders along stagnation lines. The cylinders chosen were of 3.95-inch (10.0+ cm) diameter and 39.5-inch 100+ cm) diameter. The smaller is representative of icing-rate measurement cylinders, while with the larger will be associated an air-flow field similar to that ahead of an airfoil having a leading-edge radius comparable with that of the cylinder. It is found that the losses are less than 5 percent. It is concluded that such losses are, in general, very small (less than 1 percent) in the case of smaller obstacles (of icing-rate measurement- cylinder size); the motional dynamics are such, however, that exceptions will occur by reason of failure of very small droplets (moving along stagnation lines) to impinge upon obstacle surfaces. In such cases, the droplets will evaporate completely.

Lowell, H. H.



Evaporation Rate of Water as a Function of a Magnetic Field and Field Gradient  

PubMed Central

The effect of magnetic fields on water is still a highly controversial topic despite the vast amount of research devoted to this topic in past decades. Enhanced water evaporation in a magnetic field, however, is less disputed. The underlying mechanism for this phenomenon has been investigated in previous studies. In this paper, we present an investigation of the evaporation of water in a large gradient magnetic field. The evaporation of pure water at simulated gravity positions (0 gravity level (ab. g), 1 g, 1.56 g and 1.96 g) in a superconducting magnet was compared with that in the absence of the magnetic field. The results showed that the evaporation of water was indeed faster in the magnetic field than in the absence of the magnetic field. Furthermore, the amount of water evaporation differed depending on the position of the sample within the magnetic field. In particular, the evaporation at 0 g was clearly faster than that at other positions. The results are discussed from the point of view of the evaporation surface area of the water/air interface and the convection induced by the magnetization force due to the difference in the magnetic susceptibility of water vapor and the surrounding air. PMID:23443127

Guo, Yun-Zhu; Yin, Da-Chuan; Cao, Hui-Ling; Shi, Jian-Yu; Zhang, Chen-Yan; Liu, Yong-Ming; Huang, Huan-Huan; Liu, Yue; Wang, Yan; Guo, Wei-Hong; Qian, Ai-Rong; Shang, Peng



Biology of Myotis thysanodes and M. lucifugus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)—III. Metabolism, heart rate, breathing rate, evaporative water loss and general energetics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Oxygen consumption (OC), weight specific oxygen consumption (VO). heart rate (HR). breathing rate (RR) and evaporative water loss (EWL) differ in adult female Mrotis th.wrnodes and M. ~uc~~uficgus and are significantly related to thermoregulatory performance (regulating or conforming) and to reproductive condition but not to body composttion. spleen or adrenal weights or age class. 2. Multiple regression equation models of




Investigation of the effect of dissolved salts, soil layers, and wind on the evaporation rate of water on Mars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laboratory simulation experiments have been performed to study the stability of water under martian conditions. The first chapter of this thesis is a background introduction into the history of Mars and a description of the evidence for past and present water on Mars. The second chapter describes experiments that were performed on low concentration brine solutions, but were never published. The rest of the thesis is submitted in thesis by publication format. Chapters three and four were published in Geophysical Research Letters and chapter five has been submitted to Mars Polar Science Special Edition of Icarus . The experiments described in this thesis were performed in the planetary simulation chamber in the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Space Simulations at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences. By simulating the conditions on Mars, with the exception of the gravitational constant, we are able to accurately measure the evaporation and sublimation of water and water ice. We measured the evaporation rates of low concentrations of a sodium chloride brine solution, the effect of temperature on eutectic solutions of sodium chloride and calcium chloride brines, the effect of a soil layer on the sublimation rate of ice, and the effect of wind on the sublimation of ice. The results for the evaporation of brine solutions and the results for the sublimation of ice under a soil layer agree very well with theoretical calculations using Fick's Law of Diffusion, as put forth by A.P. Ingersoll and C.B. Farmer, respectively. In contrast, the sublimation rate of ice under varied wind velocities did not agree with previous theory. Therefore, a new theoretical model was developed in order to accurately describe the effect of increasing wind velocity on sublimation rates. The new theoretical model agreed extremely well with experimental data. In performing these experiments, we are better able to understand the behavior of water under martian condition and can be used to determine under what conditions liquid water could exist and how long it would survive under the current environment on Mars. The implications relate to the formation of geologic features such as gullies and the possibility of life on Mars.

Chittenden, Julie Diane



Computation of hypersonic flows with finite rate condensation and evaporation of water  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A computer program for modelling 2D hypersonic flows of gases containing water vapor and liquid water droplets is presented. The effects of interphase mass, momentum and energy transfer are studied. Computations are compared with existing quasi-1D calculations on the nozzle of the NASA Langley Eight Foot High Temperature Tunnel, a hypersonic wind tunnel driven by combustion of natural gas in oxygen enriched air.

Perrell, Eric R.; Candler, Graham V.; Erickson, Wayne D.; Wieting, Alan R.



Turkish Undergraduates' Misconceptions of Evaporation, Evaporation Rate, and Vapour Pressure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on students' misconceptions related to evaporation, evaporation rate, and vapour pressure. Open-ended diagnostic questions were used with 107 undergraduates in the Primary Science Teacher Training Department in a state university in Turkey. In addition, 14 students from that sample were interviewed to clarify their written…

Canpolat, Nurtac



Quantifying nonisothermal subsurface soil water evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accurate quantification of energy and mass transfer during soil water evaporation is critical for improving understanding of the hydrologic cycle and for many environmental, agricultural, and engineering applications. Drying of soil under radiation boundary conditions results in formation of a dry surface layer (DSL), which is accompanied by a shift in the position of the latent heat sink from the surface to the subsurface. Detailed investigation of evaporative dynamics within this active near-surface zone has mostly been limited to modeling, with few measurements available to test models. Soil column studies were conducted to quantify nonisothermal subsurface evaporation profiles using a sensible heat balance (SHB) approach. Eleven-needle heat pulse probes were used to measure soil temperature and thermal property distributions at the millimeter scale in the near-surface soil. Depth-integrated SHB evaporation rates were compared with mass balance evaporation estimates under controlled laboratory conditions. The results show that the SHB method effectively measured total subsurface evaporation rates with only 0.01-0.03 mm h-1difference from mass balance estimates. The SHB approach also quantified millimeter-scale nonisothermal subsurface evaporation profiles over a drying event, which has not been previously possible. Thickness of the DSL was also examined using measured soil thermal conductivity distributions near the drying surface. Estimates of the DSL thickness were consistent with observed evaporation profile distributions from SHB. Estimated thickness of the DSL was further used to compute diffusive vapor flux. The diffusive vapor flux also closely matched both mass balance evaporation rates and subsurface evaporation rates estimated from SHB.

Deol, Pukhraj; Heitman, Josh; Amoozegar, Aziz; Ren, Tusheng; Horton, Robert



Evaporation Rates of Brine on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

While Mars is now largely a dry and barren place, recent data have indicated that water has flowed at specific locations within the last approx. 10(exp 6) y. This had led to a resurgence of interest in theoretical and experimental work aimed at understanding the behavior of water on Mars. There are several means whereby the stability of liquid water on Mars could be increased, one being the presence solutes that would depress the freezing point. Salt water on Earth is about 0.5M NaCl, but laboratory experiments suggest that martian salt water is quite different. We recently began a program of laboratory measurements of the stability of liquid water, ice and ice-dust mixtures under martian conditions and here report measurements of the evaporation rate of 0.25M brine.

Sears, D. W. G.; Chittenden, J.; Moore, S. R.; Meier, A.; Kareev, M.; Farmer, C. B.



Water Management for Evaporatively Cooled Condensers  

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/Calculations · T, %RH of input air (Control to 95°F) · Capacity of the cooling coils · hot water flow rate water tank Evaporator coil #12;Measurements/Calculations · T, %RH of input air (control to 95°F) · Capacity of the system · hot water flow rate · T · Total Power · COP (by division) · Air pressure

California at Davis, University of


Evaporation over fresh and saline water surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation over large water bodies has a crucial role in the global hydrological cycle. Evaporation occurs whenever there is a vapor pressure deficit between a water surface and the atmosphere, and the available energy is sufficient. Salinity affects the density and latent heat of vaporization of the water body, which reflects on the evaporation rate. Different models have been developed to estimate the evaporation process over water surfaces using earth observation data. Most of these models are concerned with the atmospheric parameters. However these models do not take into account the influence of salinity on the evaporation rate; they do not consider the difference in the energy needed for vaporization. For this purpose an energy balance model is required. Several energy balance models that calculate daily evapotranspiration exist, such as the surface energy balance system (SEBS). They estimate the heat fluxes by integration of satellite data and hydro-meteorological field data. SEBS has the advantage that it can be applied over a large scale because it incorporates the physical state of the surface and the aerodynamic resistances in the daily evapotranspiration estimation. Nevertheless this model has not used over water surfaces. The goal of this research is to adapt SEBS to estimate the daily evaporation over fresh and saline water bodies. In particular, 1) water heat flux and roughness of momentum and heat transfer estimation need to be updated, 2) upscaling to daily evaporation needs to be investigated and finally 3) integration of the salinity factor to estimate the evaporation over saline water needs to be performed. Eddy covariance measurements over the Ijsselmeer Lake (The Netherlands) were used to estimate the roughness of momentum and heat transfer at respectively 0.0002 and 0.0001 m. Application of these values over Tana Lake (freshwater), in Ethiopia showed latent heat to be in a good agreement with the measurements, with RMSE of 35.5 Wm-2and rRMSE of 4.7 %. Afterwards the validity of salinity adapted model was tested over different study areas using ECMWF data. It was found that for the original SEBS model and salinity-adapted model over Great Salt Lake, the RMSE were 0.62 and 0.24 mm respectively and the rRMSE 19% and 24%. The evaporation reduction of the Great Salt Lake and the oceans are 27% and 1 %, respectively. In conclusion, SEBS model is adapted to calculate the daily evaporation over fresh water and salt water by integration the salinity factor in the model.

Abdelrady, Ahmed; Timmermans, Joris; Vekerdy, Zoltan



Experimental comparison of the ability of Dalton based and similarity theory correlations to predict water evaporation rate in different convection regimes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper investigates the ability of two widely used evaporation models: Dalton based correlations and similarity theory results by comparing with experimental measurements. A series of experimental investigations are carried out over a wide range of water temperatures and air velocities for 0.01 ? Gr/ Re 2 ? 100 in a rectangular heated pool. The results show that for forced convection regime satisfactory results can be achieved by using the modified Dalton correlations, while, due to ripples appear on the water free surface, similarity theory under predicts the evaporation rate. In the free convection regime, Dalton based correlations even with modification are not able to predict acceptable results. For mixed convection regime, although both the similarity theory and Dalton based correlations without modification are not able to predict the mild non-linearity behavior between water evaporation rate and vapor pressure difference, but they obtain relatively satisfactory results. A dimensionless correlation using the experimental data of all convection regimes is proposed to cover different water surface geometries and air flow conditions.

Jodat, Amin; Moghiman, Mohammad; Anbarsooz, Morteza



The Role of Hysteresis in Reducing Evaporation from Soils in Contact with a Water Table  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporation studies were conducted on three soil types in contact with a water table. For conditions of high evaporativity or increased depth to the water table, it was found that evaporation from the soils was not always in proportion to the rate of evaporation from a free-water surface. Under some conditions there was an inverse relation between evaporation from the

Richard A. Schleusener; A. T. Corey




NSDL National Science Digital Library

The representation is an animation of the water cycle. It shows water evaporating from a large body of water with a descriptive text describing the water cycle process including evaporation, condensation and precipitation. An additional diagram on transport is included.


Thermoelectric integrated membrane evaporation water recovery technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The recently developed Thermoelectric Integrated Membrane Evaporation Subsystem (TIMES) offers a highly competitive approach to water recovery from waste fluids for future on-orbit stations such as the Space Operations Center. Low power, compactness and gravity insensitive operation are featured in this vacuum distillation subsystem that combines a hollow fiber membrane evaporator with a thermoelectric heat pump. The hollow fiber elements provide positive liquid/gas phase control with no moving parts other than pumps and an accumulator, thus solving problems inherent in other reclamation subsystem designs. In an extensive test program, over 850 hours of operation were accumulated during which time high quality product water was recovered from both urine and wash water at an average steady state production rate of 2.2 pounds per hour.

Roebelen, G. J., Jr.; Winkler, H. E.; Dehner, G. F.



Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This demonstration illustrates how the water cycle helps to purify water. Students are introduced to the key terms, which are evaporation and condensation. They discover that evaporation is defined as the process through which a liquid becomes a vapor, while condensation is simply the reverse. Students also learn that in the case of water, the main mechanisms for evaporation and condensation are heating and cooling, respectively.


Spatially Resolved Evaporative Patterns from Water  

E-print Network

Unexpectedly distinct patterns in evaporation were observed over heated water. Although the patterns had chaotic aspects, they often showed geometric patterns. These patterns bore strong resemblance to the infrared emission patterns observable with a mid-infrared camera focused on the water surface. This similarity puts constraints on the mechanism of evaporation, and leads to a general hypothesis as to the nature of the evaporative process.

Ienna, Federico; Pollack, Gerald H



Experimental study on water evaporation from sand using environmental chamber  

E-print Network

and various drying durations were imposed on the soil sample. Atmospheric parameters (air flow rate, relative. The results show that the air and soil temperatures depend on the evaporation process and atmosphericARTICLE Experimental study on water evaporation from sand using environmental chamber Wei-Kang Song

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


Studies on Simultaneous Effluent Evaporation and Water Recovery System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leather tanning industry uses large quantity of water for processing which results in copious quantity of liquid effluent. Disposal of tannery effluent has become a major environmental concern. A new technique has been developed to augment the water evaporation rate from the tannery effluent (soak liquor) and to recover fresh water. In this work, water in the tannery effluent (soak



Water Evaporation: A Transition Path Sampling Study  

E-print Network

We use transition path sampling to study evaporation in the SPC/E model of liquid water. Based on thousands of evaporation trajectories, we characterize the members of the transition state ensemble (TSE), which exhibit a liquid-vapor interface with predominantly negative mean curvature at the site of evaporation. We also find that after evaporation is complete, the distributions of translational and angular momenta of the evaporated water are Maxwellian with a temperature equal to that of the liquid. To characterize the evaporation trajectories in their entirety, we find that it suffices to project them onto just two coordinates: the distance of the evaporating molecule to the instantaneous liquid-vapor interface, and the velocity of the water along the average interface normal. In this projected space, we find that the TSE is well-captured by a simple model of ballistic escape from a deep potential well, with no additional barrier to evaporation beyond the cohesive strength of the liquid. Equivalently, they are consistent with a near-unity probability for a water molecule impinging upon a liquid droplet to condense. These results agree with previous simulations and with some, but not all, recent experiments.

Patrick Varilly; David Chandler



Black hole evaporation rates without spacetime  

E-print Network

Verlinde recently suggested that gravity, inertia, and even spacetime may be emergent properties of an underlying thermodynamic theory. This vision was motivated in part by Jacobson's 1995 surprise result that the Einstein equations of gravity follow from the thermodynamic properties of event horizons. Taking a first tentative step in such a program, we derive the evaporation rate (or radiation spectrum) from black hole event horizons in a spacetime-free manner. Our result relies on a Hilbert space description of black hole evaporation, symmetries therein which follow from the inherent high dimensionality of black holes, global conservation of the no-hair quantities, and the existence of Penrose processes. Our analysis is not wedded to standard general relativity and so should apply to extended gravity theories where we find that the black hole area must be replaced by some other property in any generalized area theorem.

Samuel L. Braunstein; Manas K. Patra



Evaporation from a reservoir with fluctuating water level: Correcting for limited fetch  

E-print Network

Evaporation from a reservoir with fluctuating water level: Correcting for limited fetch J. Tanny a covariance Footprint model Evaporation measurements Evaporation models Wind Radiation s u m m a r y- tions in inflow and outflow rates, thereby complicating the measurement and modeling of evaporation

Katul, Gabriel


Soil, Water and Atmospheric Processes 2h Tutorial Evaporation Simulation of Evaporation.  

E-print Network

Soil, Water and Atmospheric Processes 2h Tutorial ­ Evaporation 1 of 4 Simulation of Evaporation. This tutorial will help reinforce some of the lecture material on water vapour, evaporation and turbulent transfer processes. You will use a simulation model of the evaporation process (essentially the Penman

Moncrieff, John B.


Estimation of Free Water Evaporation from Hamun Wetlands Using Satellite Imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

To study the application of satellite remote sensing to estimate free water surface evaporation a research was carried out in southeast of Iran, Sistan area and Hamun wetlands. An energy balance algorithm called HRSE (Hamun Remotely Sensed Evaporation) was used to estimate the evaporation rate using NOAA-AVHRR images. Energy balance components including net radiation and heat storage in water body

Peyman Daneshkar Arasteh; Massoud Tajrishy


Vapor-based interferometric measurement of local evaporation rate and interfacial temperature of evaporating droplets.  


The local evaporation rate and interfacial temperature are two quintessential characteristics for the study of evaporating droplets. Here, it is shown how one can extract these quantities by measuring the vapor concentration field around the droplet with digital holographic interferometry. As a concrete example, an evaporating freely receding pending droplet of 3M Novec HFE-7000 is analyzed at ambient conditions. The measured vapor cloud is shown to deviate significantly from a pure-diffusion regime calculation, but it compares favorably to a new boundary-layer theory accounting for a buoyancy-induced convection in the gas and the influence upon it of a thermal Marangoni flow. By integration of the measured local evaporation rate over the interface, the global evaporation rate is obtained and validated by a side-view measurement of the droplet shape. Advective effects are found to boost the global evaporation rate by a factor of 4 as compared to the diffusion-limited theory. PMID:24506092

Dehaeck, Sam; Rednikov, Alexey; Colinet, Pierre



Evaporation of Water from Woodlice  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE presence of a waxy layer at or near the outer surface of the epicuticle of insects is well known, and its function in limiting the permeability of the insect integument to water has been fully demonstrated by Wigglesworth1, Beament2 and others. Yonge3 has demonstrated the effect of the epicuticle of certain Crustacea in determining permeability to many substances, and

E. B. Edney



242-A Evaporator water hammer event investigation  

SciTech Connect

On February 28, 1992, at approximately 1053 hours, a water hammer occurred at the 242-A Evaporator Facility located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. The facility's Raw Water/Used Raw Water (RW/URW) system was undergoing operational testing at the time of the event. While trying to establish system water pressure, a downstream pressure control valve was overcome by water pressure and abruptly shut. Approximately 2300 gal/min of raw water flow was established before the valve closed. Supply water pressure was determined to be approximately 105 psig. During preliminary damage assessments a pressure gauge was found overranged and water was observed leaking from various components. Detailed evaluations are being conducted to assess potential damage to the EC-1 Condenser and other equipment associated with the RW/URW systems.

Wegener, D.L.



242-A Evaporator water hammer event investigation  

SciTech Connect

On February 28, 1992, at approximately 1053 hours, a water hammer occurred at the 242-A Evaporator Facility located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. The facility`s Raw Water/Used Raw Water (RW/URW) system was undergoing operational testing at the time of the event. While trying to establish system water pressure, a downstream pressure control valve was overcome by water pressure and abruptly shut. Approximately 2300 gal/min of raw water flow was established before the valve closed. Supply water pressure was determined to be approximately 105 psig. During preliminary damage assessments a pressure gauge was found overranged and water was observed leaking from various components. Detailed evaluations are being conducted to assess potential damage to the EC-1 Condenser and other equipment associated with the RW/URW systems.

Wegener, D.L.



Surface wetness limit high evaporation rates from porous media into convective air flows  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation rate from a porous media reflect a balance between energy input and mass transfer to adjacent air (atmospheric demand) and internal transport mechanisms. For moderate atmospheric demand (<6 mm/day) a constant evaporation rate period is observed (termed stage-1) in which the evaporative flux is supplied by capillary flow from the receding drying front to the surface. Interestingly, increasing atmospheric demand (e.g., higher convective air stream) results in a gradual decrease in evaporation rate during stage-1. Hence, for similar surface water contents the relative evaporation rate decreases under high atmospheric demand. We extended the formulation of Suzuki and Maeda [1968] from static diffusion-convection at the surface adding links with internal transport mechanisms to account for gradual surface drying. Experiments in wind tunnel support the transition in surface wetness to simultaneously accommodate the atmospheric demand with porous media supply rates. The resulting balance is reflected by evaporation rate lower than potential rate over free water surface and different dynamic equilibrium states are reversible as confirmed experimentally. We conducted high resolution Infrared imaging (IR) to identify the structure and persistence of evaporative sites that support the equilibrium evaporation rate. The results are potentially useful for modern numerical models that couple surface and atmospheric flows at small scales, and could be useful for devising efficient drying strategies in industrial applications.

Shahraeeni, E.; Or, D.



The evaporation of the water-sodium chlorides solution droplets on the heated substrate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This work presents an experimental study of the evaporation of a sessile water- sodium chlorides solution drop to open atmosphere on the solid substrate (anodized aluminum) under the varying heat flux. The main parameters defining drop profile were obtained: contact diameter, contact angle, height of the drop. The specific evaporation rate was calculated. The influence of the initial concentration of the evaporated solution to a value of the specific evaporation rate has been found out. The specific evaporation rate decreases with increasing of the concentration.

Orlova, Evgenija; Kuznetsov, Geniy; Feoktistov, Dmitriy




EPA Science Inventory

The technical conununity has only recently addressed the role of atmospheric temperature variations on rates of air-water vapor phase toxicant exchange. The technical literature has documented that: 1) day time rates of elemental mercury vapor phase air-water exchange can exceed ...


Evaporation rates of droplet arrays in turbulent reacting flows  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of regularly ordered droplet arrays facilitate the analysis of local effects on evaporation rates. This work investigates, using Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), the effects of droplet density and flow conditions on evaporation of kerosene droplets in inert and reactive convective environments. A novel model, coupling a mass conservative Level Set approach with the Ghost Fluid method, is used. The

M. R. G. Zoby; S. Navarro-Martinez; A. Kronenburg; A. J. Marquis



Numerical Evaluation of Heat Pulse Technology for Estimation of Evaporation Rates from a Subsurface Drying Front  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil water evaporation plays a crucial role for both the soil surface energy balance and the hydrologic cycle. Recently introduced heat pulse probes (HPP) allow in-situ measurements of subsurface soil water evaporation. The sensible heat component is calculated from soil heat flux densities measured at two depths and the change in sensible heat storage between these depths is measured by the HPP. The latent heat component detectable during stage 2 evaporation is then estimated from the heat balance residual. Although the accuracy of the estimated evaporation rate depends on many factors (i.e., location of sensor needles, soil texture), the theoretical limits of the HPP method have not been thoroughly evaluated. In the study presented, numerical simulations of the soil water evaporation process were conducted for a heat pulse line source to evaluate the capabilities of the HPP method using a high resolution grid (i.e., mm scale). Calculated temperatures at the depths of virtual sensor needles were used for the HPP method and measured subsurface evaporation rates were compared with simulated ones. The impacts of sensor needle depths were also evaluated for tri-needle (THPP) and penta-needle (PHPP) heat pulse probe configurations. Furthermore, the impact of soil texture was evaluated using coarse- and fine-textured soils. Numerical simulations including liquid water, soil water vapor flux and heat transport were conducted using the HYDRUS-1D code.

Sakai, M.; Jones, S. B.; Tuller, M.




Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

PROCESS WATER BUILDING, TRA-605. FLASH EVAPORATOR, CONDENSER (PROJECT FROM EVAPORATOR), AND STEAM EJECTOR (ALONG REAR WALL). INL NEGATIVE NO. 4377. M.H. Bartz, Photographer, 3/5/1952 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID


Ultra-high cooling rate utilizing thin film evaporation  

PubMed Central

This research introduces a cell cryopreservation method, which utilizes thin film evaporation and provides an ultra-high cooling rate. The microstructured surface forming the thin film evaporation was fabricated from copper microparticles with an average diameter of 50??m. Experimental results showed that a cooling rate of approximately 5×104?°C/min was achieved in a temperature range from 10?°C to ?187?°C. The current investigation will give birth to a cell cryopreservation method through vitrification with relatively low concentrations of cryoprotectants. PMID:23093807

Su, Fengmin; Ma, Hongbin; Han, Xu; Chen, Hsiu-hung; Tian, Bohan



Assessment of water droplet evaporation mechanisms on hydrophobic and superhydrophobic substrates.  


Evaporation rates are predicted and important transport mechanisms identified for evaporation of water droplets on hydrophobic (contact angle ~110°) and superhydrophobic (contact angle ~160°) substrates. Analytical models for droplet evaporation in the literature are usually simplified to include only vapor diffusion in the gas domain, and the system is assumed to be isothermal. In the comprehensive model developed in this study, evaporative cooling of the interface is accounted for, and vapor concentration is coupled to local temperature at the interface. Conjugate heat and mass transfer are solved in the solid substrate, liquid droplet, and surrounding gas. Buoyancy-driven convective flows in the droplet and vapor domains are also simulated. The influences of evaporative cooling and convection on the evaporation characteristics are determined quantitatively. The liquid-vapor interface temperature drop induced by evaporative cooling suppresses evaporation, while gas-phase natural convection acts to enhance evaporation. While the effects of these competing transport mechanisms are observed to counterbalance for evaporation on a hydrophobic surface, the stronger influence of evaporative cooling on a superhydrophobic surface accounts for an overprediction of experimental evaporation rates by ~20% with vapor diffusion-based models. The local evaporation fluxes along the liquid-vapor interface for both hydrophobic and superhydrophobic substrates are investigated. The highest local evaporation flux occurs at the three-phase contact line region due to proximity to the higher temperature substrate, rather than at the relatively colder droplet top; vapor diffusion-based models predict the opposite. The numerically calculated evaporation rates agree with experimental results to within 2% for superhydrophobic substrates and 3% for hydrophobic substrates. The large deviations between past analytical models and the experimental data are therefore reconciled with the comprehensive model developed here. PMID:24320680

Pan, Zhenhai; Dash, Susmita; Weibel, Justin A; Garimella, Suresh V



Exploring Evaporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students learn what evaporation is and how various factors--time, heat, surface area, and wind--affect it. They also discover that water does not always evaporate at the same rate and saltwater leaves something behind when it evaporates. Finally, students a

Eichinger, John



The dynamics of water evaporation from partially  

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, or in electrospray ionization (ESI)1,2 experiments. Two models for the formation of solvent-free ions in ESI have from solutions of, for example, proteins. Then evaporation of the solvent leads to dry protein ions), whereas the CRM proposes solvent evaporation from even smaller droplets (

Elber, Ron


Evaporation of forsterite in the primordial solar nebula; rates and accompanied isotopic fractionation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporation rates of forsterite in the primordial solar nebula were modeled. There are 3 evaporation regimes expected: 1. free evaporation-dominated (FED) regime, where forsterite evaporates as free evaporation, 2. hydrogen reaction-dominated (HRD) regime, where the evaporation is affected by H2 gas, and 3. H2O\\/H2 buffer-dominated (HBD) regime, where the evaporation is controlled by redox states buffered by the H2O\\/H2 ratio

Akira Tsuchiyama; Shogo Tachibana; Toshio Takahashi



Calculations of evaporative losses using stable water isotope composition in dry climates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporative loss from surface waters is a major component of the hydrological cycle in arid zones, restricting recharge to aquifers and limiting the persistence of surface water bodies. Calculation of evaporative loss is founded on the so-called Craig-Gordon model (C-G), and the stable hydrogen and oxygen isotope composition of water can be successfully used to estimate progressive evaporation. The advantage of this approach is that it does not require monitoring of water levels, inflow and outflow rates. However, the precision and reliability of calculations in very hot and dry climates can be compromised by variable isotope composition of air moisture, which thus needs to be calibrated for C-G model calculations. In this study, we tested the range of uncertainty in the estimation of evaporative losses by cross-validating a simplified stable isotope model with field pan evaporation experiments. The use of standardized pans (1.2 m diameter, max volume 300 dm3) allowed simulation of fast evaporation from shallow water bodies in hot and dry climates (mean daily temperature 29° C and relative humidity between 19 and 26% RH during an 11 day experiment). The stable isotope composition of water in pans changed from -8.23o (?18O) and -56o (?2H) to approximately +6.0o (?18O) and +2.4o (?2H), reflecting evaporative losses of 56% in sun and 53% in shade. The maximum difference between observed (measured in the field) and calculated evaporative losses was

Skrzypek, Grzegorz; Mydlowski, Adam; Dogramaci, Shawan; Hedley, Paul; Gibson, John; Grierson, Pauline



The continuous similarity model of bulk soil-water evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The continuous similarity model of evaporation is described. In it, evaporation is conceptualized as a two stage process. For an initially moist soil, evaporation is first climate limited, but later it becomes soil limited. During the latter stage, the evaporation rate is termed evaporability, and mathematically it is inversely proportional to the evaporation deficit. A functional approximation of the moisture distribution within the soil column is also included in the model. The model was tested using data from four experiments conducted near Phoenix, Arizona; and there was excellent agreement between the simulated and observed evaporation. The model also predicted the time of transition to the soil limited stage reasonably well. For one of the experiments, a third stage of evaporation, when vapor diffusion predominates, was observed. The occurrence of this stage was related to the decrease in moisture at the surface of the soil. The continuous similarity model does not account for vapor flow. The results show that climate, through the potential evaporation rate, has a strong influence on the time of transition to the soil limited stage. After this transition, however, bulk evaporation is independent of climate until the effects of vapor flow within the soil predominate.

Clapp, R. B.



Dynamics of Soil Water Evaporation during Soil Drying: Laboratory Experiment and Numerical Analysis  

PubMed Central

Laboratory and numerical experiments were conducted to investigate the evolution of soil water evaporation during a continuous drying event. Simulated soil water contents and temperatures by the calibrated model well reproduced measured values at different depths. Results show that the evaporative drying process could be divided into three stages, beginning with a relatively high evaporation rate during stage 1, followed by a lower rate during transient stage and stage 2, and finally maintaining a very low and constant rate during stage 3. The condensation zone was located immediately below the evaporation zone in the profile. Both peaks of evaporation and condensation rate increased rapidly during stage 1 and transition stage, decreased during stage 2, and maintained constant during stage 3. The width of evaporation zone kept a continuous increase during stages 1 and 2 and maintained a nearly constant value of 0.68?cm during stage 3. When the evaporation zone totally moved into the subsurface, a dry surface layer (DSL) formed above the evaporation zone at the end of stage 2. The width of DSL also presented a continuous increase during stage 2 and kept a constant value of 0.71?cm during stage 3. PMID:24489492

Han, Jiangbo; Zhou, Zhifang



Interpreting the H/D Isotope Fractionation of Liquid Water DuringEvaporation Without Condensation  

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A theoretical model of liquid water evaporation has been developed to interpret results from a recent experimental investigation of isotope fractionation during free evaporation. It is established that the free evaporation isotope fractionation factors ({alpha}{sub evap}) are primarily influenced by the nature of the intermolecular interactions between water molecules, namely, the condensed phase hindered translational and librational frequencies at the surface. The dependence of {alpha}{sub evap} on the isotopic composition of the liquid can be understood in terms of small variations in these frequencies with isotopic composition. This result suggests that the explicit nature of the solvation environment directly influences evaporation rates from liquids. The sensitivity of the calculated evaporation coefficient for liquid water to both temperature and isotope composition is also explored.

Cappa, Christopher D.; Smith, Jared D.; Drisdell, Walter S.; Saykally, Richard J.; Cohen, Ronald C.



Charge separation at evaporation and vapor growth of ice and water  

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A mathematical model of the interface charging at evaporation and growth of ice and water phases from vapor is proposed. This model takes into account the competition between the two mechanisms of charge separation, one of which is based on protons and the other involves orientational defects. The first mechanism leads to the accumulation of a positive charge by ice and water during evaporation, while the second one provides negative charge accumulation. The protonic mechanism dominates at low velocities of the evaporation front with respect to the condensed phase material (lower than 10{sup -11}-10{sup -9} m/s). At high rates, the mechanism based on orientational defects is dominant. When vapor is condensed, and, correspondingly, the ice and water phases grow, the charge polarity is opposite to the polarity in the case of evaporation. The proposed model adequately describes the experimentally observed interface electric current and the signs of phase charges during evaporation and condensation.

Shavlov, A. V., E-mail: [Russian Academy of Sciences, Earth Cryosphere Institute, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)



Nanoparticle enhanced evaporation of liquids: A case study of silicone oil and water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation is a fundamental physical phenomenon, of which many challenging questions remain unanswered. Enhanced evaporation of liquids in some occasions is of enormous practical significance. Here we report the enhanced evaporation of the nearly permanently stable silicone oil by dispersing with nanopariticles including CaTiO3, anatase and rutile TiO2. An evaporation rate as high as 1.33 mg/h.cm2 was measured in silicone oil when dispersed with 100 nm-sized CaTiO3 particles. Dependence of evaporation rate on the chemistry, size and structure of the particles suggests that some weak absorption sites on the particles half floating on the liquid surface are responsible for the facilitated evaporation of liquid molecules. Enhanced evaporation is also observed for water when dispersed with anatase TiO2 particles. The results can inspire the research of atomistic mechanism for nanoparticle enhanced evaporation and exploration of evaporation control techniques for treatment of oil pollution and restoration of dirty water.

Zhang, Wenbin; Shen, Rong; Lu, Kunquan; Ji, Ailing; Cao, Zexian



17Oexcess in evaporated desert waters and vapor from evaporation experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Oxygen and hydrogen isotopes are classical proxies for the investigation of climatic effects in hydrological processes. The combination of the isotopic ratios 17O/16O and 18O/16O in water allowed the determination of mass dependent processes and enabled differentiation between equilibrium and kinetic fractionation (Barkan and Luz, 2007). In analogy to d-excess, deviation in ?17O from the global average trend of meteoric water is defined as: 17Oexcess = ?'17O - 0.528 × ?'18O 17Oexcess depends on the impact of diffusive evaporation into air and thus reflects relative humidity conditions. The isotope ratios of water ?17O and ?18O were determined by isotope ratio gas mass spectrometry in dual inlet mode on a ThermoFinnigan MAT 253. The oxygen was extracted by water fluorination with CoF3. Our average measurement precision for ?17O is ×0.03 ‰, for ?18O ×0.05 ‰ and for 17Oexcess approximately ×7 per meg (1?). We compared 17Oexcess in natural waters from the highly arid deserts of Sistan (East Iran) and Atacama (Chile) with data obtained from evaporation experiments. In these experiments, water was evaporated into a stream of dry nitrogen and vapor collected cryogenically. The data show a systematic depletion of 17Oexcess in water with increasing degree of evaporation in the residual water body. Most negative 17Oexcess were determined for samples from ponds (Sistan) and salars (Atacama). These strongly evaporated samples indicate an evaporation development, following a fractionation trend (?) of approximately 0.523. The evaporation experiment shows a ? of 0.525 and is in agreement with water data from an experiment by Barkan and Luz (2007). The difference between natural and experimental evaporation suggests either different evaporation kinetics in the natural environment, variable proportion of kinetic and equilibrium fractionation, or additional diffusive processes during ground water seepage. References: Barkan, E. and Luz, L. (2007). Diffusivity fractionations of H216O/H217O and H216O/H218O in air and their implications for isotope hydrology. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., Vol. 21, pp. 2999-3005.

Surma, J.; Assonov, S.; Staubwasser, M.



Evaporation estimates from the Dead Sea and their implications on its water balance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Dead Sea (DS) is a terminal hypersaline water body situated in the deepest part of the Jordan Valley. There is a growing interest in linking the DS to the open seas due to severe water shortages in the area and the serious geological and environmental hazards to its vicinity caused by the rapid level drop of the DS. A key issue in linking the DS with the open seas would be an accurate determination of evaporation rates. There exist large uncertainties of evaporation estimates from the DS due to the complex feedback mechanisms between meteorological forcings and thermophysical properties of hypersaline solutions. Numerous methods have been used to estimate current and historical (pre-1960) evaporation rates, with estimates differing by ˜100%. Evaporation from the DS is usually deduced indirectly using energy, water balance, or pan methods with uncertainty in many parameters. Accumulated errors resulting from these uncertainties are usually pooled into the estimates of evaporation rates. In this paper, a physically based method with minimum empirical parameters is used to evaluate historical and current evaporation estimates from the DS. The more likely figures for historical and current evaporation rates from the DS were 1,500-1,600 and 1,200-1,250 mm per annum, respectively. Results obtained are congruent with field observations and with more elaborate procedures.

Oroud, Ibrahim M.



Calculation of Reactive-evaporation Rates of Chromia  

SciTech Connect

A methodology is developed to calculate Cr-evaporation rates from Cr2O3 with a flat planar geometry. Variables include temperature, total pressure, gas velocity, and gas composition. The methodology was applied to solid-oxide, fuel cell conditions for metallic interconnects and to advanced-steam turbines conditions. The high velocities and pressures of the advanced steam turbine led to evaporation predictions as high as 5.18 9 10-8 kg/m2/s of CrO2(OH)2(g) at 760 °C and 34.5 MPa. This is equivalent to 0.080 mm per year of solid Cr loss. Chromium evaporation is expected to be an important oxidation mechanism with the types of nickel-base alloys proposed for use above 650 °C in advanced-steam boilers and turbines. It is shown that laboratory experiments, with much lower steam velocities and usually much lower total pressure than found in advanced steam turbines, would best reproduce chromium-evaporation behavior with atmospheres that approach either O2 + H2O or air + H2O with 57% H2O.

Holcomb, G.R.



Analysis of evaporative water loss in the Skylab astronauts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Daily evaporative water losses (EWL) during the three Skylab missions were measured using the indirect mass and water balance techniques. A mean inflight EWL of 860 ml/day-m 2 was obtained for nine men who averaged one hour of daily exercise. Although it was expected the EWL would increase in the hypobaric environment of Skylab (1/3 atmosphere), an average decrease from preflight sea level conditions of 11 percent was measured. The results suggest that weightlessness may have been a factor in modifying EWL primarily by decreasing sweat losses during exercise and possibly by reducing insensible skin losses as well. The weightless environment apparently promotes the formation of a sweat film on the skin surface both directly, by reducing heat and mass convective flow and sweat drippage, and perhaps indirectly by inducing measurable biochemical changes resulting in high initial sweating rates. It is proposed that these high levels of skin wettedness favor sweat suppression by a previously described mechanism.

Leonard, J. I.



Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator; An Enhanced Evaporative Cooling Systems for the Advanced Extravehicular Mobility Unit Portable Life Support System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator - Baseline heat rejection technology for the Portable Life Support System of the Advanced EMU center dot Replaces sublimator in the current EMU center dot Contamination insensitive center dot Can work with Lithium Chloride Absorber Radiator in Spacesuit Evaporator Absorber Radiator (SEAR) to reject heat and reuse evaporated water The Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator (SWME) is being developed to replace the sublimator for future generation spacesuits. Water in LCVG absorbs body heat while circulating center dot Warm water pumped through SWME center dot SWME evaporates water vapor, while maintaining liquid water - Cools water center dot Cooled water is then recirculated through LCVG. center dot LCVG water lost due to evaporation (cooling) is replaced from feedwater The Independent TCV Manifold reduces design complexity and manufacturing difficulty of the SWME End Cap. center dot The offset motor for the new BPV reduces the volume profile of the SWME by laying the motor flat on the End Cap alongside the TCV.

Bue, Grant C.; Makinen, Janice V.; Miller, Sean.; Campbell, Colin; Lynch, Bill; Vogel, Matt; Craft, Jesse; Petty, Brian



Physically modeling operative temperatures and evaporation rates in amphibians  

USGS Publications Warehouse

(1) We designed a physical model that simulates the thermal and evaporative properties of live Western toads (Bufo boreas). (2) In controlled tests, the model tracked the body temperature of live toads with an average error of 0.3??0.03??C (test range=4-30??C). (3) It estimated the evaporative water loss of live toads with an average error of 0.35-0.65 g/h, or about 14% (test range=0.7-9 g/h). (4) Data collected with this physical model should provide an effective way for biologists to better understand habitat selection in toads and other amphibians. ?? 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Bartelt, P. E.; Peterson, C. R.



Temperature dependence of the vapor pressure and evaporation coefficient of supercooled water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

report measurements of the vapor pressure of water over the supercooled temperature range 248 to 273 K derived from evaporation kinetics measurements of single water droplets. Accurate measurements of the relative humidity of the surrounding gas phase are derived from comparative and sequential measurements of the evaporation kinetics of droplets containing sodium chloride. The temperature dependence of the vapor pressure of supercooled water is shown to conform closely to the parameterization provided by Murphy and Koop (2005) once the uncertainties in experimental and thermophysical parameters are accounted for by ensuring an accurate representation of evaporation rates at temperatures above 273 K. Further, from a sensitivity analysis of all of the data over the full temperature range from 248 to 293 K, we can conclude that the evaporation coefficient of water, and thus the mass accommodation coefficient, is greater than, or equal to, 0.5.

Davies, James F.; Miles, Rachael E. H.; Haddrell, Allen E.; Reid, Jonathan P.



Studying biofuel aerosol evaporation rates with single particle manipulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The significant increase in the air pollution, and the impact on climate change due to the burning of fossil fuel has led to the research of alternative energies. Bio-ethanol obtained from a variety of feedstocks can provide a feasible solution. Mixing bio-ethanol with gasoline leads to a reduction in CO emission and in NOx emissions compared with the use of gasoline alone. However, adding ethanol leads to a change in the fuel evaporation. Here we present a preliminary investigation of evaporation times of single ethanol-gasoline droplets. In particular, we investigated the different evaporation rate of the droplets depending on the variation in the percentage of ethanol inside them. Two different techniques have been used to trap the droplets. One makes use of a 532nm optical tweezers set up, the other of an electrodynamics balance (EDB). The droplets decreasing size was measured using video analysis and elastic light scattering respectively. In the first case measurements were conducted at 293.15 K and ambient humidity. In the second case at 280.5 K and a controlled environment has been preserved by flowing nitrogen into the chamber. Binary phase droplets with a higher percentage of ethanol resulted in longer droplet lifetimes. Our work also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each technique for such studies. In particular it is challenging to trap droplets with low ethanol content (such as pure gasoline) by the use of EDB. Conversely such droplets are trivial to trap using optical tweezers.

Corsetti, S.; Miles, R. E. H.; Reid, J. P.; Kiefer, J.; McGloin, D.



Numerical evaluation of subsurface soil water evaporation derived from sensible heat balance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A recently introduced measurement approach allows in situ determination of subsurface soil water evaporation by means of heat-pulse probes (HPP). The latent heat component of subsurface evaporation is estimated from the residual of the sensible heat balance. This heat balance method requires measurement of vertical soil temperature and estimates of thermal properties for soil water evaporation determination. Our objective was to employ numerically simulated thermal and hydraulic processes using constant or diurnally cycled surface boundary conditions to evaluate and understand this technique. Three observation grid spacings, namely, 6 mm (tri-needle HPP), 3 mm (penta-needle HPP) and 1 mm, along with three soil textures (sand, silt, and silty clay) were used to test the heat balance method. The comparison of heat balance-based evaporation rate estimates with an independent soil profile water balance revealed substantial errors when thermal conductivity ? was averaged spatially across the evaporation front. Since the conduction component of heat flux is the dominant process at the evaporation front, the estimation of evaporation rate was significantly improved using depth-dependent ? instead of a space-averaged ?. A near-surface "undetectable zone" exists, where the heat balance calculation is irreconcilable, resulting in underestimation of total subsurface evaporation. The method performs better for medium- and coarse-textured soils than for fine-textured soils, where portions of the drying front may be maintained longer within the undetectable zone. Using smaller temperature sensor spacing near the soil surface minimized underestimation from the undetectable zone and improved accuracy of total subsurface evaporation rate estimates.

Sakai, Masaru; Jones, Scott B.; Tuller, Markus



A simulation model for evaporation of defrosted water in household refrigerators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a simple dynamic simulation model for predicting the evaporation rates of defrosted water from water trays in domestic refrigerators. The model was successfully tested for one domestic refrigerator. The model was used to investigate the effect of different variables (ambient temperature, relative humidity, air velocity, compressor heat, auxiliary condenser) by comparing eight different arrangements with each other

P. K. Bansal; G. Xie



Evaporative system for water and beverage refrigeration in hot countries  

E-print Network

beverages cool in hot arid regions. The system uses a flow of air that flows around a water container, whichEvaporative system for water and beverage refrigeration in hot countries A Saleh1 and MA Al-Nimr2 1 is wrapped in a wet fabric. The air before being introduced could be dehumidified and cooled to capture more


Evaporative water loss in the new-born baby  

PubMed Central

1. Measurements of total evaporative water loss (EWL) were made on sixty-three premature and full-term babies 0-65 days after birth within a closed Perspex chamber under varied environmental conditions by measuring the flow and absolute humidity of air entering and leaving the chamber. Control experiments suggested that the method underestimated loss by about 5%. Measurements of O2 consumption were made concurrently by recording the volume change of the closed gas circuit. 2. The total basal EWL averaged 10·8 g H2O/ in infants 2-10 days old when ambient water vapour pressure (PH2O) was 18 mm Hg; basal EWL was correlated with basal metabolic rate at all ages studied and evaporative heat loss accounted for ? 23% of basal heat production. 3. Respiratory water loss was measured by detecting the water added to air at 33° C passed across the face of eight infants in a trunk plethysmograph. Respiratory water loss was inversely related to the water vapour content of the inspired air; gas appeared to leave the nose ? 95% sat. at 35·6° C. 4. Measurements of total EWL were obtained when humidity was varied and skin loss was calculated by subtracting estimated respiratory loss from total loss; changing PH2O from 7 to 25 mm Hg appeared to decrease basal skin water loss by only 1·5 g/ 5. No consistent changes in EWL were obtained when environmental temperature (TE) was varied between 28 and 34° C. Active sweating occurred in infants 0-10 days old born within 3 weeks of term when TE exceeded 34-35° C and rectal temperature (TR) rose above 37·2° C. The threshold rectal temperature at which sweating was detected fell significantly in the first 10 days of life; EWL increased two to fourfold when TR rose to between 37·5 and 37·8° C. 6. In infants of less than 215 days post-conceptual age (term ? 268 days) EWL increased less than 50% at TR 37·7-37·8° C; it is concluded that the sweating mechanism is defective in these infants. PMID:5765850

Hey, E. N.; Katz, G.



Black Hole Evaporation Rates without Spacetime Samuel L. Braunstein and Manas K. Patra  

E-print Network

Black Hole Evaporation Rates without Spacetime Samuel L. Braunstein and Manas K. Patra Computer tentative step in such a program, we derive the evaporation rate (or radiation spectrum) from black hole hole evaporation, symmetries therein which follow from the inherent high dimensionality of black holes

Braunstein, Samuel L.


On the remote measurement of evaporation rates from bare wet soil under variable cloud cover  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Evaporation rates from a natural wet soil surface are calculated from an energy balance equation at 0.1-hour intervals. A procedure is developed for calculating the heat flux through the soil surface from a harmonic analysis of the surface temperature curve. The evaporation integrated over an entire 24-hour period is compared with daily evaporation rates obtained from published models.

Auer, S.



A Mass Function Constraint on Extrasolar Giant Planet Evaporation Rates  

E-print Network

The observed mass function for all known extrasolar giant planets (EGPs) varies approximately as M^{-1} for mass M between 0.2 Jupiter masses (M_J) and 5 M_J. In order to study evaporation effects for highly-irradiated EGPs in this mass range, we have constructed an observational mass function for a subset of EGPs in the same mass range but with orbital radii mass function for such highly-irradiated EGPs agrees quantitatively with the M^{-1} law, implying that the mass function for EGPs is preserved despite migration to small orbital radii. Unless there is a remarkable compensation of mass-dependent orbital migration for mass-dependent evaporation, this result places a constraint on orbital migration models and rules out the most extreme mass loss rates in the literature. A theory that predicts more moderate mass loss gives a mass function that is closer to observed statistics but still disagrees for M < 1 M_J.

W. B Hubbard; M. Hattori; A. Burrows; I. Hubeny



Gas scavenging of insoluble vapors: Condensation of methyl salicylate vapor onto evaporating drops of water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have observed the evaporation of acoustically levitated water drops at 0 and 32% relative humidity in a moving gas stream which is nearly saturated with methyl salicylate vapor. The initial evaporation rate is characteristic of a pure water drop and gradually slows until the evaporation rate becomes that of pure methyl salicylate. The quantity of condensed methyl salicylate exceeds its Henry's law solubility in water by factors of more than 30-50. This apparent violation of Henry's law agrees with the concentration enhancements in the liquid phase found by glotfelty et al. (1987, Nature235, 602-605) during their field measurements of organophorus pesticides in fog water. Under our conditions, visual evidence demonstrates the presence of two liquid phases, thus invalidating the use of Henry's law. A continuum evaporation-condensation model for an immiscible two-component system which accounts for evaporative self-cooling of the drop correctly predicts the amount of methyl salicylate condensed onto the water drops.

Seaver, Mark; Peele, J. R.; Rubel, Glenn O.


In situ measurement and dynamic control of the evaporation rate in vapor diffusion crystallization of proteins  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A special device with a weight-sensitive facility was designed for monitoring and controlling the water evaporation in vapor diffusion protein crystallization. The device made it possible to measure the weight of the drop in real time while the crystallization experiment was going on normally. The precise water equilibration curves under different crystallization conditions could be obtained automatically. By monitoring and controlling the evaporation rate, the crystallization of hen egg-white lysozyme and trichosanthin, a plant protein from Chinese herb, was optimized by regulating the reservoir solution dynamically. The experimental results of these two proteins indicate both the feasibility of the device and the usefulness of dynamic control technique. Compared with traditional crystallization experiments, dynamically controlled crystallization can reduce the number of nuclei, increase the crystal size and save experimental time effectively.

Shu, Zhan-Yong; Gong, Hai-Yun; Bi, Ru-Chang



Physiological responses of a rodent to heliox reveal constancy of evaporative water loss under perturbing environmental conditions.  


Total evaporative water loss of endotherms is assumed to be determined essentially by biophysics, at least at temperatures below thermoneutrality, with evaporative water loss determined by the water vapor deficit between the animal and the ambient air. We present here evidence, based on the first measurements of evaporative water loss for a small mammal in heliox, that mammals may have a previously unappreciated ability to maintain acute constancy of total evaporative water loss under perturbing environmental conditions. Thermoregulatory responses of ash-grey mice (Pseudomys albocinereus) to heliox were as expected, with changes in metabolic rate, conductance, and respiratory ventilation consistent with maintaining constancy of body temperature under conditions of enhanced heat loss. However, evaporative water loss did not increase in heliox. This is despite our confirmation of the physical effect that heliox augments evaporation from nonliving surfaces, which should increase cutaneous water loss, and increases minute volume of live ash-grey mice in heliox to accommodate their elevated metabolic rate, which should increase respiratory water loss. Therefore, mice had not only a thermoregulatory but also a hygroregulatory response to heliox. We interpret these results as evidence that ash-grey mice can acutely control their evaporative water loss under perturbing environmental conditions and suggest that hygroregulation at and below thermoneutrality is an important aspect of the physiology of at least some small mammals. PMID:25163919

Cooper, Christine Elizabeth; Withers, Philip Carew



Re: Fw: Evaporation rates Victor F Labson a Marcja K McNutt  

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History: Marcia, Re: Fw: Evaporation rates t Victor F Labson a Marcja K McNutt This message has% evaporation, 10% dissolution in their reporting, compared to our undifferentiated 38-40%. We were both comforted by the fact that we were consistent. I will adapt our description to read evaporation

Fleskes, Joe


Estimates of Evaporation From Terrestrial Surface Water Bodies Using the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Land surface modeling has led to significant advances in the understanding the role of the terrestrial hydrologic cycle in the Earth system. However, the representation of land surface of in these modeling approaches suffers from drawbacks such as lack of representation of terrestrial surface water bodies. These water bodies play an important role in the hydrological and biogeochemical cycles and thus should be included in the computation of the hydrologic budget. To emphasize the contribution of surface water bodies towards the total terrestrial evaporative flux, we present global estimates of monthly evaporation rates from lakes, rivers and reservoirs. The identification of lakes, river and reservoirs follows from the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database (Lehner and Doll [2004]). Evaporation is estimated using the Penman formulation, using observed global net radiation and temperature data from Langley Surface Radiation Budget data. We compare our estimates with those from other studies for different hydrologic regions of the world (such as the Mississippi and the Congo basins).

Ortiz, V.; Goteti, G.; Famiglietti, J.



Evaporation Correction Methods for Microwave Retrievals of Surface Precipitation Rate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Active and passive microwave remote sensing esti- mates of surface precipitation based on signals from hydrometeors aloft require correction for evaporated precipitation that would otherwise reach the ground. This paper develops and compares two near-surface evaporation correction methods using two years of data from 509 globally distributed rain gauges and three passive millimeter-wave Advanced Microwave Sounding Units (AMSUs) aboard National

Chinnawat Surussavadee; David H. Staelin



Water microdroplets on molecularly tailored surfaces: correlation between wetting hysteresis and evaporation mode switching.  


The evaporation of water microdroplets from solid surfaces was studied using digital contact angle analysis techniques. An inclusive trend for the evaporation process, that is, a switch from the initial constant contact area to the subsequent constant contact angle mode was observed for all surfaces examined, including mixed self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold and "conventional" surfaces such as silicon wafers, polycarbonate, and Teflon. More importantly, it has been shown that the change in contact angle during the evaporation process (i.e., evaporation hysteresis, delta theta(evap), the difference between the initial and "equilibrated" contact angle) correlates well with the wetting hysteresis determined directly (i.e., measuring the advancing and receding contact angles on these surfaces by changing the drop volume). The comparison between mixed SAM surfaces and conventional solids revealed that the evaporation/wetting hysteresis is dominated by the roughness (from nanometer to micrometer scale) rather than the chemical heterogeneity of the surface. The evaporation rates of water microdroplets on these surfaces were also monitored and modeled. PMID:16853306

Soolaman, Dinah M; Yu, Hua-Zhong



Evaporating behaviors of water droplet on superhydrophobic surface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigated the dynamic evaporating behaviors of water droplet on superhydrophobic surfaces with micropillars. Our experimental data showed that receding contact angles of the water droplet increased with the decreasing of the scale of the micropillars during evaporation, even though the solid area fractions of the microstructured substrates remained constant. We also experimentally found that the critical contact diameters of the transition between the Cassie-Baxter and Wenzel states are affected not only by the geometrical parameters of the microstructures, but also by the initial volume of the water droplet. The measured critical pressure is consistent with the theoretical model, which validated the pressure-induced impalement mechanism for the wetting state transition.

Hao, PengFei; Lv, CunJing; He, Feng



Revisiting the parameterization of potential evaporation as a driver of long-term water balance trends  

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Revisiting the parameterization of potential evaporation as a driver of long-term water balance), Revisiting the parameterization of potential evaporation as a driver of long-term water balance trends, herein denoted potential evaporation (Ep), and the available water. 1.2. Water- and Energy

Dai, Aiguo


Evaporation-driven transport and precipitation of salt in porous-  

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Evaporation-driven transport and precipitation of salt in porous- media: A multi-domain approach., 2011 (WRR) c #12;Stages of saline water evaporation � Stages of evaporation: � SS1: High evaporation rate � SS2: Evaporation rate falls subsequently � SS3: Constant low evaporation rate Salinization

Cirpka, Olaf Arie


Evaporation-driven transport and precipitation of salt in porous  

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Evaporation-driven transport and precipitation of salt in porous media: A multi-domain approach et al., 2011 c #12;Stages of saline water evaporation ­ Stages of evaporation: · SS1: High evaporation rate · SS2: Evaporation rate falls subsequently · SS3: Constant low evaporation rate Salinization

Cirpka, Olaf Arie


Bio-inspired evaporation through plasmonic film of nanoparticles at the air-water interface.  


Plasmonic gold nanoparticles self-assembled at the air-water interface to produce an evaporative surface with local control inspired by skins and plant leaves. Fast and efficient evaporation is realized due to the instant and localized plasmonic heating at the evaporative surface. The bio-inspired evaporation process provides an alternative promising approach for evaporation, and has potential applications in sterilization, distillation, and heat transfer. PMID:24821378

Wang, Zhenhui; Liu, Yanming; Tao, Peng; Shen, Qingchen; Yi, Nan; Zhang, Fangyu; Liu, Quanlong; Song, Chengyi; Zhang, Di; Shang, Wen; Deng, Tao



O of water vapour, evapotranspiration and the sites of leaf water evaporation in a soybean canopy  

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d18 O of water vapour, evapotranspiration and the sites of leaf water evaporation in a soybean Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA and 3 Agricultural in water have the potential to diagnose changes in the earth's hydrological budget in response to climate

Lee, Xuhui


Evaporation of tiny water aggregation on solid surfaces of different wetting properties  

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The evaporation of a tiny amount of water on the solid surface with different wettability has been studied by molecular dynamics simulations. We found that, as the surface changed from hydrophobicity to hydrophility, the evaporation speed did not show a monotonically decrease from intuition, but increased first, and then decreased after reached a maximum value. The competition between the number of the water molecules on the water-gas surface from where the water molecules can evaporate and the potential barrier to prevent those water molecules from evaporating results in the unexpected behavior of the evaporation. A theoretical model based on those two factors can fit the simulation data very well. This finding is helpful in understanding the evaporation on the biological surfaces, designing artificial surface of ultra fast water evaporating or preserving water in soil.

Shen Wang; Yusong Tu; Rongzheng Wan; Haiping Fang



Stable isotopes in pedogenic calcite: Can the positive linear covariant trends be used to quantify paleo-evaporation rates?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Paleoclimatological models suggest enhanced evaporation rates in subtropical regions during greenhouse- world conditions. Laboratory evaporation experiments show that calcites precipitated from variably saturated solutions yield a positive linear covariant trend (PLCT) in ?18O vs ?13C values. This investigation experimentally quantifies calcite PLCT so that ?13C of subtropical paleosol calcretes may be used as a regional proxy of paleo-evaporation rates. A series of powdered CaCO3 samples with ?18O and ?13C values of -19.6‰ and -37.2‰ VPDB respectively were dissolved in deionized water in a pressure sealed container; it also contained separate vials of calcite reacted with HCl to generate a range of pCO2 environments, thus simulating a soil atmosphere. The variable pCO2 conditions simulate expected soil atmosphere pCO2 conditions in a calcrete horizon during alternative phases of calcite dissolution and precipitation. After 24 hrs, the solutions were placed in an open beaker in an incubator at 36°C and allowed to evaporate. Aliquots of 100 ?L were removed at 24 hr intervals and the time of calcite crystal nucleation was also noted. Water analyses yielded ?18O enrichments ranging from an initial value of -4.8‰ VSMOW to a range of +10.0‰ to +14.8‰ VSMOW after an evaporation period of 75 hrs. The most enriched water values were attained from the solutions formed under lower pCO2 conditions (more enriched calcite ?18O, ?13C). The array of calcite ?18O vs ?13C values fall upon a PLCT that projects from a theoretical meteoric calcite line (MCL) calculated from the incubation temperature and deionized water ?18O and ?13C values. The precipitated calcite ?18O values range from the MCL value of -8.8‰ VPDB to +0.5‰ VPDB. The higher pCO2 waters precipitated calcite very early during evaporation, and thus the ?18O and ?13C calcite values are slightly enriched relative to the theoretical MCL. The lower pCO2 conditions precipitated calcite late in the evaporation of the fluids, and thus yield more enriched calcite ?18O and ?13C values. Ongoing experiments under warmer and cooler evaporation temperatures will aid in the development of a quantitative model for paleo-evaporation rates from paleosol calcretes.

Gröcke, D.; Ufnar, D.; Beddows, P. A.



Evaporation from three water bodies of different sizes and climates: Measurements and scaling analysis  

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Evaporation from three water bodies of different sizes and climates: Measurements and scaling Abstract Evaporation from small reservoirs, wetlands, and lakes continues to be a theoretical and practical to lake evaporation measurements over three water bodies differing in climate, thermal inertia and degree

Katul, Gabriel


Validation of the doubly labeled water method in growing precocial birds: the importance of assumptions concerning evaporative water loss.  


The doubly labeled water (DLW) method was validated against respiration gas analysis in growing precocial chicks of the black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) and the northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). To calculate the rate of CO2 production from DLW measurements, Lifson and McClintock's equations (6) and (35) were employed, as well as Speakman's equation (7.17) (all single-pool models). The average errors obtained with the first two equations (+7.2% and -11.6%, respectively) differed significantly from zero but not the error obtained with Speakman's equation (average: -2.9%). The latter error could be reduced by taking a fractional evaporative water loss of 0.13, instead of the value of 0. 25 recommended by Speakman. Application of different two-pool models resulted in relative errors of the DLW method of -15.9% or more. After employing the single-pool model with a fractional evaporative water loss value of 0.13, it was found that there was no relationship between the relative growth rate of the chick and the relative error of the DLW method. Recalculation of previously published results on Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) chicks revealed that the fit of the validation experiment could be considerably improved by employing a single-pool model and assuming a fractional evaporative water loss of 0.20 instead of the value of 0.50 taken originally. After employing the value of 0.20, it was found that there was no relationship between the relative growth rate of the chick and the relative error of the DLW method. This suggests that isotope incorporation into new body substances does not cause a detectable error. Thus, the DLW method seems to be applicable in young birds growing as fast as 20% d-1, after making adjustments for the fractional evaporative water loss. We recommend Speakman's equation (7.17) for general use in growing birds when evaporation is unknown. PMID:10603338

Visser, G H; Schekkerman, H



Simulation of lake ice and its effect on the late-Pleistocene evaporation rate of Lake Lahontan  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A model of lake ice was coupled with a model of lake temperature and evaporation to assess the possible effect of ice cover on the late-Pleistocene evaporation rate of Lake Lahontan. The simulations were done using a data set based on proxy temperature indicators and features of the simulated late-Pleistocene atmospheric circulation over western North America. When a data set based on a mean-annual air temperature of 3?? C (7?? C colder than present) and reduced solar radiation from jet-stream induced cloud cover was used as input to the model, ice cover lasting ??? 4 months was simulated. Simulated evaporation rates (490-527 mm a-1) were ??? 60% lower than the present-day evaporation rate (1300 mm a-1) of Pyramid Lake. With this reduced rate of evaporation, water inputs similar to the 1983 historical maxima that occurred in the Lahontan basin would have been sufficient to maintain the 13.5 ka BP high stand of Lake Lahontan. ?? 1991 Springer-Verlag.

Hostetler, S. W.



Respiratory evaporative water loss during hovering and forward flight in hummingbirds.  


Hummingbirds represent an end point for small body size and water flux in vertebrates. We explored the role evaporative water loss (EWL) plays in management of their large water pool and its use in dissipating metabolic heat. We measured respiratory evaporative water loss (REWL) in hovering hummingbirds in the field (6 species) and over a range of speeds in a wind tunnel (1 species) using an open-circuit mask respirometry system. Hovering REWL during the active period was positively correlated with operative temperature (T(e)) likely due to some combination of an increase in the vapor-pressure deficit, increase in lung ventilation rate, and reduced importance of dry heat transfer at higher T(e). In rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus; 3.3g) REWL during forward flight at 6 and 10 m/s was less than half the value for hovering. The proportion of total dissipated heat (TDH) accounted for by REWL during hovering at T(e)> 40°C was <40% in most species. During forward flight in S. rufus the proportion of TDH accounted for by REWL was ~35% less than for hovering. REWL in hummingbirds is a relatively small component of the water budget compared with other bird species (<20%) so cutaneous evaporative water loss and dry heat transfer must contribute significantly to thermal balance in hummingbirds. PMID:22123217

Powers, Donald R; Getsinger, Philip W; Tobalske, Bret W; Wethington, Susan M; Powers, Sean D; Warrick, Douglas R



Absolute evaporation rates of non-rotating neutral polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon clusters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Context. Clusters of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been proposed as candidates for evaporating very small grains, which are thought to be precursors of free-flying PAHs. Evaporation rates have been calculated so far only for species containing up to a few 100-C atoms, whereas interstellar PAH clusters could contain up to ~1000 C atoms. Aims: We present a method that generalises the calculation of the statistical evaporation rate of large PAH clusters and provides rates for species containing up to ~1000 C-atoms. Methods: The evaporation of non-rotating neutral homo-molecular PAH clusters containing up to 12 molecules from a family of highly symmetric compact PAHs is studied. Statistical calculations were performed and completed with molecular dynamics simulations at high internal energies to provide absolute values for the evaporation rate and distributions of kinetic energy released. The calculations used explicit atom-atom Lennard-Jones potentials in the rigid molecule approximation. A new method is proposed to take both inter- and intra-molecular vibrations into account. Results: Without any parameter adjustment, the calculated evaporation rates agree well with available experimental data. We find that the non-rotation assumption has a limited impact on the evaporation rates. The photostability of PAH clusters increases dramatically with the size of molecules in the clusters, and to a lesser extent with the number of molecules in the clusters. For values of the UV radiation field that are typical of the regions where evaporating very small grains are observed, the smallest clusters in this study (~50 C-atoms) are found to be quickly photo-evaporated, whereas the largest clusters (~1000 C-atoms) are photostable. Conclusions: Our results support the idea that large PAH clusters are good candidates for evaporating very small grains.

Montillaud, J.; Joblin, C.



Trade Study for 9 kW Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Sublimators have been proposed and used in spacecraft for heat rejection. Sublimators are desirable heat rejection devices for short duration use because they can transfer large amounts of heat using little mass and are self-regulating devices. Sublimators reject heat into space by freezing water inside a porous substrate, allowing it to sublimate into vapor, and finally venting it into space. The state of the art thermal control system in orbiting spacecraft is a two loop, two fluid system. The external coolant loop typically uses a toxic single phase fluid that acquires heat from the spacecraft and rejects most of it via a radiator. The sublimator functions as a transient topper for orbiting spacecraft during day pass periods when radiator efficiency decreases. The sublimator interfaces with the internal loop through a built in heat exchanger. The internal loop fluid is non-toxic and is typically a propylene glycol and water solution with inhibitors to prevent corrosion with aluminum fins of the heat exchangers. Feedwater is supplied from a separate line to the sublimator to maintain temperature control of the cabin and vehicle hardware. Water membrane evaporators have been developed for spacecraft and spacesuits. They function similar to a sublimator but require a backpressure valve which could be actuated for this application with a simple fully open or fully closed modes. This technology would be applied to orbital thermal control (lunar or planetary). This paper details a trade study showing that evaporators would greatly reduce the consumable that is used, effectively wasted, by sublimators during start up and shut down during the topping phases of each orbit. State of the art for 9 kW sublimators reject about 870 W per kilogram of mass and 1150 W per liter of volume. If water with corrosion inhibitors is used the evaporators would be about 80% of the mass and volume of the equivalent system. The size and mass increases to about 110% if the internal fluid is 50% propylene glycol/50% water. The true benefit comes from the backpressure valve, that prevents the cyclical shutdown/startup loss of the sublimator and amounts to as much as 0.85 kg per orbit.

Bue, Grant C.; Ungar, Gene; Stephan, Ryan



Evaporation Rate Study and NDMA Formation from UDMH/NO2 Reaction Products  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Laboratory samples of uns-dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) fuel/oxidizer (nitrogen dioxide) non-combustion reaction products (UFORP) were prepared using a unique permeation tube technology. Also, a synthetic UFORP was prepared from UDMH, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), dimethylammonium nitrate, sodium nitrite and purified water. The evaporation rate of UFORP and synthetic UFORP was determined under space vacuum (approx 10(exp -3) Torr) at -40 ?C and 0 ?C. The material remaining was analyzed and showed that the UFORP weight and NDMA concentration decreased over time; however, NDMA had not completely evaporated. Over 85% of the weight was removed by subjecting the UFORP to 10(-3) Torr for 7 hours at -40 ?C and 4 hours at 0 ?C. A mixture of dimethylammonium nitrate and sodium nitrite formed NDMA at a rapid rate in a moist air environment. A sample of UFORP residue was analyzed for formation of NDMA under various conditions. It was found that NDMA was not formed unless nitrite was added.

Buchanan, Vanessa D.; Dee, Louis A.; Baker, David L.



Impact of Natural Conditioners on Water Retention, Infiltration and Evaporation Characteristics of Sandy Soil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil conditioners i.e., natural deposits and organic fertilizer are used for alleviate some of poor physical properties of sandy soils such as low water retention and inefficient water use, especially in arid and semi-arid regions such as in Saudi Arabia conditions. The present study aims to investigate the impact of clay deposits and organic fertilizer on water characteristics, cumulative infiltration and intermittent evaporation of loamy sand soil. Soil sample was collected from surface layer (0-30 cm depth) of the Agricultural Experiment and Research Station at Dierab, 40 km south west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Two samples of clay deposits (CD#22 and CD#23) collected from Khyleis area, Jeddah-Madina road in addition of commercial Organic Fertilizer (OF) were used in the present study. The experiments were done during August to December 2005 in soil physics laboratory, the soil was mixed with clay deposits and organic fertilizer at rates of 0, 1, 2.5, 5.0 and 10.0% (w/w). The transparent PVC columns were packed with soil to depth of 30 cm every 5.0 cm intervals to insure a homogeneity of soil in columns. The clay deposits (CD#22 and CD#23) and Organic Fertilizer (OF) mixed with the soil were packed in the upper 0-5.0 cm of each soil column. The infiltration experiment was done using a flooding apparatus (Marriot device) with constant head of 3.0 cm over the soil surface. The cumulative infiltration and wetting front depth as a function of time were recorded. The evaporation experiment was conducted in 40 cm long transparent sectioned Lucite cylinders (5.0 cm ID). Fifty millimeters of tap water were applied weekly for three wetting/drying cycles. Cumulative evaporation against time was measured daily by weighing each soil column. The soil moisture distribution at the end of the experiment was determined gravimetrically for each 5.0 cm interval. The results indicated that the three conditioners significantly increased the water constants of mixed soil (i.e., SWC, FC, PWP and AW), but the CD#22 has a superior effect. The results clearly indicated that increasing the application rate of conditioners significantly decreased the cumulative infiltration (D). The decrease in D more pronounced at higher rates. The CD#22 was more effective in reducing the cumulative infiltration. The relationship between (D) as a function of Time (T) was done by fitting the data to the Kostiakov and Philip equations. Increasing the application rate of natural conditioners restricted the wetting front movement and need more time to reach 30 cm depth. The natural conditioners significantly reduced the cumulative evaporation throughout the 3 evaporation cycles. The reduction significantly increased with increasing the application rate, except for the higher rate (10%), which increases the cumulative evaporation under the present conditions. The improvement of soil hydro-physical properties and reduction in water infiltration and cumulative evaporation are good practices for plant growth in region limited in water such as most regions in Saudi Arabia.

Abdel-Nasser, G.; Al-Omran, A. M.; Falatah, A. M.; Sheta, A. S.; Al-Harbi, A. R.


Evaporation From Lake Superior  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation is a critical component of the water balance of each of the Laurentian Great Lakes, and understanding the magnitude and physical controls of evaporative water losses are important for several reasons. Recently, low water levels in Lakes Superior and Michigan/Huron have had socioeconomic, ecological, and even meteorological impacts (e.g. water quality and quantity, transportation, invasive species, recreation, etc.). The recent low water levels may be due to increased evaporation, but this is not known as operational evaporation estimates are currently calculated as the residual of water or heat budgets. Perhaps surprisingly, almost nothing is known about evaporation dynamics from Lake Superior and few direct measurements of evaporation have been made from any of the Laurentian Great Lakes. This research is the first to attempt to directly measure evaporation from Lake Superior by deploying eddy covariance instrumentation. Results of evaporation rates, their patterns and controlling mechanisms will be presented. The direct measurements of evaporation are used with concurrent satellite and climate model data to extrapolate evaporation measurements across the entire lake. This knowledge could improve predictions of how climate change may impact the lake's water budget and subsequently how the water in the lake is managed.

Spence, C.; Blanken, P.; Hedstrom, N.; Leshkevich, G.; Fortin, V.; Charpentier, D.; Haywood, H.



Detailed modeling of the evaporation and thermal decomposition of urea-water-solution in SCR systems  

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-water-solution (UWS) is sprayed into the hot engine exhaust upstream of the SCR catalyst. It is commonly believed of urea concentration inside the droplet during the evaporation process. The effects of solute droplets (composed of water and zirconium acetate) axially injected into plasma. As water evaporates

Boyer, Edmond


Fractionation of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in evaporating water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Variations in oxygen and hydrogen isotope ratios of water and ice are powerful tools in hydrology and ice core studies. These variations are controlled by both equilibrium and kinetic isotope effects during evaporation and precipitation, and for quantitative interpretation it is necessary to understand how these processes affect the isotopic composition of water and ice. Whereas the equilibrium isotope effects are reasonably well understood, there is controversy on the magnitude of the kinetic isotope effects of both oxygen and hydrogen and the ratio between them. In order to resolve this disagreement, we performed evaporation experiments into air, argon and helium over the temperature range from 10 to 70 °C. From these measurements we derived the isotope effects for vapor diffusion in gas phase ( ? for D/H and ?18O) for 18O/ 16O). For air, the ratio ?/ ?18O) at 20 °C is 0.84, in very good agreement with Merlivat (1978) (0.88), but in considerable inconsistency with Cappa et al. (2003) (0.52). Our results support Merlivat's conclusion that measured ?/ ?18O) ratios are significantly different than ratios calculated from simplified kinetic theory of gas diffusion. On the other hand, our experiments with helium and argon suggest that this discrepancy is not due to isotope effects of molecular collision diameters. We also found, for the first time, that the ?/ ?18O) ratio tends to increase with cooling. This new finding may have important implications to interpretations of deuterium excess (d-excess = ?D - 8? 18O) in ice core records, because as we show, the effect of temperature on d-excess is of similar magnitude to glacial interglacial variations in the cores.

Luz, Boaz; Barkan, Eugeni; Yam, Ruth; Shemesh, Aldo



A simple, time-dependent formula for estimating evaporation rates in Texas  

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pan evaporation, EP, for Whitney Dam, Texas . 33 Scatter diagram of the monthly mean of the daily maximum ambient air temperature, T, versus the total monthly pan evaporation, EP, for Ysleta, Texas. 35 10. The mean annual value of daily wind...), and the independent varIable, ambient air temperature (T, ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The mean monthly probability of dry atmos- phere conditions (precipitable water & 1. 00 in) over San Antonio, Texas, after Haker $1969) . 41 44 47 15. The irtercept...

Trenchard, Michael Howard



A physico-chemical properties based model for estimating evaporation and absorption rates of perfumes from skin.  


Because of their potential for inducing allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) if used improperly, perfumes are carefully assessed for dermal safety prior to incorporation into cosmetic products. Exposure assessment for these materials often involves the conservative assumption of 100% absorption of each component. This report describes an improved method to estimate the absorption and evaporation of perfume ingredients from skin, based on their physico-chemical properties. The effect of environmental variables such as temperature and wind velocity can be accounted for in a logical way. This was accomplished using a first-order kinetic approach expected to be applicable for small doses applied to skin. Skin penetration rate was calculated as a fraction of the maximum flux estimated from the compound's lipid solubility, S(lip) (represented by the product of octanol/water partition coefficient, K(octt), and water solubility, S(w)), and molecular weight, MW. Evaporation rates were estimated from a modified Henry's Law approach with a stagnant boundary layer whose thickness is a function of surface airflow, v. At a given value of v, evaporation rate was assumed proportional to the ratio P(vp)/S(lip), where P(vp) is the vapour pressure of the ingredient at skin temperature, T. The model predicts a relationship for total evaporation from skin of the form %evap = 100x/(k+x) where x = P(vp)MW(2.7)/(K(oct)S(w)) and k is a parameter which depends only on v and T. Comparison with published data on perfume evaporation from human skin in vivo showed good agreement between theory and experiment for two closely related perfume mixtures (r(2) = 0.52-0.74, s = 12-14%, n = 10). Thus, the method would seem to have a good prospect of providing skin absorption estimates suitable for use in exposure assessment and improved understanding of dose-related contact allergy. PMID:18503438

Kasting, G B; Saiyasombati, P



Nanoparticle enhanced evaporation of liquids: A case study of silicone oil and water  

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Evaporation is a fundamental physical phenomenon, of which many challenging questions remain unanswered. Enhanced evaporation of liquids in some occasions is of enormous practical significance. Here we report the enhanced evaporation of the nearly permanently stable silicone oil by dispersing with nanopariticles including CaTiO3, anatase and rutile TiO2. The results can inspire the research of atomistic mechanism for nanoparticle enhanced evaporation and exploration of evaporation control techniques for treatment of oil pollution and restoration of dirty water.

Wenbin Zhang; Rong Shen; Kunquan Lu; Ailing Ji; Zexian Cao



Nanoparticle enhanced evaporation of liquids: A case study of silicone oil and water  

E-print Network

Evaporation is a fundamental physical phenomenon, of which many challenging questions remain unanswered. Enhanced evaporation of liquids in some occasions is of enormous practical significance. Here we report the enhanced evaporation of the nearly permanently stable silicone oil by dispersing with nanopariticles including CaTiO3, anatase and rutile TiO2. The results can inspire the research of atomistic mechanism for nanoparticle enhanced evaporation and exploration of evaporation control techniques for treatment of oil pollution and restoration of dirty water.

Zhang, Wenbin; Lu, Kunquan; Ji, Ailing; Cao, Zexian



Influence of surface wettability on transport mechanisms governing water droplet evaporation.  


Prediction and manipulation of the evaporation of small droplets is a fundamental problem with importance in a variety of microfluidic, microfabrication, and biomedical applications. A vapor-diffusion-based model has been widely employed to predict the interfacial evaporation rate; however, its scope of applicability is limited due to incorporation of a number of simplifying assumptions of the physical behavior. Two key transport mechanisms besides vapor diffusion-evaporative cooling and natural convection in the surrounding gas-are investigated here as a function of the substrate wettability using an augmented droplet evaporation model. Three regimes are distinguished by the instantaneous contact angle (CA). In Regime I (CA ? 60°), the flat droplet shape results in a small thermal resistance between the liquid-vapor interface and substrate, which mitigates the effect of evaporative cooling; upward gas-phase natural convection enhances evaporation. In Regime II (60 ? CA ? 90°), evaporative cooling at the interface suppresses evaporation with increasing contact angle and counterbalances the gas-phase convection enhancement. Because effects of the evaporative cooling and gas-phase convection mechanisms largely neutralize each other, the vapor-diffusion-based model can predict the overall evaporation rates in this regime. In Regime III (CA ? 90°), evaporative cooling suppresses the evaporation rate significantly and reverses entirely the direction of natural convection induced by vapor concentration gradients in the gas phase. Delineation of these counteracting mechanisms reconciles previous debate (founded on single-surface experiments or models that consider only a subset of the governing transport mechanisms) regarding the applicability of the classic vapor-diffusion model. The vapor diffusion-based model cannot predict the local evaporation flux along the interface for high contact angle (CA ? 90°) when evaporative cooling is strong and the temperature gradient along the interface determines the peak local evaporation flux. PMID:25105726

Pan, Zhenhai; Weibel, Justin A; Garimella, Suresh V



The inert gas effect on the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An experimental study has been made to investigate the effect of argon and helium on the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium under one atmosphere pressure at temperatures ranging from 500 to 850°C. The experimental results were compared with the maximum rates calculated using the effusion formula as well as with values obtained using two different types of equations based on kinetic theory, diffusion theory, and empirical data. Equations have been derived for expressing the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium in both argon and helium as functions of temperature of the liquid zinc and cadmium. It was found that the rates of evaporation of zinc and cadmium were higher in helium than in argon, with the difference increasing with increasing temperature. It was also found that the experimental results obtained in argon agree with the calculated values better than those obtained in helium.

Wu, P. C. S.; O'Keefe, T. J.; Kisslinger, F.



Surface composition and barium evaporation rate of ``pedigreed'' impregnated tungsten dispenser cathodes during accelerated life testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A study has been made of the surface composition and barium evaporation rate of "pedigreed" impregnated tungsten dispenser cathodes. The effect of air exposure on coated cathodes was examined and was found to have no significant effect on barium evaporation rate although in some cases longer reactivation times were required. No changes in surface topography were apparent following air exposure and reactivation. Life testing was done at 100°C above the typical operating temperature for the cathode, where the typical operating temperature was taken to be 950°C for coated cathodes and 1050°C for uncoated cathodes. The cathodes were examined at different stages of life testing, up to 1200 h. Significant decreases in barium evaporation rates were found after as few as 500 h of life testing. After 1000 h the evaporation rate had decreased more than an order of magnitude. Changes in surface composition were also found. The effects of tungsten particle size, used in manufacture of the billet, on barium evaporation rate were also studied but no correlation was found.

Tomich, D. H.; Mescher, J. A.; Grant, J. T.



Huddling reduces evaporative water loss in torpid Natterer's bats, Myotis nattereri.  


Periodic arousals during hibernation consume most of the winter energy budget for hibernating mammals. Evaporative water loss (EWL) is thought to affect the frequency of arousals and thus energy balance, and might have dramatic implications for over-winter survival and fitness. We hypothesized that huddling affects EWL and energy expenditure in torpid mammals. We tested this hypothesis using bats as a model and predicted that, during torpor, EWL and energy expenditure of huddling individuals would be lower than in individuals that are not in a huddle. We measured EWL and metabolic rate of torpid Myotis nattereri (Kuhl, 1817) huddling in groups or roosting individually. Evaporative water loss in huddling individual bats was almost 30% lower than in solitary animals (P=0.03), even after correcting for the effects of metabolic rate. Our results suggest that conservation of water is a substantial benefit underlying huddling by bats during hibernation. Ultimately, huddling could reduce the total cost of hibernation by reducing the number of expensive periodic arousals from torpor caused by the need to supplement water. PMID:25289993

Boraty?ski, Jan S; Willis, Craig K R; Jefimow, Ma?gorzata; Wojciechowski, Micha? S



Treatment of a waste oil-in-water emulsion from a copper-rolling process by ultrafiltration and vacuum evaporation.  


A process is proposed for the treatment of a waste oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion generated in an industrial copper-rolling operation. The use of demulsifier agents improves the subsequent treatment by techniques such as ultrafiltration (UF) or evaporation. The effluent COD is reduced up to 50% when the O/W emulsion is treated by UF using a flat 30 nm TiO(2) ceramic membrane (?P = 0.1 MPa) and up to 70% when it is treated by vacuum evaporation, after an emulsion destabilization pretreatment in both cases. Increases in the UF permeate flux and in the evaporation rate are observed when a chemical demulsifier is used in the pretreatment step. A combined process consisting of destabilization/settling, UF, and vacuum evaporation can yield a very high-quality aqueous effluent that could be used for process cooling or emulsion reformulation. PMID:21112152

Gutiérrez, Gemma; Lobo, Alberto; Benito, José M; Coca, José; Pazos, Carmen



Evaporation of ethanol/water droplets: examining the temporal evolution of droplet size, composition and temperature.  


The evolving size, composition, and temperature of evaporating ethanol/water aerosol droplets 25-57 microm in radius are probed by cavity enhanced Raman scattering (CERS) and laser induced fluorescence. This represents the first study in which the evolving composition of volatile droplets has been probed with spatial selectivity on the millisecond time scale, providing a new strategy for exploring mass and heat transfer in aerosols. The Raman scattering intensity is shown to depend exponentially on species concentration due to the stimulated nature of the CERS technique, providing a sensitive measure of the concentration of the volatile ethanol component. The accuracy with which we can determine droplet size, composition, and temperature is discussed. We demonstrate that the CERS measurements of evolving size and composition of droplets falling in a train can be used to characterize, and thus avoid, droplet coagulation. By varying the surrounding gas pressure (7-77 kPa), we investigate the dependence of the rate of evaporation on the rate of gas diffusion, and behavior consistent with gas diffusion-limited evaporation is observed. We suggest that such measurements can allow the determination of the vapor pressures of components within the droplet and can allow the determination of activity coefficients of volatile species. PMID:16834174

Hopkins, Rebecca J; Reid, Jonathan P



The inert gas effect on the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experimental study has been made to investigate the effect of argon and helium on the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium under one atmosphere pressure at temperatures ranging from 500 to 850°C. The experimental results were compared with the maximum rates calculated using the effusion formula as well as with values obtained using two different types of equations

P. C. S. Wu; T. J. O'Keefe; F. Kisslinger



The evaporative requirement for heat balance determines whole-body sweat rate during exercise under conditions permitting full evaporation  

PubMed Central

Although the requirements for heat dissipation during exercise are determined by the necessity for heat balance, few studies have considered them when examining sweat production and its potential modulators. Rather, the majority of studies have used an experimental protocol based on a fixed percentage of maximum oxygen uptake (%). Using multiple regression analysis, we examined the independent contribution of the evaporative requirement for heat balance (Ereq) and % to whole-body sweat rate (WBSR) during exercise. We hypothesised that WBSR would be determined by Ereq and not by %. A total of 23 males performed two separate experiments during which they exercised for 90 min at different rates of metabolic heat production (200, 350, 500 W) at a fixed air temperature (30°C, n= 8), or at a fixed rate of metabolic heat production (290 W) at different air temperatures (30, 35, 40°C, n= 15 and 45°C, n= 7). Whole-body evaporative heat loss was measured by direct calorimetry and used to calculate absolute WBSR in grams per minute. The conditions employed resulted in a wide range of Ereq (131–487 W) and % (15–55%). The individual variation in non-steady-state (0–30 min) and steady-state (30–90 min) WBSR correlated significantly with Ereq (P < 0.001). In contrast, % correlated negatively with the residual variation in WBSR not explained by Ereq, and marginally increased (?2%) the amount of total variability in WBSR described by Ereq alone (non-steady state: R2= 0.885; steady state: R2= 0.930). These data provide clear evidence that absolute WBSR during exercise is determined by Ereq, not by %. Future studies should therefore use an experimental protocol which ensures a fixed Ereq when examining absolute WBSR between individuals, irrespective of potential differences in relative exercise intensity. PMID:23459754

Gagnon, Daniel; Jay, Ollie; Kenny, Glen P



The evaporative requirement for heat balance determines whole-body sweat rate during exercise under conditions permitting full evaporation.  


Although the requirements for heat dissipation during exercise are determined by the necessity for heat balance, few studies have considered them when examining sweat production and its potential modulators. Rather, the majority of studies have used an experimental protocol based on a fixed percentage of maximum oxygen uptake (% ). Using multiple regression analysis, we examined the independent contribution of the evaporative requirement for heat balance (Ereq) and % to whole-body sweat rate (WBSR) during exercise. We hypothesised that WBSR would be determined by Ereq and not by % . A total of 23 males performed two separate experiments during which they exercised for 90 min at different rates of metabolic heat production (200, 350, 500 W) at a fixed air temperature (30°C, n = 8), or at a fixed rate of metabolic heat production (290 W) at different air temperatures (30, 35, 40°C, n = 15 and 45°C, n = 7). Whole-body evaporative heat loss was measured by direct calorimetry and used to calculate absolute WBSR in grams per minute. The conditions employed resulted in a wide range of Ereq (131-487 W) and % (15-55%). The individual variation in non-steady-state (0-30 min) and steady-state (30-90 min) WBSR correlated significantly with Ereq (P < 0.001). In contrast, % correlated negatively with the residual variation in WBSR not explained by Ereq, and marginally increased (?2%) the amount of total variability in WBSR described by Ereq alone (non-steady state: R(2) = 0.885; steady state: R(2) = 0.930). These data provide clear evidence that absolute WBSR during exercise is determined by Ereq, not by % . Future studies should therefore use an experimental protocol which ensures a fixed Ereq when examining absolute WBSR between individuals, irrespective of potential differences in relative exercise intensity. PMID:23459754

Gagnon, Daniel; Jay, Ollie; Kenny, Glen P



Evaporation rates of freely falling liquid nitrogen droplets in air  

SciTech Connect

The rates of heat transfer to individual droplets of liquid nitrogen falling freely in air were measured under different air temperatures similar to the conditions in a cryogenic freezing system. High-speed cinephotography was used to measure drop size and velocity. Experimental results of heat transfer rates to individual droplets were analyzed and the data were compared to those obtainable using other types of dimensionless correlations. Droplets of initial size range investigated (2.5-0.72 mm diameter) attained terminal velocities at distances of 4-6 cm freefall away from the drop generator tip. The velocity values used in the correlation of heat transfer data were averaged over the time traveled by individual droplet.

Awonorin, S.O.



Evaporation of water from air-fluidized porous particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The drying rate of wetted porous silica–alumina particles, FCC catalyst, was measured in a 15cm diameter air-fluidized bed with a cloth distributor, containing about 1.5kg catalyst. The particles tolerated the addition of remarkably large quantities of liquid water, up to 50% of the dry weight, without upsetting the fluidization characteristics: evidently the water was accommodated within the porous particle structure.

J. F Davidson; R. B Thorpe; O Al-Mansoori; H Kwong; M Peck; R Williamson



A simulation study of diurnal soil evaporation dynamics using a coupled water, vapour and heat flux model.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Richards equation is often used to simulate water flow in soils considering only isothermal liquid water flow. This implies the assumption that evaporation only takes place at the soil surface. When the soil surface is (partially) wet, the vapour pressure at the soil surface is assumed to be uniform and equal to the saturated vapour pressure so that the evaporation rate can be calculated directly from solving the soil surface energy balance and imposed as a flux boundary condition. For a dry soil surface, a certain threshold pressure head at the soil surface is used as a Dirichlet boundary condition so that the water flux in the soil to the evaporating surface can be calculated. In this contribution we compared simulations of soil evaporation by the Richards equation with a more physically based approach that considers coupled heat, vapour, and liquid fluxes in the soil. The parameterisation of diffusive vapour flux in the soil and through a boundary air layer at the soil surface in these coupled models is, however, strongly debated. Therefore, we investigated the effect of: (i) the enhancement of thermal vapour fluxes that is attributed to thermal non-equilibrium in the soil, (ii) the enhancement of vapour diffusion by turbulent pumping in the upper soil layer, and (iii) the resistance to vapour transfer in the air layer above a partially wet soil surface on simulated evaporation and its diurnal dynamics. For partially wet soil surfaces, the resistance of vapour transfer through the boundary air layer as a function of its thickness and the distance between evaporating surfaces leads to smaller evaporation rates than simulations that assume a uniform vapour pressure in the air at the soil surface. Since 1-D models cannot resolve spatial variations in vapour pressure at the soil surface, this effect cannot be simulated by these models but needs to be parameterized in their boundary conditions. For dry soil surfaces, the simulated diurnal dynamics of soil evaporation differed between the Richards model and the coupled model and were sensitive to the parameterisation of vapour diffusion in the soil. In case vapour diffusion was enhanced by turbulent pumping and enhancement of thermal vapour fluxes was not considered, the diurnal dynamics of the evaporation rate from a dry soil surface that was simulated using the coupled model followed the diurnal dynamics of the evaporation from a wet soil surface. Such a dynamics cannot be reproduced by the Richards model that predicts a monotonic decrease in evaporation rate from a dry soil surface. Using a parameterisation that enhances thermal vapour fluxes led to a reduction of evaporation in the afternoon when thermal gradients are directed downward and to simulated evaporation peaks in the morning and evening. Evaporation rates measured from a bare soil using eddy covariance, which provide information about the diurnal dynamics of evaporation rates, will be used to evaluate the different parameterisations of vapour diffusion.

Vanderborght, Jan; Graf, Alexander; Shahraeeni, Ebrahim; Vereecken, Harry



Models for calculating phreatic water evaporation on bare and Tamarix vegetated lands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Groundwater is the main source of water consumption of natural vegetation in arid regions. It is an effective approach to\\u000a study ecological water demand of natural vegetation by phreatic evaporation. In order to study the ecological water demand\\u000a of Tarim river basin, based on the observation data of phreatic evaporation on bare lands at the Aksu Water Balance Experimental\\u000a station

Shunjun Hu; Changyan Tian; Yudong Song; Xiaobing Chen; Yuetan Li



Partitioning of evaporative water loss into respiratory and cutaneous pathways in Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi).  


The relative contributions of respiratory and cutaneous evaporation to total evaporative water loss (TEWL) and how the partitioning of these two avenues varies with environmental temperature has received little attention in bats. We trained Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi) captured in Pretoria, South Africa, to wear latex masks while hanging in respirometry chambers, and we measured respiratory evaporative water loss (REWL) and cutaneous evaporative water loss (CEWL) over air temperatures (Ta) from 10° to 40°C. The bats' normothermic body temperature (Tb) was approximately 36°C, which increased at higher Ta to 40.5° ± 1.0°C at Ta ? 40°C. Both TEWL and resting metabolic rate (RMR) increased sharply at Ta >35°C, with a mean TEWL at 40°C equivalent to 411% of that at 30°C. The increase in TEWL was driven by large increases in both CEWL and REWL. CEWL comprised more than 50% of TEWL over the entire Ta range, with the exception of Ta ? 40°C, where REWL accounted for 58% of evaporative water loss. Surface area-specific CEWL increased approximately sixfold with increasing Ta. Thermoregulation at Ta approaching or exceeding Tb involved a considerable energetic cost, with RMR at Ta ? 40°C exceeding by 24% that measured at Ta ? 10°C. Our data do not support recent arguments that respiratory gas exchange across the wing membranes represents 5%-10% of the total in E. wahlbergi. PMID:24769711

Minnaar, Ingrid A; Bennett, Nigel C; Chimimba, Christian T; McKechnie, Andrew E



Estimation of soil water evaporative loss after tillage operation using the stable isotope technique  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Application of stable isotopes in soil studies has improved quantitative evaluation of evaporation and other hydrological processes in soil. This study was carried out to determine the effect of tillage on evaporative loss of water from the soil. Zero tillage and conventional tillage were compared. Suction tubes were installed for soil water collection at the depths 0.15, 0.50, and 1.0 m by pumping soil water with a peristaltic pump. Soil water evaporation was estimated using stable isotopes of water. The mean isotopic composition of the soil water at 0.15 m soil depth were -1.15‰ (?18O) and -0.75‰ (?D) and were highly enriched compared with the isotopic compositions of the site precipitation. Soil water stable isotopes (?18O and ?D) were more enriched near the surface under zero tillage while they were less negative down the profile under zero tillage. This suggests an occurrence of more evaporation and infiltration under conventional then zero tillage, respectively, because evaporative fractionation contributes to escape of lighter isotopes from liquid into the vapour phase leading to enrichment in heavy isotopes in the liquid phase. The annual evaporation estimated using the vapour diffusion equation ranges from 46-70 and 54-84 mm year-1 under zero and conventional tillage, respectively, indicating more evaporation under conventional tillage compared with zero tillage. Therefore, to reduce soil water loss, adoption of conservation tillage practices such as zero tillage is encouraged.

Busari, M. A.; Salako, F. K.; Tuniz, C.; Zuppi, G. M.; Stenni, B.; Adetunji, M. T.; Arowolo, T. A.



A Novel Absorption Cycle for Combined Water Heating, Dehumidification, and Evaporative Cooling  

SciTech Connect

In this study, development of a novel system for combined water heating, dehumidification, and space evaporative cooling is discussed. Ambient water vapor is used as a working fluid in an open system. First, water vapor is absorbed from an air stream into an absorbent solution. The latent heat of absorption is transferred into the process water that cools the absorber. The solution is then regenerated in the desorber, where it is heated by a heating fluid. The water vapor generated in the desorber is condensed and its heat of phase change is transferred to the process water in the condenser. The condensed water can then be used in an evaporative cooling process to cool the dehumidified air exiting the absorber, or it can be drained if primarily dehumidification is desired. Essentially, this open absorption cycle collects space heat and transfers it to process water. This technology is enabled by a membrane-based absorption/desorption process in which the absorbent is constrained by hydrophobic vapor-permeable membranes. Constraining the absorbent film has enabled fabrication of the absorber and desorber in a plate-and-frame configuration. An air stream can flow against the membrane at high speed without entraining the absorbent, which is a challenge in conventional dehumidifiers. Furthermore, the absorption and desorption rates of an absorbent constrained by a membrane are greatly enhanced. Isfahani and Moghaddam (Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 2013) demonstrated absorption rates of up to 0.008 kg/m2s in a membrane-based absorber and Isfahani et al. (Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 2013) have reported a desorption rate of 0.01 kg/m2s in a membrane-based desorber. The membrane-based architecture also enables economical small-scale systems, novel cycle configurations, and high efficiencies. The absorber, solution heat exchanger, and desorber are fabricated on a single metal sheet. In addition to the open arrangement and membrane-based architecture, another novel feature of the cycle is recovery of the solution heat energy exiting the desorber by process water (a process-solution heat exchanger ) rather than the absorber exiting solution (the conventional solution heat exchanger ). This approach has enabled heating the process water from an inlet temperature of 15 C to 57 C (conforming to the DOE water heater test standard) and interfacing the process water with absorbent on the opposite side of a single metal sheet encompassing the absorber, process-solution heat exchanger, and desorber. The system under development has a 3.2 kW water heating capacity and a target thermal coefficient of performance (COP) of 1.6.

CHUGH, Devesh [University of Florida, Gainesville; Gluesenkamp, Kyle R [ORNL; Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL; Moghaddam, Saeed [University of Florida, Gainesville



Emergent relation between surface vapor conductance and relative humidity profiles yields evaporation rates from weather data  

PubMed Central

The ability to predict terrestrial evapotranspiration (E) is limited by the complexity of rate-limiting pathways as water moves through the soil, vegetation (roots, xylem, stomata), canopy air space, and the atmospheric boundary layer. The impossibility of specifying the numerous parameters required to model this process in full spatial detail has necessitated spatially upscaled models that depend on effective parameters such as the surface vapor conductance (Csurf). Csurf accounts for the biophysical and hydrological effects on diffusion through the soil and vegetation substrate. This approach, however, requires either site-specific calibration of Csurf to measured E, or further parameterization based on metrics such as leaf area, senescence state, stomatal conductance, soil texture, soil moisture, and water table depth. Here, we show that this key, rate-limiting, parameter can be estimated from an emergent relationship between the diurnal cycle of the relative humidity profile and E. The relation is that the vertical variance of the relative humidity profile is less than would occur for increased or decreased evaporation rates, suggesting that land–atmosphere feedback processes minimize this variance. It is found to hold over a wide range of climate conditions (arid–humid) and limiting factors (soil moisture, leaf area, energy). With this relation, estimates of E and Csurf can be obtained globally from widely available meteorological measurements, many of which have been archived since the early 1900s. In conjunction with precipitation and stream flow, long-term E estimates provide insights and empirical constraints on projected accelerations of the hydrologic cycle. PMID:23576717

Salvucci, Guido D.; Gentine, Pierre



Changing Demands from Riparian Evapotranspiration and Free-Water Evaporation in the Lower Colorado River Basin Under Different Climate Scenarios  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observed and projected trends in riparian evapotranspiration (ET) and free-water evaporation are examined to improve water demand forecasting for use in modeling of lower Colorado River system reservoir operations. While most previous research has focused on the impacts of climate change and climate variability on water supply, the impacts on water demand under changing climate conditions have not been adequately addressed (NRC, 2007 and Reclamation, 2009). Increases in temperatures and changes in precipitation and wind patterns are expected to increase evaporative demands (Bates and others, 2008), potentially increasing free-water evaporation and ET from riparian vegetation; increasing infiltration rates; altering cropping patterns; and changing the temporal and spatial distribution of water deliveries. This study uses observations and projections under changing climate scenarios of hydroclimatic variables, such as temperature, wind, and precipitation, to analyze their impacts on riparian ET and free-water evaporation in the lower Colorado River mainstream downstream of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. The projected changes in evaporative demands were assessed to determine their impacts on water supply and reservoir operations in the Colorado River basin under changing climate conditions. Based on analysis of observed and projected hydroclimatic data from the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) hydrologic model, mean annual daily temperature in the lower Colorado River mainstream reach has increased by 0.8° Celsius (C) from the 30-year period ending in 1980 to period ending in 2010 and is projected to increase by an additional 1.7° C by 30-year period ending in 2060. Analysis of riparian ET derived from the ASCE Penman-Monteith method (Allen et al., 2005, from Monteith, 1965 and 1981) and Westenburg et al. (2006) and free-water evaporation derived from the Penman combination model in Dingman (2008) indicates that combined evaporative demand in the lower Colorado River mainstream increased by 14,800 acre-feet, or 1.8 percent, during the 30-year period ending in 2010, and may increase by an additional 16,600 acre-feet, or 2.0 percent, during the 30-year period ending in 2060, when compared to the period from 1951 to 1980. With this projected increase in evaporative demands, the combined storage of Lake Powell and Lake Mead are projected to decrease by a cumulative volume of 75,400 acre-feet, or 0.15 percent of total conservation capacity, based on 10-year running averages ending in years 2020 to 2060. In addition, average annual shortage volumes in the lower Colorado River basin are projected to increase by 40,000 acre-feet, or 0.30 percent, from 2013 to 2060.

Bunk, D. A.; Piechota, T. C.



Radial water infiltration advance evaporation processes during irrigation using point source emitters in rigid and swelling soils  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryIn this paper we investigate the dynamic water balance of radial flows during irrigation using point source emitters. The components of radial flows of this kind include infiltration simultaneously coupled to the storage and advance on the soil surface, and evaporation into the air while the source continuously supplies water. The soils we consider here can be rigid or swelling. Because the infiltration equations reported for both rigid and swelling soils have an identical mathematical structure, the analysis for rigid soils using Philip's two-term infiltration equation applies to both swelling and rigid soils. As such, we emphasise that our analysis is applicable to both rigid and swelling soils. We first extend the radial Lewis-Milne equation (RLME) given by Rasmussen to analyse the radial flow mechanics by incorporating evaporation as a key component in the radial dynamic water balance. Then we present a set of four solutions of the RLME using Philip's two-parameter infiltration equation and two-term and three-term equations for cumulative evaporation. With the two-term cumulative evaporation equation, we show that the three solutions yield a simple identical asymptotic formulae at large times, which can be used to design the area to be irrigated, or to derive the final infiltration rate, A, and the final evaporation rate, E2. Analyses show that evaporation plays an important role in the radial dynamic water balance at large times, and as expected it plays a minor role during the early stage of irrigation (small time solutions).

Su, Ninghu




EPA Science Inventory

NRMRL-CIN-0988 Smith*, R.L. Predicting Evaporation Rates and Times for Spills of Chemical Mixtures. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene (Ogden, T. (Ed.), Elsevier) 45 (6):437-445 (2001). EPA/600/J-00/125. 03/16/2000 Spreadsheet and short-cut methods have been developed for p...


On the Remote Measurement of Evaporation Rates from Bare Wet Soil under Variable Cloud Cover.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Evaporation rates from a natural wet soil surface are calculated from an energy balance equation at 0.1-hour intervals. A procedure is developed for calculating the heat flux through the soil surface from a harmonic analysis of the surface temperature cur...

S. Auer



Numerical and experimental network study of evaporation in capillary porous media. Drying rates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experiments of evaporation are carried out in a two-dimensional micromodel under quasi-isothermal conditions. Three basic cases are investigated: in the absence of gravity forces, in a stabilizing gravity field and in a destabilizing gravity field. The drying rates are measured and compared to the results of numerical pore network simulations. While an excellent agreement between the simulations and the experiments

Joao Borges Laurindo; Marc Prat



Evaporation from seven reservoirs in the Denver water-supply system, central Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Seven reservoirs in central Colorado, operated by the Denver Board of Water Commissioners, were studied during 1967-73 to determine evaporation losses. These reservoirs, Elevenmile Canyon, Dillon, Gross, Antero, Cheesman, Williams Fork, and Ralston, are located on both sides of the Continental Divide. Methods for computing evaporation include energy-budget, mass-transfer, and pan relationships. Three reservoirs, Elevenmile Canyon, Dillon, and Gross, had mass-transfer coefficients calibrated by energy-budget studies. At the remaining reservoirs, an empirical technique was used to estimate the mass-transfer coefficient. The enery-budget-calibrated methods give the most accurate evaporation values; the empirical coefficients give only a best estimate of evaporation. All reservoirs should be calibrated by energy-budget studies. The pan method of computing evaporation is the least reliable method because of problems of advected energy through the sides of the pan, representative pan exposure , and the irregularity of ratios of reservoir to pan evaporation. (Woodard-USGS)

Ficke, John F.; Adams, D. Briane; Danielson, T. W.



Interactions among evaporation, ice cover, and water temperature on the world's largest lake: Seasonal feedbacks and long-term change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, has enormous impacts on the regional weather and climate. The lake also comprises over half of the total water volume in the Great Lakes system and is an important resource for commercial shipping, water supplies, hydropower, recreation, and aquatic ecosystems. Analysis of historical summer water temperature data and modeled evaporation rates for Lake Superior show significant increases in both parameters in recent decades, while ice cover has been decreasing at a rapid pace. A careful analysis of the long-term trends, however, shows that these changes have not been linear through time. Rather, a pronounced regime shift occurred in 1997/98 that resulted in a drop in ice duration of nearly 40 days, a 3°C increase in summer water temperature, and a near doubling of July-August evaporation rates. Linear regression analysis of data on either side of this step change shows trends which are largely insignificant and even opposite in sign from those of the step change. Using time-lagged correlation and composite analyses, interactions among ice cover, water temperature, and evaporation are explored across seasonal and interannual timescales. Contrary to what is often expected for inland water bodies, evaporation and ice cover do not show a simple, inverse relationship. Rather, seasonal feedbacks and temporal lags lead to complex interactions among multiple variables. For example, high evaporation rates in the autumn are found to be associated with more extensive ice cover during the subsequent winter months, presumably as a result of strong latent heat flux and correspondingly rapid ice onset and growth. In turn, high ice cover leads to cooler summer water temperatures and reduced evaporation rates in late summer and early fall. Thus, the overall relationship between ice cover and annual evaporation totals is often muted and complex. Quantifying these seasonal feedbacks and interactions is important for assessing the potential impacts of future climate change on large-lake systems. Direct measurements of lake surface processes such as evaporation and sensible heat flux are greatly needed to help further this understanding. As such, this study includes an analysis of the first direct observations of evaporation rates on the Great Lakes, using eddy covariance data collected from monitoring stations on Granite Island and Stannard Rock (north of Marquette, Michigan). The data are analyzed over multi-year periods to explore seasonal and interannual variations in latent and sensible heat fluxes over Lake Superior, as well as some of the primary climatic factors driving this variability. Despite the short observational record, the direct measurements of evaporation show seasonal variability during high- and low-ice years that largely mimics those seen in the historical ice cover records and modeled evaporation rates.

Lenters, J. D.; Van Cleave, K.; Blanken, P.; Hanes, J.; Hedstrom, N.; Spence, C.; Suyker, A. E.; Wang, J.



The daily evaporation characteristics of deeply buried phreatic water in an extremely arid region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Measurements of the daily evaporation characteristics of deeply buried phreatic water in an extremely arid area are reported. The results are used to analyze the mechanism responsible for water movement in the groundwater-soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. A closed PVC greenhouse was set up on Gobi land at the top of the Mogao Grottoes where phreatic water is more than 200 m deep. An air-conditioning unit and an automatic weighing scale were placed inside the greenhouse to condense and monitor phreatic evaporation and soil water changes in this extremely arid region. Soil temperature and humidity at various depths (0-40 cm) and other meteorological factors were also recorded on a sub-hourly basis. The relationship between evaporated water and soil water movement was analyzed by observing changes in soil weight, the condensate from the air-conditioning unit, and air moisture. The results show that phreatic water evaporation occurs from this deeply buried source in this extremely arid zone. The daily characteristics are consistent with the variation in the Sun’s radiation intensity (i.e. both show a sinusoidal behavior). In the daytime, most of the soil water does not evaporate but moves to cooler sub-layers. In the afternoon, the shallow soil layer absorbs moisture as the temperature decreases. At night, an abundance of water vapor moves upwards from the sub-layers and supplements the evaporated and downward-moving moisture of the superstratum in the daytime, but there is no evaporation. The stable, upwardly migrating vapor and film water is supported by geothermy and comes from phreatic water, the daily evaporation characteristics of which changes according to soil temperature when it reaches the ground.

Li, Hongshou; Wang, Wanfu; Liu, Benli



Control of Leaf Expansion Rate of Droughted Maize Plants under Fluctuating Evaporative Demand (A Superposition of Hydraulic and Chemical Messages?).  

PubMed Central

We have analyzed the possibility that chemical signaling does not entirely account for the effect of water deficit on the maize (Zea mays L.) leaf elongation rate (LER) under high evaporative demand. We followed time courses of LER (0.2-h interval) and spatial distribution of elongation rate in leaves of either water-deficient or abscisic acid (ABA)-fed plants subjected to varying transpiration rates in the field, in the greenhouse, and in the growth chamber. At low transpiration rates the effect of the soil water status on LER was related to the concentration of ABA in the xylem sap and could be mimicked by feeding artificial ABA. Transpiring plants experienced a further reduction in LER, directly linked to the transpiration rate or leaf water status. Leaf zones located at more than 20 mm from the ligule stopped expanding during the day and renewed expansion during the night. Neither ABA concentration in the xylem sap, which did not appreciably vary during the day, nor ABA flux into shoots could account for the effect of evaporative demand. In particular, maximum LER was observed simultaneously with a minimum ABA flux in the droughted plants, but with a maximum ABA flux in ABA-fed plants. All data were interpreted as the superposition of two additive effects: the first involved ABA signaling and was observed during the night and in ABA-fed plants, and the second involved the transpiration rate and was observed even in well-watered plants. We suggest that a hydraulic signal is the most likely candidate for this second effect. PMID:12223750

Salah, HBH.; Tardieu, F.



Impacts of Evaporation from Saline Soils on Soil Hydraulic Properties and Water Fluxes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Saline soils are common in arid zones, where evaporation from shallow groundwater is generally the major component of the water balance. Thus, accurate quantification of soil water evaporation is crucial to improve water resource management in these regions. Evaporation from saline soils is a complex process that couples the movement of salts, heat, liquid water and water vapor. Precipitation/dissolution reactions can alter the soil structure and modify flow paths. The impact of evaporation from shallow groundwater on soil properties and water fluxes poses a major hydrologic challenge that remains to be answered. As a preliminary approach to consider these effects, we used the SiSPAT model (Simple Soil Plant Atmospheric Transfer) to represent the movement of liquid water and water vapor in a saline soil column subjected to two groundwater levels under nonisothermal conditions. To parameterize the model, we determined the hydraulic properties of the soil before performing the soil column experiments. When the SiSPAT model was run using uniform and constant hydraulic properties, it was unable to predict the moisture and thermal profiles, or the cumulative evaporation. This inability to reproduce the observed data is most likely due to alterations of the soil structure as a result of precipitation/dissolution reactions. When the soil hydraulic properties were allowed to vary in space, the model reproduced the experimental data successfully, suggesting that the structure of the initially homogeneous soil column was modified. It is thus necessary to incorporate salt precipitation to correctly simulate evaporation in saline soils.

Fierro, V.; Hernandez, M. F.; Braud, I.; Cristi Matte, F.; Hausner, M. B.; Suarez, F. I.; Munoz, J.



Effects of water vapor density on cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss and body temperature in green tree frogs (Hyla cinerea).  


Increased cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss (Rc) in tree frogs results in decreased water loss rate and increased body temperature. We examined sensitivity of Rc to water vapor density (WVD) in Hyla cinerea by exposing individual frogs and agar models to four different WVD environments and measuring cutaneous evaporative water loss rate and body temperature simultaneously using a gravimetric wind tunnel measuring system. We found that water loss rate varied inversely and body temperature directly with WVD but that models were affected to a greater extent than were animals. Mean Rc was significantly different between the highest WVD environment and each of the three drier environments but did not differ among the drier environments, indicating that Rc initially increases and then reaches a plateau in response to decreasing WVD. Rc was equivalent when calculated using either WVD difference or WVD deficit as the driving force for evaporation. We also directly observed secretions from cutaneous glands while measuring body temperature and tested secretions and skin samples for the presence of lipids. We found that irregular transient body temperature depressions observed during wind tunnel trials occur due to evaporative cooling from intermittent skin secretions containing lipids, although we were unable to identify lipid-secreting glands. PMID:23995486

Wygoda, Mark L; Kersten, Constance A



The inert gas effect on the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experimental study has been made to investigate the effect of argon and helium on the rate of evaporation of zinc and cadmium\\u000a under one atmosphere pressure at temperatures ranging from 500 to 850°C. The experimental results were compared with the maximum\\u000a rates calculated using the effusion formula as well as with values obtained using two different types of equations

P. C. S. Wu; T. J. O’keefe; F. Kisslinger




Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

PROCESS WATER BUILDING, TRA-605. INSIDE A FLASH EVAPORATOR. INL NEGATIVE NO. 3323. Unknown Photographer, 9/12/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID


Effects of Surface Dipole Lengths on Evaporation of Tiny Water Aggregation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using molecular dynamics simulation, we compared evaporation behavior of a tiny amount of water molecules adsorbed on solid surfaces with different dipole lengths, including surface dipole lengths of 1 fold, 2 folds, 4 folds, 6 folds and 8 folds of 0.14 nm and different charges from 0.1e to 0.9e. Surfaces with short dipole lengths (1-fold system) can always maintain hydrophobic character and the evaporation speeds are not influenced, whether the surface charges are enhanced or weakened; but when surface dipole lengths get to 8 folds, surfaces become more hydrophilic as the surface charge increases, and the evaporation speeds increase gradually and monotonically. By tuning dipole lengths from 1-fold to 8-fold systems, we confirmed non-monotonic variation of the evaporation flux (first increases, then decreases) in 4 fold system with charges (0.1e-0.7e), reported in our previous paper [S. Wang, et al., J. Phys. Chem. B 116 (2012) 13863], and also show the process from the enhancement of this unexpected non-monotonic variation to its vanishment with surface dipole lengths increasing. Herein, we demonstrated two key factors to influence the evaporation flux of a tiny amount of water molecules adsorbed on solid surfaces: the exposed surficial area of water aggregation from where the water molecules can evaporate directly and the attraction potential from the substrate hindering the evaporation. In addition, more interestingly, we showed extra steric effect of surface dipoles on further increase of evaporation flux for 2-folds, 4-folds, 6-folds and 8-folds systems with charges around larger than 0.7e. (The steric effect is first reported by parts of our authors [C. Wang, et al., Sci. Rep. 2 (2012) 358]). This study presents a complete physical picture of the influence of surface dipole lengths on the evaporation behavior of the adsorbed tiny amount of water.

Wang, Shen; Tu, Yu-Song; Wan, Rong-Zheng; Fang, Hai-Ping



Impact of Reservoir Evaporation and Evaporation Suppression on Water Supply Capabilities  

E-print Network

Availability Modeling (WAM) System which consists of the Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) and 21 sets of WRAP input files covering the 23 river basins of the state, a geographic information system (GIS), and contains over 8,000 water rights permits, which...

Ayala, Rolando A



Use of Air2Air Technology to Recover Fresh-Water from the Normal Evaporative Cooling Loss at Coal-Based Thermoelectric Power Plants  

SciTech Connect

This program was undertaken to build and operate the first Air2Air{trademark} Water Conservation Cooling Tower at a power plant, giving a validated basis and capability for water conservation by this method. Air2Air{trademark} water conservation technology recovers a portion of the traditional cooling tower evaporate. The Condensing Module provides an air-to-air heat exchanger above the wet fill media, extracting the heat from the hot saturated moist air leaving in the cooling tower and condensing water. The rate of evaporate water recovery is typically 10%-25% annually, depending on the cooling tower location (climate).

Ken Mortensen



Evaporation Investigation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a hands-on lab activity about evaporation. Learners will conduct experiments to observe the process of evaporation. They will then describe the process of evaporation, and the general water cycle, through discussion and pictures. Background information, common preconceptions, a glossary and more is included. This activity is part of the Aquarius Hands-on Laboratory Activities.


Modelling and simulation of a water desalination station with solar multiple condensation evaporation cycle technique  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the study of a new generation of water desalination installation by solar energy using the SMCEC principle (Solar Multiple Condensation Evaporation Cycle). The good quality of distilled water obtained by this new concept favours its use for producing water for drinking and irrigation. The work presented in this paper includes modelling, simulation and experimental validation for this

H. Ben Bacha; M. Bouzguenda; M. S. Abid; A. y. Maalej



Air Evaporation closed cycle water recovery technology - Advanced energy saving designs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Air Evaporation water recovery system is a visible candidate for Space Station application. A four-man Air Evaporation open cycle system has been successfully demonstrated for waste water recovery in manned chamber tests. The design improvements described in this paper greatly enhance the system operation and energy efficiency of the air evaporation process. A state-of-the-art wick feed design which results in reduced logistics requirements is presented. In addition, several design concepts that incorporate regenerative features to minimize the energy input to the system are discussed. These include a recuperative heat exchanger, a heat pump for energy transfer to the air heater, and solar collectors for evaporative heat. The addition of the energy recovery devices will result in an energy reduction of more than 80 percent over the systems used in earlier manned chamber tests.

Morasko, Gwyndolyn; Putnam, David F.; Bagdigian, Robert



Vapor pressure and evaporation rate of certain heat-resistant compounds in a vacuum at high temperatures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The vapor pressure and evaporation rate of borides of titanium, zirconium, and chrome; and of strontium and carbides of titanium, zirconium, and chrome, molybdenum silicide; and nitrides of titanium, niobium, and tantalum in a vacuum were studied. It is concluded that all subject compounds evaporate by molecular structures except AlB sub 12' which dissociates, losing the aluminum.

Bolgar, A. S.; Verkhoglyadova, T. S.; Samsonov, G. V.



Epiphyte Water Retention and Evaporation in Native and Invaded Tropical Montane Cloud Forests in Hawaii  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Epiphyte water retention was quantified at two montane cloud forest sites in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, one native and the other invaded by an alien tree species. Water storage elements measured included all epiphytic mosses, leafy liverworts, and filmy ferns. Tree surface area was estimated and a careful survey was taken to account for all epiphytes in the sample area of the forest. Samples were collected and analyzed in the lab for epiphyte water retention capacity (WRC). Based on the volume of the different kinds of epiphytes and their corresponding WRC, forest stand water retention capacity for each survey area was estimated. Evaporation from the epiphyte mass was quantified using artificial reference samples attached to trees that were weighed at intervals to determine changes in stored water on days without significant rain or fog. In addition, a soil moisture sensor was wrapped in an epiphyte sample and left in the forest for a 6-day period. Epiphyte biomass at the Native Site and Invaded Site were estimated to be 2.89 t ha-1 and 1.05 t ha-1, respectively. Average WRC at the Native Site and Invaded Site were estimated at 1.45 mm and 0.68 mm, respectively. The difference is likely due to the presence of the invasive Psidium cattleianum at the Invaded Site because its smooth stem surface is unable to support a significant epiphytic layer. The evaporation rate from the epiphyte mass near WSC for the forest stand at the Native Site was measured at 0.38 mm day-1, which represented 10.6 % of the total ET from the forest canopy at the Native Site during the period. The above research has been recently complemented by a thorough investigation of the WSC of all water storage elements (tree stems, tree leaves, shrubs, grasses, litter, fallen branches, and epiphytes) at six forested sites at different elevations within, above, and below the zone of frequent cloud-cover. The goal of this study was to create an inexpensive and efficient methodology for acquiring estimates of above-ground water retention in different types of forests by means of minimally-destructive sampling and surveying. The results of this work serve as baseline data providing a range of possible values of the water retention of specific forest elements and the entire above-ground total where no values have been previously recorded.

Mudd, R. G.; Giambelluca, T. W.



Importance of Rain Evaporation and Continental Convection in the Tropical Water Cycle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Atmospheric moisture cycling is an important aspect of the Earth's climate system, yet the processes determining atmospheric humidity are poorly understood. For example, direct evaporation of rain contributes significantly to the heat and moisture budgets of clouds, but few observations of these processes are available. Similarly, the relative contributions to atmospheric moisture over land from local evaporation and humidity from oceanic sources are uncertain. Lighter isotopes of water vapour preferentially evaporate whereas heavier isotopes preferentially condense and the isotopic composition of ocean water is known. Here we use this information combined with global measurements of the isotopic composition of tropospheric water vapour from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) aboard the Aura spacecraft, to investigate aspects of the atmospheric hydrological cycle that are not well constrained by observations of precipitation or atmospheric vapour content. Our measurements of the isotopic composition of water vapour near tropical clouds suggest that rainfall evaporation contributes significantly to lower troposphere humidity, with typically 20% and up to 50% of rainfall evaporating near convective clouds. Over the tropical continents the isotopic signature of tropospheric water vapour differs significantly from that of precipitation, suggesting that convection of vapour from both oceanic sources and evapotranspiration are the dominant moisture sources. Our measurements allow an assessment of the intensity of the present hydrological cycle and will help identify any future changes as they occur.

Worden, John; Noone, David; Bowman, Kevin; Beer, R.; Eldering, A.; Fisher, B.; Gunson, M.; Goldman, Aaron; Kulawik, S. S.; Lampel, Michael; Osterman, Gregory; Rinsland, Curtis P.; Rogders, Clive; Sander, Stanley; Shepard, Mark; Webster, Christopher R.; Worden, H. M.



A comparison between measured and modelled open water evaporation from a reservoir in south-east England  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estimates of evaporation from large open water bodies are required for a variety of purposes in water resource management. The equilibrium temperature approach provides a means of taking into account the heat storage in the water body. The evaporation predicted by a model based on this method is tested against measured evaporation from a reservoir at Kempton Park, UK. The evaporation and water temperature predicted by the model are in good agreement with the measurements. The mean annual evaporation is predicted to almost the same accuracy as the measurements. Estimates of the monthly predicted evaporation have root mean square errors about three times those of the measurements. The error in the mean annual evaporation estimated without taking the heat storage into account is 16%.

Finch, J. W.



Evaporative water loss from endotherms in thermally and hygrically complex environments: An empirical approach for interspecific comparisons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporative water loss was measured from black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) at eight air temperatures between 10 and 40°C, and over a broad range of humidities at each temperature. Evaporation increased, decreased, or remained constant below thermoneutrality, depending on humidity, and increased at higher temperatures indirectly with humidity. Evaporation was negatively related to humidity at different temperatures with a series

William R. Welch



Performance of Water Recirculation Loop Maintentance Components for the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Water loop maintenance components to maintain the water quality of the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporation (SWME) water recirculation loop have undergone a comparative performance evaluation with a second SWME water recirculation loop with no water quality maintenance. Results show the benefits of periodic water maintenance. The SWME is a heat rejection device under development at the NASA Johnson Space Center to perform thermal control for advanced spacesuits. One advantage to this technology is the potential for a significantly greater degree of tolerance to contamination when compared to the existing Sublimator technology. The driver for the evaluation of water recirculation maintenance components was to further enhance this advantage through the leveraging of fluid loop management lessonslearned from the International Space Station (ISS). A bed design that was developed for a UTAS military application, and considered for a potential ISS application with the Urine Processor Assembly, provided a low pressure drop means for water maintenance in a recirculation loop. The bed design is coupled with high capacity ion exchange resins, organic adsorbents, and a cyclic methodology developed for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Transport Water loop. The maintenance cycle included the use of a biocide delivery component developed for ISS to introduce a biocide in a microgravity-compatible manner for the Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS). The leveraging of these water maintenance technologies to the SWME recirculation loop is a unique demonstration of applying the valuable lessons learned on the ISS to the next generation of manned spaceflight Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) hardware.

Rector, Tony; Peyton, Barbara; Steele, John W.; Bue, Grant C.; Campbell, Colin; Makinen, Janice



Performance of Water Recirculation Loop Maintenance Components for the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Water loop maintenance components to maintain the water quality of the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporation (SWME) water recirculation loop have undergone a comparative performance evaluation with a second SWME water recirculation loop with no water quality maintenance. Results show the benefits of periodic water maintenance. The SWME is a heat rejection device under development at the NASA Johnson Space Center to perform thermal control for advanced spacesuits. One advantage to this technology is the potential for a significantly greater degree of tolerance to contamination when compared to the existing Sublimator technology. The driver for the evaluation of water recirculation maintenance components was to further enhance this advantage through the leveraging of fluid loop management lessons learned from the International Space Station (ISS). A bed design that was developed for a UTAS military application, and considered for a potential ISS application with the Urine Processor Assembly, provided a low pressure drop means for water maintenance in a recirculation loop. The bed design is coupled with high capacity ion exchange resins, organic adsorbents, and a cyclic methodology developed for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Transport Water loop. The maintenance cycle included the use of a biocide delivery component developed for ISS to introduce a biocide in a microgravity compatible manner for the Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS). The leveraging of these water maintenance technologies to the SWME recirculation loop is a unique demonstration of applying the valuable lessons learned on the ISS to the next generation of manned spaceflight Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) hardware.

Rector, Tony; Peyton, Barbara M.; Steele, John W.; Makinen, Janice; Bue, Grant C.; Campbell, Colin



Contribution of evaporating water to precipitation and atmospheric residence times distribution: An evaporation tagging study for the Poyang Lake Region in Southeast China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Land - atmosphere interaction analysis still lacks adequate methods for explicitly answering the central question of "where and when precipitated water has originally evaporated", and likewise, where, when, and to which extent evaporating water of one region returns as precipitation in the same or another region, and what are water residence times across the atmosphere. Here, a process based evaporation tagging (ET-Tagging) approach combined with residence time information has been implemented into a regional climate model. It allows to tag the moisture evaporating from a certain region into the atmosphere, and to track it till returning to the land surface as tagged precipitation. The model also calculates the spatial distribution of the residence times, defined as lifetime between original evaporation till returning to the surface as precipitation. Our case study investigates, where, when, and to which extent the evapotranspirating water of the Poyang Lake region (about 28,000 km2), i.e. the largest freshwater lake in China, returns back to the land surface as precipitation. The simulation reveals that the location and magnitude of tagged precipitation show large spatial and temporal variations controlled by synoptic weather conditions. On monthly scale, maximum precipitation recycling ratio is in August and in an amount of up to 6% near the Poyang Lake Region. To investigate the impact of different land use types on total tagged precipitation, Evapotranspiration was splitted into evaporation and transpiration. The results show that in 2005, 68% of total tagged precipitation is contributed by evaporated water, and 32% by transpirated water. In January, evaporation contributes to a maximum of 95% of total tagged precipitation. With temperature increasing and vegetation growing, transpiration increases and accounts for around 50% in June and August.

Wei, Jianhui; Knoche, Hans Richard; Kunstmann, Harald



Witnessing Evaporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The engineers at Splash Engineering (the students) have been commissioned by Thirsty County to conduct a study of evaporation and transpiration in their region. During one week, students observe and measure (by weight) the ongoing evaporation of water in pans set up with different variables, and then assess what factors may affect evaporation. Variables include adding to the water an amount of soil and an amount of soil with growing plants.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program


Parameterizing the effect of a wind shelter on evaporation from small water bodies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential use of windbreaks to reduce evaporation from small agricultural reservoirs motivated the development of a simple evaporation model that includes the effect of wind shelters. The shelter effect is parameterized by averaging the integral of the horizontal velocity deficit curve over the length of the water body. This parameterization, termed the "shelter index," ranges between 0 and 1, representing no shelter to complete shelter, respectively. The results of a two-dimensional aerodynamic model that solves the disturbed flow field and evolving microclimate over the water body guided the development of a Dalton-type evaporation model, modified to include the shelter parameterization. The modified Dalton expression summarized the results of the aerodynamic model to a high degree of accuracy (R2 = 0.988). Because the shelter parameterization requires knowledge of the horizontal velocity profile, an approximation of the shelter index that can easily be estimated from physical windbreak characteristics (height, porosity) is presented. In addition, a simple approximation based exclusively on upwind meteorological information is presented for estimation of surface humidity. The evaporation model using the approximations for the shelter index and surface humidity showed excellent agreement (R2 = 0.875) with measured evaporation data from a variety of small wind-sheltered water bodies at two sites in the agricultural districts of Western Australia. The evaporation model and approximations have the advantage of requiring only routinely available meteorological information and information on windbreak physical characteristics that can be estimated a priori. It is therefore an excellent design tool for water resource managers to evaluate the efficiency of a wind shelter in reducing evaporation or for coupling with hydrodynamic models.

Hipsey, Matthew R.; Sivapalan, Murugesu



Evaporation-triggered Wetting Transition for Water Droplets upon Hydrophobic Microstructures  

E-print Network

When placed on rough hydrophobic surfaces, water droplets of diameter larger than a few millimeters can easily form pearls, as they are in the Cassie-Baxter state with air pockets trapped underneath the droplet. Intriguingly, a natural evaporating process can drive such a Fakir drop into a completely wetting (Wenzel) state. Our microscopic observations with simultaneous side and bottom views of evaporating droplets upon transparent hydrophobic microstructures elucidate the water-filling dynamics and the mechanism of this evaporation-triggered transition. For the present material the wetting transition occurs when the water droplet size decreases to a few hundreds of micrometers in radius. We present a general global energy argument which estimates the interfacial energies depending on the drop size and can account for the critical radius for the transition.

Peichun Tsai; Rob G. H. Lammertink; Matthias Wessling; Detlef Lohse



Spatial changes of the evaporation/inflow ratio of lake water deduced from surface water isotopes in Bangongcuo, western Tibet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Oxygen isotope analysis provides a practical approach to understand the regional hydrologic cycle and to reconstruct the paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from lacustrine sediment. The large number of inland lakes on the northern part of the Tibetan Plateau provides the opportunity for this work, and an understanding of the isotope variation of the lake water in the water cycle is vital for this purpose. A water isotope sampling network was set up in the Banggongcuo Lake basin in western Tibet in 2009 that measured precipitation, lake water, and river water. Two years of collecting isotope data, together with AWS observations at the Ngari station in the basin, allowed for a study of lake water isotope variations in the water cycle in narrow Banggongcuo Lake. Observations showed much higher water ?18O in the closed lake due to the strong evaporation fractionation process when compared with local precipitation. An obvious spatial change of lake water ?18O was also found, varying from about -4.9‰ in the east to about +0.9‰ in the west. This spatial change is largely due to the fact that the main river water input to the lake is on the eastern part of the lake, while the lake water evaporates out gradually westward. This phenomenon also matches the spatial change of lake water chemical components. We simulate the gradual evaporation of the lake water using an isotope evaporation fractionation model, in an effort to quantitatively estimate the E/I ratio (evaporation to total lake water inflow) in different parts of the lake. From the observation lake water ?18O, we estimate that the E/I ratio is about 42~60% in the eastern part of the lake and increases to 76~87% in the western part.

Wen, R.; Tian, L.; Weng, Y.; Qu, D.



Micrometer-sized water droplet impingement dynamics and evaporation on a flat dry surface.  


A comprehensive numerical and experimental investigation on micrometer-sized water droplet impact dynamics and evaporation on an unheated, flat, dry surface is conducted from the standpoint of spray-cooling technology. The axisymmetric time-dependent governing equations of continuity, momentum, energy, and species are solved. Surface tension, wall adhesion effect, gravitational body force, contact line dynamics, and evaporation are accounted for in the governing equations. The explicit volume of fluid (VOF) model with dynamic meshing and variable-time stepping in serial and parallel processors is used to capture the time-dependent liquid-gas interface motion throughout the computational domain. The numerical model includes temperature- and species-dependent thermodynamic and transport properties. The contact line dynamics and the evaporation rate are predicted using Blake's and Schrage's molecular kinetic models, respectively. An extensive grid independence study was conducted. Droplet impingement and evaporation data are acquired with a standard dispensing/imaging system and high-speed photography. The numerical results are compared with measurements reported in the literature for millimeter-size droplets and with current microdroplet experiments in terms of instantaneous droplet shape and temporal spread (R/D(0) or R/R(E)), flatness ratio (H/D(0)), and height (H/H(E)) profiles, as well as temporal volume (inverted A) profile. The Weber numbers (We) for impinging droplets vary from 1.4 to 35.2 at nearly constant Ohnesorge number (Oh) of approximately 0.025-0.029. Both numerical and experimental results show that there is air bubble entrapment due to impingement. Numerical results indicate that Blake's formulation provides better results than the static (SCA) and dynamic contact angle (DCA) approach in terms of temporal evolution of R/D(0) and H/D(0) (especially at the initial stages of spreading) and equilibrium flatness ratio (H(E)/D(0)). Blake's contact line dynamics is dependent on the wetting parameter (K(W)). Both numerical and experimental results suggest that at 4.5 < We < 11.0 the short-time dynamics of microdroplet impingement corresponds to a transition regime between two different spreading regimes (i.e., for We < or = 4.5, impingement is followed by spreading, then contact line pinning and then inertial oscillations, and for We > or = 11.0, impingement is followed by spreading, then recoiling, then contact line pinning and then inertial oscillations). Droplet evaporation can be satisfactorily modeled using the Schrage model, since it predicts both well-defined transient and quasi-steady evaporation stages. The model compares well with measurements in terms of flatness ratio (H/H(E)) before depinning occurs. Toroidal vortices are formed on the droplet surface in the gaseous phase due to buoyancy-induced Rayleigh-Taylor instability that enhances convection. PMID:20695569

Briones, Alejandro M; Ervin, Jamie S; Putnam, Shawn A; Byrd, Larry W; Gschwender, Lois



Partitioning of evaporative water loss in white-winged doves: plasticity in response to short-term thermal acclimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated changes in the relative contributions of respiratory evaporative water loss (REWL) and cutaneous evaporative water loss (CEWL) to total evaporative water loss (TEWL) in response to short-term thermal acclimation in western white-winged doves Zenaida asiatica mearnsii. We measured REWL, CEWL, oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production in a partitioned chamber using flow-through respirometry. In doves housed for 2-4

Andrew E. McKechnie; Blair O. Wolf



Tracing Water Sources and Quantifying Evaporation in the Brazos River, Central Texas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Situated in the subtropical dry zone, Central Texas is sensitive to the effects of climate change, notably drought; furthermore, developments over the last century in agriculture, urban infrastructure, and river engineering have altered the landscape extensively. This study models water source mixing and seasonal variation in evaporation in Brazos River waters in Central Texas. The Brazos River from Waco to College Station, Texas is generally characterized as having dissolved salt load derived mostly from Lake Whitney (a flood-control and hydroelectric storage reservoir) and groundwater baseflow from the adjacent shallow alluvial aquifer. Brazos River water ?18O, ?D, and conductivity were measured bi-weekly in Brazos County, Texas from January 2012 through August 2013. Conductivity, ?18O, and ?D vary seasonally and are positively correlated. The Brazos River ?18O-?D data from Brazos County fall along a local evaporation line (?D = 5.66 * ?18O - 2.47, r2 = 0.95) that intersects and surpasses values for Lake Whitney. In contrast, the ?18O-conductivity trend for the Brazos River does not intersect data for Lake Whitney. These observations suggest mixing with an evaporated water source of lower conductivity. The relative contribution of other Brazos River water sources is uncertain. Percent evaporation of original rain sampled as Brazos River water was estimated using a Rayleigh distillation model and the method of Gonfiantini (1986) while assuming 1) a closed system with an atmospheric exchange component, and 2) ?18O and ?D values of local rain are -5.33‰ and -32.6‰, respectively. Modeled percent evaporation of original rain varies from winter (JFM; 1%-20%) to spring (AMJ; 9-25%) to summer (JAS; 16-33%), to fall (OND; 15-24%). Rayleigh distillation modeling estimates are consistently higher (~5%) than those estimated by Gonfiantini's method. A simple mass-balance model predicts that Brazos River water percent evaporation and ?18O enrichment are 2.8% and 0.40‰ respectively for low flow in Brazos County (200 cubic feet per second or cfs) and 0.9% and 0.12‰ respectively for high flow (1000 cfs). This implies that a small percentage of evaporation of original rain in the Brazos River could be attributed to the alluvial aquifer. Thus, we believe that the alluvial aquifer is not dominating the Brazos River water supply as much as previously thought, even in times of low flow. Other surface waters more evaporatively enriched in 18O, specifically those derived from the network of local reservoirs and tributaries, likely influence the Brazos River more than previously thought.

VanPlantinga, A.; Hunt, L. E.; Winning, D.; Robertson, J.; Stockert, E.; Roark, E.; Grossman, E. L.



Evaporation of impact water droplets in interception processes: Historical precedence of the hypothesis and a brief literature overview  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryIntra-storm evaporation depths exceed post-storm evaporation depths in the interception of rainfall on plant canopies. An important fraction of the intra-storm evaporation may involve the small impact (or splash) droplets produced when raindrops, and perhaps gravity drops (drips released from plant parts), collide with wet plant surfaces. This idea has been presented as a new conception by Murakami [Murakami, S., 2006. A proposal for a new forest canopy interception mechanism: splash droplet evaporation. Journal of Hydrology 319, 72-82; Murakami, S., 2007a. Application of three canopy interception models to a young stand of Japanese cypress and interpretation in terms of interception mechanism. Journal of Hydrology 342, 305-319; Murakami, S., 2007b. A follow-up for the splash droplet evaporation hypothesis of canopy interception and remaining problems: why is humidity unsaturated during rainfall? In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference. Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (in Japanese). <>] but was in fact advanced by Dunin [Dunin, F.X., O'Loughlin, E.M., Reyenga, W., 1988. Interception loss from eucalypt forest: lysimeter determination of hourly rates for long term evaluation. Hydrological Processes 2, 315-329] more than 20 years ago. In addition, Dunin et al. considered that canopy ventilation might be enhanced in intense rain. This note draws attention to the historical precedence of the work of Dunin et al. and also presents a short review of literature on impact droplet production, highlighting areas where data are still required for the full exploration of the role of droplet evaporation in canopy interception. Droplet production needs to be properly parameterised and included in models of interception processes and landsurface-atmosphere interactions.

Dunkerley, David L.



Controlling Dopant Profiles in Hyperdoped Silicon by Modifying Dopant Evaporation Rates During Pulsed Laser Melting  

SciTech Connect

We describe a method to control the sub-surface dopant profile in 'hyperdoped' silicon fabricated by ion implantation and pulsed laser melting. Dipping silicon ion implanted with sulfur into hydrofluoric acid prior to nanosecond pulsed laser melting leads to a tenfold increase in the rate of sulfur evaporation from the surface of the melt. This results in an 80% reduction of the near-surface dopant concentration, effectively embedding the hyperdoped region in a layer up to 180 nm beneath the surface. This method should facilitate the development of blocked impurity band devices.

Recht, D.; Sullivan, J. T.; Reedy, R.; Buonassisi, T.; Aziz, M. J.



The design and evaluation of a water delivery system for evaporative cooling of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell  

E-print Network

An investigation was performed to demonstrate system design for the delivery of water required for evaporative cooling of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). The water delivery system uses spray nozzles capable of injecting water directly...

Al-Asad, Dawood Khaled Abdullah



Experimental investigation on the characteristics of flash evaporation from superheated water jets for desalination  

Microsoft Academic Search

A promising method of desalination suitable for low-populated islands and remote areas is experimentally investigated at a small desalination plant capable of producing 15.2tons of fresh water per day based on the flash evaporation from superheated water jets. In this method, water at a temperature ranging from 24 to 40°C is brought to superheat condition through the injection into a

Sami Mutair; Yasuyuki Ikegami



Deuterium excess in marine water vapor: Dependency on relative humidity and surface wind speed during evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

provide the first continuous measurements of isotopic composition (?D and ?18O) of water vapor over the subtropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean from mid-August to mid-September 2012. The ship was located mostly around 26°N, 35°W where evaporation exceeded by far precipitation and water vapor at 20 m largely originated from surface evaporation. The only large deviations from that occurred during a 2 day period in the vicinity of a weak low-pressure system. The continuous measurements were used to investigate deuterium excess (d-excess) relation to evaporation. During 25 days d-excess was negatively correlated with relative humidity (r2 = 0.89). Moreover, d-excess estimated in an evaporative model with a closure assumption reproduced most of the observed variability. From these observations, the d-excess parameter seems to be a good indicator of evaporative conditions. We also conclude that in this region, d-excess into the marine boundary layer is less affected by mixing with the free troposphere than the isotopic composition. From our data, the transition from smooth to rough regime at the ocean surface is associated with a d-excess decrease of 5‰, which suggests the importance of the ocean surface roughness in controlling d-excess in this region.

Benetti, Marion; Reverdin, Gilles; Pierre, Catherine; Merlivat, Liliane; Risi, Camille; Steen-Larsen, Hans Christian; Vimeux, Françoise




Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey




Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

PROCESS WATER BUILDING, TRA-605. ONE OF THREE EVAPORATORS BEFORE IT IS INSTALLED IN UPPER LEVEL OF EAST HALF OF BUILDING. INL NEGATIVE NO. 1533. Unknown Photographer, 3/1/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID


Evaporation and Condensation Heat Transfer in a Suppression Chamber of the Water Wall Type Passive Containment Cooling System  

Microsoft Academic Search

To evaluate the system pressure response of a water wall type containment cooling system, which is one of the passive safety systems, the evaporation and condensation behaviors in a suppression chamber have been experimentally examined. In the system, the suppression pool water evaporates from the pool surface, passing into the wetwell due to pool temperature rise, while steam in the

Tadashi FUJII; Yoshiyuki KATAOKA; Michio MURASE



Insight into the molecular mechanism of water evaporation via the finite temperature string method  

PubMed Central

The process of water's evaporation at its liquid/air interface has proven challenging to study experimentally and, because it constitutes a rare event on molecular time scales, presents a challenge for computer simulations as well. In this work, we simulated water's evaporation using the classical extended simple point charge model water model, and identified a minimum free energy path for this process in terms of 10 descriptive order parameters. The measured free energy change was 7.4 kcal/mol at 298 K, in reasonable agreement with the experimental value of 6.3 kcal/mol, and the mean first-passage time was 1375 ns for a single molecule, corresponding to an evaporation coefficient of 0.25. In the observed minimum free energy process, the water molecule diffuses to the surface, and tends to rotate so that its dipole and one O–H bond are oriented outward as it crosses the Gibbs dividing surface. As the water molecule moves further outward through the interfacial region, its local density is higher than the time-averaged density, indicating a local solvation shell that protrudes from the interface. The water molecule loses donor and acceptor hydrogen bonds, and then, with its dipole nearly normal to the interface, stops donating its remaining hydrogen bond. At that point, when the final, accepted hydrogen bond is broken, the water molecule is free. We also analyzed which order parameters are most important in the process and in reactive trajectories, and found that the relative orientation of water molecules near the evaporating molecule, and the number of accepted hydrogen bonds, were important variables in reactive trajectories and in kinetic descriptions of the process. PMID:23574252

Musolino, Nicholas; Trout, Bernhardt L.



Isotope effects in the evaporation of water: a status report of the Craig–Gordon model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Craig–Gordon model (C–G model) [H. Craig, L.I. Gordon. Deuterium and oxygen 18 variations in the ocean and the marine atmosphere. In Stable Isotopes in Oceanographic Studies and Paleotemperatures, E. Tongiorgi (Ed.), pp. 9–130, Laboratorio di Geologia Nucleare, Pisa (1965).] has been synonymous with the isotope effects associated with the evaporation of water from surface waters, soils, and vegetations, which

Juske Horita; Kazimierz Rozanski; Shabtai Cohen



Isotope Effects in the Evaporation of Water: A Status report of the Craig - Gordon Model  

SciTech Connect

The Craig-Gordon model (C-G model) has been synonymous with the isotope effects associated with the evaporation of water from surface waters, soils, and vegetations, which in turn constitutes a critical component of the global water cycle. On the occasion of the four decades of its successful applications to isotope geochemistry and hydrology, an attempt is made to: (a) examine its physical background within the framework of modern evaporation models, (b) evaluate our current knowledge of the environmental parameters of the C-G model, and (c) comment on a general strategy for the use of these parameters in field applications. Despite its simplistic representation of evaporation processes at the water-air interface, the C-G model appears to be adequate to provide the isotopic composition of the evaporation flux. This is largely due to its nature for representing isotopic compositions (a ratio of two fluxes of different isotopic water molecules) under the same environmental conditions. Among many environmental parameters that are included in the C-G model, accurate description and calculations are still problematic of the kinetic isotope effects that occur in a diffusion-dominated thin layer of air next to the water-air interface. In field applications, it is of importance to accurately evaluate several environmental parameters, particularly the relative humidity and isotopic compositions of the 'free-atmosphere', for a system under investigation over a given time-scale of interest (e.g., hourly to daily to seasonally). With a growing interest in the studies of water cycles of different spatial and temporal scales, including paleoclimate and water resource studies, the importance and utility of the C-G model is also likely to grow in the future.

Horita, Juske [ORNL; Rozanski, K. [AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland; Cohen, S. [Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan Israel



Evaporative Water Loss from Soil Reduced by Elevated Atmospheric CO2  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the shortgrass steppe, a mixed C3\\/C4 grassland on the western border of the Great Plains, doubled atmospheric CO2 has led to increased soil water content despite greater biomass growth. We evaluated whether elevated CO2 led to differences in the two main pathways of water loss, evaporation and transpiration, using stable isotopes for partitioning. In our Open-Top Chamber (OTC) experiment,

D. Ferretti; E. Pendall; P. P. Tans; A. R. Mosier; J. Morgan; J. W. White; J. A. Nelson



Effect of temperature and humidity on evaporative water loss in Anna's hummingbird ( Calypte anna )  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporative water loss (EWL), oxygen concumption \\u000a$$\\\\dot V_{O_2 } $$\\u000a, and body temperature (Tb) of Anna's Hummingbirds (Calypte anna; ca. 4.5g) were measured at combinations of ambient temperature (Ta) and water vapor density (?va) ranging from 20 to 37 °C and 2 to 27 g·m-3, respectively. The EWL decreased linearly with increasing ?va at all temperatures. The slopes of

Donald R. Powers



A phylogenetic analysis of basal metabolism, total evaporative water loss, and life-history among foxes from desert and mesic regions  

Microsoft Academic Search

We measured basal metabolic rate (BMR) and total evaporative water loss (TEWL) of species of foxes that exist on the Arabian Peninsula, Blanford’s fox ( Vulpes cana) and two subspecies of Red fox ( Vulpes vulpes). Combining these data with that on other canids from the literature, we searched for specialization of physiological traits among desert foxes using both conventional

J. B. Williams; A. Muñoz-Garcia; S. Ostrowski; B. I. Tieleman



Evaporation and wetting dynamics of sessile water droplets on submicron-scale patterned silicon hydrophobic surfaces  

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The evaporation characteristics of 1 l sessile water droplets on hydrophobic surfaces are experimentally examined. The proposed hydrophobic surfaces are composed of submicron diameter and 4.2- m-height silicon post arrays. A digital image analysis algorithm was developed to obtain time-dependent contact angles, contact diameters, and center heights for both non-patterned polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) surfaces and patterned post array surfaces, which have the same hydrophobic contact angles. While the contact angles exhibit three distinct stages during evaporation in the non-patterned surface case, those in the patterned silicon post array surface case decrease linearly. In the case of post array hydrophobic surfaces, the initial contact diameter remains unchanged until the portion of the droplet above the posts completely dries out. The edge shrinking velocity of the droplet shows nonlinear characteristics, and the velocity magnitude increases rapidly near the last stage of evaporation.

Choi, Chang Kyoung [Michigan Technological University; Shin, Dong Hwan [Chung-Ang University; Lee, Seong Hyuk [Chung-Ang University; Retterer, Scott T [ORNL



Seasonal changes in physical processes controlling evaporation over inland water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

previous studies have shown the distinct characteristics of water surface energy fluxes in different seasons, much less analysis is conducted about how seasonal changes in physical processes and environmental variables in the atmospheric surface layer (ASL) cause variations in flux exchange. Here we analyzed and compared eddy covariance fluxes of sensible heat (H) and latent heat (LE) and other microclimate variables that were measured over a large inland water surface in the winter season (January, February, and March) and the summer season (June, July, and August) of 2008. Our analysis was primarily focused on LE using half-hour time series data on a short-term basis. Our results show that an increase in wind speeds (U) or vapor pressure difference in the ASL (?e) or ASL instability did not necessarily cause an increase in LE, and the opposite changes in LE with changes in these variables were observed. Relative regulations of LE by different environmental variables depended largely on ?e magnitudes. Under low ?e conditions, diurnal LE variations were not sensitive to changes in ?e and U but were controlled primarily by changes in the ASL stability. Under high ?e conditions, diurnal LE variations were mainly determined by changes in ?e, though alternate controls by U and ?e were observed, whereas ASL stability played minor roles in affecting LE variations. Whether these highly nonlinear responses of LE to environmental variables are adequately reflected in the bulk transfer relations requires further studies.

Zhang, Qianyu; Liu, Heping



Effects of ambient water vapor pressure and temperature on evaporative water loss in Peromyscus maniculatus and Mus musculus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  The effects of ambient water vapor pressure (VP) and temperature on evaporative water loss (EWL) from the head and trunk ofPeromyscus maniculatus andMus musculus were measured with dew point hygrometry. At a given ambient temperature both head and trunk EWL were directly proportional to the water vapor pressure deficit. Cutaneous EWL in both species was directly related to the difference

Richard M. Edwards; Howard Haines



Floating brine crusts, reduction of evaporation and possible replacement of fresh water to control dust from Owens Lake bed, California  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryOwens Lake, California, a saline terminal lake desiccated after diversion of its water source, was formerly the single largest anthropogenic source of fugitive dust in North America. Over 100 billion m -3 yr -1 of fresh water are projected to be used for mandated dust control in over 100 km 2 of constructed basins required to be wetted to curtail emissions. An extensive evaporite deposit is located at the lake's topographic low and adjacent to the dust control basins. Because this deposit is non-dust-emissive, it was investigated as a potential replacement for the fresh water used in dust control. The deposit consists of precipitated layers of sodium carbonate and sulfate bathed by, and covered with brine dominated by sodium chloride perennially covered with floating salt crust. Evaporation ( E) rates through this crust were measured using a static chamber during the period of highest evaporative demand, late June and early July, 2009. Annualized total E from these measurements was significantly below average annual precipitation, thus ensuring that such salt deposits naturally remain wet throughout the year, despite the arid climate. Because it remains wetted, the evaporite deposit may therefore have the potential to replace fresh water to achieve dust control at near zero water use.

Groeneveld, D. P.; Huntington, J. L.; Barz, D. D.



Sex differences in the thermoregulation and evaporative water loss of a heterothermic bat, Lasiurus cinereus, during its spring migration.  


This study quantifies sex differences in thermoregulation and water loss of a small (20-35 g) insectivorous heterothermic mammal, the hoary bat Lasiurus cinereus, during its spring migration. We measured body temperature, metabolic rate and evaporative water loss, and calculated wet thermal conductance, for bats exposed to air temperatures ranging from 0 to 40 degrees C for periods of 2-5 h. Pregnant females maintained normothermic body temperatures (35.7+/-0.7 degrees C; mean +/- S.E.M.) independent of air temperature. In contrast, males became torpid during the majority (68%) of exposures to air temperatures <25 degrees C. The thermal neutral zone (TNZ) ranged between approximately 30 degrees C and 34 degrees C in both sexes and, within the TNZ, females had lower mass-specific metabolic rates (6.1+/-0.2 mW g(-1)) than males (9.0+/-0.9 mW g(-1)). Wet thermal conductance values in torpid bats (0.7+/-0.5 mW g(-1) deg.(-1)) were lower than those of normothermic individuals (1.1+/-0.3 mW g(-1) deg.(-1)). Mass-specific rates of evaporative water loss in males were consistently higher than in females at most air temperatures and rates of water loss in torpid bats were 63+/-6% of normothermic values. These results suggest that male and pregnant female L. cinereus employ different thermoregulatory strategies during their spring migration. Females defend normothermic body temperatures, presumably to expedite embryonic growth, while males use torpor, presumably to minimize energy and water deficits. These variable thermoregulatory strategies may reflect continental differences in the summer distribution of the sexes. PMID:12939370

Cryan, Paul M; Wolf, Blair O



Adaptation of metabolism and evaporative water loss along an aridity gradient.  

PubMed Central

Broad-scale comparisons of birds indicate the possibility of adaptive modification of basal metabolic rate (BMR) and total evaporative water loss (TEWL) in species from desert environments, but these might be confounded by phylogeny or phenotypic plasticity. This study relates variation in avian BMR and TEWL to a continuously varying measure of environment, aridity. We test the hypotheses that BMR and TEWL are reduced along an aridity gradient within the lark family (Alaudidae), and investigate the role of phylogenetic inertia. For 12 species of lark, BMR and TEWL decreased along a gradient of increasing aridity, a finding consistent with our proposals. We constructed a phylogeny for 22 species of lark based on sequences of two mitochondrial genes, and investigated whether phylogenetic affinity played a part in the correlation of phenotype and environment. A test for serial independence of the data for mass-corrected TEWL and aridity showed no influence of phylogeny on our findings. However, we did discover a significant phylogenetic effect in mass-corrected data for BMR, a result attributable to common phylogenetic history or to common ecological factors. A test of the relationship between BMR and aridity using phylogenetic independent constrasts was consistent with our previous analysis: BMR decreased with increasing aridity. PMID:12590762

Tieleman, B Irene; Williams, Joseph B; Bloomer, Paulette



Evaporative water loss is a plausible explanation for mortality of bats from white-nose syndrome.  


White-nose syndrome (WNS) has caused alarming declines of North American bat populations in the 5 years since its discovery. Affected bats appear to starve during hibernation, possibly because of disruption of normal cycles of torpor and arousal. The importance of hydration state and evaporative water loss (EWL) for influencing the duration of torpor bouts in hibernating mammals recently led to "the dehydration hypothesis," that cutaneous infection of the wing membranes of bats with the fungus Geomyces destructans causes dehydration which in turn, increases arousal frequency during hibernation. This hypothesis predicts that uninfected individuals of species most susceptible to WNS, like little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus), exhibit high rates of EWL compared to less susceptible species. We tested the feasibility of this prediction using data from the literature and new data quantifying EWL in Natterer's bats (Myotis nattereri), a species that is, like other European bats, sympatric with G. destructans but does not appear to suffer significant mortality from WNS. We found that little brown bats exhibited significantly higher rates of normothermic EWL than did other bat species for which comparable EWL data are available. We also found that Natterer's bats exhibited significantly lower rates of EWL, in both wet and dry air, compared with values predicted for little brown bats exposed to identical relative humidity (RH). We used a population model to show that the increase in EWL required to cause the pattern of mortality observed for WNS-affected little brown bats was small, equivalent to a solitary bat hibernating exposed to RH of ?95%, or clusters hibernating in ?87% RH, as opposed to typical near-saturation conditions. Both of these results suggest the dehydration hypothesis is plausible and worth pursuing as a possible explanation for mortality of bats from WNS. PMID:21742778

Willis, Craig K R; Menzies, Allyson K; Boyles, Justin G; Wojciechowski, Michal S



Characterization of the LGFSTF wind tunnel in preparation for the DOE/EPA hazardous chemical evaporation rate experiments  

SciTech Connect

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are conducting chemical evaporation rate experiments in the DOE`s Liquefied Gaseous Fuels Spill Test Facility (LGFSTF) wind tunnel to determine the effect on evaporation rate of pool temperature and wind speed. Evaporation rates measured in these tests will be used to verify mathematical models used to define the source (gas) rate inputs to dispersion models. In preparation for the experiments the LGFSTF tunnel has been modified to provide for the simulation of an atmospheric boundary layer flow on the tunnel floor. This report describes work performed by the DOE Modeling Support Center at the University of Arkansas to define (characterize) the turbulence properties in the boundary layer of the (modified) wind tunnel test section. Hot wire anemometry measurements were made to characterize the boundary layer flow over the evaporation test pan. Mean velocity and turbulence statistics were measured along a verticle line (extending from 0.5 cm to 60 cm above the tunnel floor) located on the tunnel centerline immediately upwind of the evaporation pan. The x-direction mean velocity data were analyzed to estimate the applicable values of the surface roughness and friction velocity for four tunnel (variable frequency controller) speed settings: 15 Hz, 30 Hz, 45 Hz, and 60 Hz.

Havens, J.; Walker, H.; Spicer, T.



Tropical Ocean Evaporation/SST Sensitivity and It's Link to Water and Energy Budget Variations During ENSO  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The continuing debate over feedback mechanisms governing tropical sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and tropical climate in general has highlighted the diversity of potential checks and balances within the climate system. Competing feedbacks due to changes in surface evaporation, water vapor, and cloud long- and shortwave radiative properties each may serve critical roles in stabilizing or destabilizing the climate system. It is also intriguing that even those climate variations having origins internal to the climate system - changes in ocean heat transport for example, apparently require complementary equilibrating effects by changes in atmospheric energy fluxes. Perhaps the best observational evidence of this is the relatively invariant nature of tropically averaged net radiation exiting the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) as measured by broadband satellite sensors over the past two decades. Thus, analyzing how these feedback mechanisms are operating within the context of current interannual variability may offer considerable insight for anticipating future climate change. In this paper we focus primarily on interannual variations of ocean evaporative fluxes and their significance for coupled water and energy cycles within the tropical climate system. In particular, we use both the da Silva estimates of surface fluxes (based on the Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set, COADS) and numerical simulations from several global climate models to examine evaporation sensitivity to perturbations in SST associated with warm and cold ENSO events. The specific questions we address are as follows: (1) What recurring patterns of surface wind and humidity anomalies are present during ENSO and how do they combine to yield systematic evaporation anomalies?, (2) What is the resulting tropical ocean mean evaporation-SST sensitivity associated with this climate perturbation?, and (3) What role does this evaporation play in tropical heat and water balance over tropical oceanic regions? We use the da Silva ocean flux data to identify composite structure of departures of latent heat flux from climatology. We also show how these patterns arise out of associated wind and humidity anomaly distributions. Our preliminary work shows that evaporation sensitivity estimates from the da Silva / COADS data, computed for the tropical oceans (30 degrees N/S) are in the neighborhood of 5 to 6 W/square m K. Model estimates are also quite close to this figure. This rate is only slightly less than a rate corresponding to constant relative humidity; however, substantial regional departures from constant relative humidity are present. These patterns are robust and we relate the associated wind and humidity fluctuations noted in previous investigations to the derived evaporation anomalies. Finally, these results are interpreted with other data from the Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) and NASA's Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) data set to characterize the tropical energetics of ENSO-related climate variability.

Robertson, Franklin R.; Marshall, Susan; Oglesby, Robert; Roads, John; Sohn, Byung-Ju; Arnold, James E. (Technical Monitor)



Evaporation and heating of a single suspended coal-water slurry droplet in hot gas streams  

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The evaporation, heating, and burning of single coal-water slurry droplets are studied. The coal selected in this study is Pittsburgh Seam number 8 coal which is a medium volatile caking bituminous coal. The droplet is suspended on a microthermocouple and exposed to a hot gas stream. Temperature measurement and microscopic observation are performed in the parametric studies. The duration of water evaporation in CWS droplets decreases with the reduction of the droplet size, increasing of coal weight fraction, and increasing of gas temperature and velocity. The duration of heat-up is always significant due to the agglomeration. The CWS droplets are generally observed to swell like popcorn during heating. A model for the formation of the popped swelling is proposed and discussed.

Shi-chune, Y.; Liu, L.



An improved film evaporation correlation for saline water at sub-atmospheric pressures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents an investigation of heat transfer correlation in a falling-film evaporator working with saline water at sub-atmospheric pressures. The experiments are conducted at different salinity levels ranging from 15000 to 90000 ppm, and the pressures were maintained between 0.92 to 2.81 kPa (corresponds to saturation temperatures of 5.9 - 23 0C). The effect of salinity, saturation pressures and chilled water temperatures on the heat transfer coefficient are accounted in the modified film evaporation correlations. The results are fitted to the Han & Fletcher's and Chun & Seban's falling-film correlations which are used in desalination industry. We modify the said correlations by adding salinity and saturation temperature corrections with respective indices to give a better agreement to our measured data.

Shahzada, Muhammad Wakil; Ng, Kim Choon; Thu, Kyaw; Myat, Aung; Gee, Chun Won



Recycling nickel electroplating rinse waters by low temperature evaporation and reverse osmosis  

SciTech Connect

Low temperature evaporation and reverse osmosis systems were each evaluated (on a pilot scale) on their respective ability to process rinse water collected from a nickel electroplating operation. Each system offered advantages under specific operating conditions. The low temperature evaporation system was best suited to processing solutions with relatively high (greater than 4,000 to 5,000 mg/L) nickel concentrations. The reverse osmosis system was best adapted to conditions where the feed solution had a relatively low (less than4,000 to 5,000 mg/L) nickel concentration. In electroplating operations where relatively dilute rinse water solutions must be concentrated to levels acceptable for replacement in the plating bath, a combination of the two technologies might provide the best process alternative.

Lindsey, T.C.; Randall, P.M.



Vacuum evaporation of surfactant solutions and oil-in-water emulsions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vacuum evaporation of surfactant solutions and oil-in-water (O\\/W) emulsions at laboratory-scale set-up was investigated. Experiments were performed with surfactant solutions and model emulsions formulated with a base oil (85–15% (w\\/w) mixture of a synthetic poly-?-olefin and a trimethylol propane trioleate ester, respectively) and the following surfactants: Brij-76 (polyethylene glycol octadecyl ether, non-ionic), CTAB (hexadecyltrimethyl ammonium bromide, cationic), or Oleth-10 (glycolic

Gemma Gutiérrez; José M. Benito; José Coca; Carmen Pazos



The effect of additives on the treatment of oil-in-water emulsions by vacuum evaporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple batch vacuum evaporation process for the treatment of several oil-in-water (O\\/W) emulsions is reported. The experiments were carried out with waste emulsions from an industrial copper rolling process and with model emulsions prepared in the laboratory. No detailed information on the formulation of the industrial waste O\\/W emulsions was available. Several model emulsions were formulated using the same

Gemma Gutiérrez; Ángel Cambiella; José M. Benito; Carmen Pazos; José Coca



Using long-term water balances to parameterize surface conductances and calculate evaporation at 0.05° spatial resolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporation from the land surface, averaged over successive 8 day intervals and at 0.05° (?5 km) spatial resolution, was calculated using the Penman-Monteith (PM) energy balance equation, gridded meteorology, and a simple biophysical model for surface conductance. This conductance is a function of evaporation from the soil surface, leaf area index, absorbed photosynthetically active radiation, atmospheric water vapor pressure deficit,

Yongqiang Zhang; Ray Leuning; Lindsay B. Hutley; Jason Beringer; Ian McHugh; Jeffrey P. Walker



Burned and unburned peat water repellency: Implications for peatland evaporation following wildfire  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water repellency alters soil hydrology after periods of wildfire, potentially modifying the ecosystem recovery to such disturbance. Despite this potential importance, the extent and severity of water repellency within burned peatlands and its importance in regulating peatland recovery to wildfire disturbance remains poorly understood. We characterised the water repellency of peat in a burned (one year post-fire) and unburned peatland in the Western Boreal Plain utilising the water drop penetration time and ethanol droplet molarity tests. Burned Sphagnum moss and feather moss sites had a more severe degree of water repellency than unburned sites, with differences being more pronounced between burned and unburned feather moss sites. Burned feather moss exhibited the most extreme water repellency, followed by unburned feather moss, and burned Sphagnum. The severity of water repellency varied with depth through the near surface of the moss/peat profile. This was most evident within the burned feathermoss where more extreme water repellency was observed at the near-surface compared to the surface, with the most extreme water repellency found at 1 and 5 cm depths. Unburned Sphagnum was completely hydrophilic at all depths. We suggest that the extreme water repellency in near-surface feather moss peat acts as a barrier that impedes the supply of water to the surface that replaces that lost via evaporation. This leads to drying of the near-surface vadose zone within feather moss areas and a concomitantly large decrease in peatland evaporation within feather moss dominated peatlands. This negative feedback mechanism likely enhances the resilience of such peatland to wildfire disturbance, maintaining a high water table position, thereby limiting peat decomposition. In comparison, such a feedback is not observed strongly within Sphagnum, leaving Sphagnum dominated peatlands potentially vulnerable to low water table positions post disturbance.

Kettridge, N.; Humphrey, R. E.; Smith, J. E.; Lukenbach, M. C.; Devito, K. J.; Petrone, R. M.; Waddington, J. M.



Improvement to Air2Air Technology to Reduce Fresh-Water Evaporative Cooling Loss at Coal-Based Thermoelectric Power Plants  

SciTech Connect

This program was undertaken to enhance the manufacturability, constructability, and cost of the Air2Air{TM} Water Conservation and Plume Abatement Cooling Tower, giving a validated cost basis and capability. Air2Air{TM} water conservation technology recovers a portion of the traditional cooling tower evaporate. The Condensing Module provides an air-to-air heat exchanger above the wet fill media, extracting the heat from the hot saturated moist air leaving in the cooling tower and condensing water. The rate of evaporate water recovery is typically 10% - 25% annually, depending on the cooling tower location (climate). This program improved the efficiency and cost of the Air2Air{TM} Water Conservation Cooling Tower capability, and led to the first commercial sale of the product, as described.

Ken Mortensen



Temperature dependence of evaporation coeffcient of water in air and nitrogen under atmospheric pressure; study in water droplets  

E-print Network

The evaporation coefficients of water in air and nitrogen were found as a function of temperature, by studying the evaporation of pure water droplet. The droplet was levitated in an electrodynamic trap placed in a climatic chamber maintaining atmospheric pressure. Droplet radius evolution and evaporation dynamics were studied with high precision by analyzing the angle-resolved light scattering Mie interference patterns. A model of quasi-stationary droplet evolution, accounting for the kinetic effects near the droplet surface was applied. In particular, the effect of thermal effusion (a short range analogue of thermal diffusion) was discussed and accounted for. The evaporation coefficient \\alpha in air and in nitrogen were found equal. \\alpha was found to decrease from ~ 0.18 to ~ 0.13 for the temperature range from 273.1 K to 293.1 K and follow the trend given by Arrhenius formula. The agreement with condensation coefficient values obtained with essentially different method by Li et al.[1] was found excellent...

Zientara, M; Kolwas, K; Kolwas, M



Effects of viscosity, surface tension, and evaporation rate of solvent on dry colloidal structures: A lattice Boltzmann study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding the mechanisms of how colloidal solution properties and drying processes result in dry colloidal structures is essential for industrial applications such as paint, ceramics, and electrodes. In this study, we develop a computational method to simulate the drying process of colloidal suspensions containing solid particles and polymers. The method consists of a solvent evaporation model, a fluid particle dynamics method, and a two-phase lattice Boltzmann method. We determine that a high-viscosity solvent, small surface tension, and a high evaporation rate of the solvent lead to a structure with dispersed particles and interconnected pores. When these conditions are not present, the particles agglomerate and the pores are disconnected.

Munekata, Toshihisa; Suzuki, Takahisa; Yamakawa, Shunsuke; Asahi, Ryoji



Evaporation of Water from Particles in the Aerodynamic Lens Inlet: An Experimental Study  

SciTech Connect

The extremely high particle transmission efficiency of aerodynamic lens inlets resulted in their wide use in aerosol mass spectrometers. One of the consequences of a transport of particles from high ambient pressure into the vacuum is that it is accompanied by a rapid drop in relative humidity (RH). Since many atmospheric particles exist in the form of hygroscopic water droplets, a drop in RH may result in a significant loss of water and even a change in phase. To predict how much water will be evaporated is not feasible. Because water loss can effect in addition to particle size, its transmission efficiency, ionization probability and mass spectrum it is imperative to provide definitive experimental data that can serve to guide the field to a reasonable and uniform sampling approach. In this study we present the results of a number of carefully conducted measurements that provide the first experimentally determined benchmark of water evaporation from a range of particles, during their transport through an aerodynamic lens inlet. We conclude that the only sure way to avoid ambiguities during measurements of aerodynamic diameter in instruments that utilize low pressure aerodynamic lens inlets is to dry the particles prior to sampling.

Zelenyuk, Alla; Imre, Dan G.; Cuadra-Rodriguez, Luis A.



Regional water balance trends and evaporation-transpiration partitioning from a stable isotope survey of lakes in northern Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Regional variations in evaporation losses and water budget are interpreted from systematic isotopic patterns in surface waters across a 275,000 km2 region of northern Canada. Differential heavy isotope enrichment in a set of >255 nonheadwater lakes sampled by floatplane during 1993 and 1994 is strongly correlated to varying hydroclimatic conditions across the region. Calculated catchment-weighted evaporation losses typically range from

J. J. Gibson; T. W. D. Edwards



Minihalo photoevaporation during cosmic reionization: evaporation times and photon consumption rates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The weak, R-type ionization fronts (I-fronts) which swept across the intergalactic medium during the reionization of the Universe often found their paths blocked by cosmological minihaloes (haloes with virial temperatures Tvir<= 104 K). When this happened, the neutral gas which filled each minihalo was photoevaporated. In a cold dark matter universe, minihaloes formed in abundance before and during reionization and, thus, their photoevaporation is an important, possibly dominant, feature of reionization, which slowed it down and cost it many ionizing photons. In a previous paper, we described this process and presented our results of the first simulations of it by numerical gas dynamics with radiation transport in detail. In view of the importance of minihalo photoevaporation, both as a feedback mechanism on the minihaloes and as an effect on cosmic reionization, we have now performed a larger set of high-resolution simulations to determine and quantify the dependence of minihalo photoevaporation times and photon consumption rates on halo mass, redshift, ionizing flux level and spectrum. We use these results to derive simple expressions for the dependence of the evaporation time and photon consumption rate on these halo and external flux parameters. These can be conveniently applied to estimate the effects of minihaloes on the global reionization process in both semi-analytical calculations and larger-scale, lower-resolution numerical simulations, which cannot adequately resolve the minihaloes and their photoevaporation. We find that the average number of ionizing photons each minihalo atom absorbs during its photoevaporation is typically in the range 2-10. For the collapsed fraction in minihaloes expected during reionization, this can add about one photon per total atom to the requirements for completing reionization, potentially doubling the minimum number of photons required to reionize the Universe.

Iliev, Ilian T.; Shapiro, Paul R.; Raga, Alejandro C.




E-print Network

in the food industry. For the metallization of solar cells Schott Solar AG used a batch evaporation system steps (Ag pad printing, drying, Al printing, drying) in the case of screen printed contacts used so far


Effects of Carbonyl Bond and Metal Cluster Dissociation and Evaporation Rates on Predictions of Nanotube Production in HiPco  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The high-pressure carbon monoxide (HiPco) process for producing single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) uses iron pentacarbonyl as the source of iron for catalyzing the Boudouard reaction. Attempts using nickel tetracarbonyl led to no production of SWNTs. This paper discusses simulations at a constant condition of 1300 K and 30 atm in which the chemical rate equations are solved for different reaction schemes. A lumped cluster model is developed to limit the number of species in the models, yet it includes fairly large clusters. Reaction rate coefficients in these schemes are based on bond energies of iron and nickel species and on estimates of chemical rates for formation of SWNTs. SWNT growth is measured by the co-formation of CO2. It is shown that the production of CO2 is significantly greater for FeCO due to its lower bond energy as compared with that ofNiCO. It is also shown that the dissociation and evaporation rates of atoms from small metal clusters have a significant effect on CO2 production. A high rate of evaporation leads to a smaller number of metal clusters available to catalyze the Boudouard reaction. This suggests that if CO reacts with metal clusters and removes atoms from them by forming MeCO, this has the effect of enhancing the evaporation rate and reducing SWNT production. The study also investigates some other reactions in the model that have a less dramatic influence.

Scott, Carl D.; Smalley, Richard E.



Testing of Commercial Hollow Fiber Membranes for Space Suit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Three commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hollow fiber (HoFi) membrane evaporators, modified for low pressure, were tested in a vacuum chamber at pressures below 33 pascals as potential space suit water membrane evaporator (SWME) heat rejection technologies. Water quality was controlled in a series of 25 tests, first simulating potable water reclaimed from waste water and then changing periodically to simulate the ever concentrating make-up of the circulating coolant over that is predicted over the course of 100 EVAs. Two of the systems, comprised of non-porous tubes with hydrophilic molecular channels as the water vapor transport mechanism, were severely impacted by the increasing concentrations of cations in the water. One of the systems, based on hydrophobic porous polypropylene tubes was not affected by the degrading water quality, or the presence of microbes. The polypropylene system, called SWME 1, was selected for further testing. An inverse flow configuration was also tested with SWME 1, with vacuum exposure on the inside of the tubes, provided only 20% of the performance of the standard configuration. SWME 1 was also modified to block 50% and 90% of the central tube layers, and tested to investigate performance efficiency. Performance curves were also developed in back-pressure regulation tests, and revealed important design considerations arising from the fully closed valve. SWME 1 was shown to be insensitive to air bubbles injected into the coolant loop. Development and testing of a full-scale prototype based on this technology and these test results is in progress.

Bue, Grant C.; Trevino, Luis; Tsioulos, Gus; Hanford, Anthony



Power station waste water concentration by high-efficiency low-temperature evaporators  

SciTech Connect

The use of high-efficiency low-temperature evaporators, alone or in conjunction with reverse osmosis plants, is a cost effective means of reducing power station effluent volumes by a factor of up to 1:200, depending on the initial effluent TDS, while recycling distilled water for boiler feed and cooling tower makeup. The key to this economy is use of low grade or waste heat, advanced heat transfer surface configurations, and low cost heat transfer surface materials. 4 references, 6 figures, 3 tables.

Weinberg, J.



A New Approach to Measure Contact Angle and Evaporation Rate with Flow Visualization in a Sessile Drop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The contact angle and the spreading process of sessile droplet are very crucial in many technological processes, such as painting and coating, material processing, film-cooling applications, lubrication, and boiling. Additionally, as it is well known that the surface free energy of polymers cannot be directly, measured for their elastic and viscous restraints. The measurements of liquid contact angle on the polymer surfaces become extremely important to evaluate the surface free energy of polymers through indirect methods linked with the contact angle data. Due to the occurrence of liquid evaporation is inevitable, the effects of evaporation on the contact angle and the spreading become very important for more complete understanding of these processes. It is of interest to note that evaporation can induce Marangoni-Benard convection in sessile drops. However, the impacts of the inside convection on the wetting and spreading processes are not clear. The experimental methods used by previous investigators cannot simultaneously measure the spreading process and visualize the convection inside. Based on the laser shadowgraphic system used by the present author, a very simple optical procedure has been developed to measure the contact angle, the spreading speed, the evaporation rate, and to visualize inside convection of a sessile drop simultaneously. Two CCD cameras were used to synchronously record the real-time diameter of the sessile drop, which is essential for determination of both spreading speed and evaporation rate, and the shadowgraphic image magnified by the sessile drop acting as a thin plano-convex lens. From the shadowgraph, the inside convection of the drop can be observed if any and the image outer diameter, which linked to the drop profile, can be measured. Simple equations have been derived to calculate the drop profile, including the instantaneous contact angle, height, and volume of the sessile drop, as well as the evaporation rate. The influence of the inside convection on the wetting and spreading processes can be figured out through comparison of the drop profiles with and without inside convection when the sessile drop is placed at different evaporation conditions.

Zhang, Nengli; Chao, David F.



Water accounting and vulnerability evaluation (WAVE): considering atmospheric evaporation recycling and the risk of freshwater depletion in water footprinting.  


Aiming to enhance the analysis of water consumption and resulting consequences along the supply chain of products, the water accounting and vulnerability evaluation (WAVE) model is introduced. On the accounting level, atmospheric evaporation recycling within drainage basins is considered for the first time, which can reduce water consumption volumes by up to 32%. Rather than predicting impacts, WAVE analyzes the vulnerability of basins to freshwater depletion. Based on local blue water scarcity, the water depletion index (WDI) denotes the risk that water consumption can lead to depletion of freshwater resources. Water scarcity is determined by relating annual water consumption to availability in more than 11,000 basins. Additionally, WDI accounts for the presence of lakes and aquifers which have been neglected in water scarcity assessments so far. By setting WDI to the highest value in (semi)arid basins, absolute freshwater shortage is taken into account in addition to relative scarcity. This avoids mathematical artifacts of previous indicators which turn zero in deserts if consumption is zero. As illustrated in a case study of biofuels, WAVE can help to interpret volumetric water footprint figures and, thus, promotes a sustainable use of global freshwater resources. PMID:24660893

Berger, Markus; van der Ent, Ruud; Eisner, Stephanie; Bach, Vanessa; Finkbeiner, Matthias



Global distribution of moisture, evaporation-precipitation, and diabatic heating rates  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Global archives were established for ECMWF 12-hour, multilevel analysis beginning 1 January 1985; day and night IR temperatures, and solar incoming and solar absorbed. Routines were written to access these data conveniently from NASA/MSFC MASSTOR facility for diagnostic analysis. Calculations of diabatic heating rates were performed from the ECMWF data using 4-day intervals. Calculations of precipitable water (W) from 1 May 1985 were carried out using the ECMWF data. Because a major operational change on 1 May 1985 had a significant impact on the moisture field, values prior to that date are incompatible with subsequent analyses.

Christy, John R.



Open fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) flat plate collector (FPC) and spray network systems for augmenting the evaporation rate of tannery effluent (soak liquor)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presently, tanneries in Tamilnadu, India are required to segregate the effluent of soaking and pickling sections from other wastewater streams and send it to shallow solar pans for evaporation to avoid land pollution. A large area of solar pans is required for evaporating the water in the effluent at salt concentration in the range of 4–5%. An experimental study has

K. Srithar; A. Mani



Inhibiting ventilatory evaporation produces an adaptive increase in cutaneous evaporation in mourning doves Zenaida macroura.  


We tested the hypothesis that birds can rapidly change the conductance of water vapor at the skin surface in response to a changing need for evaporative heat loss. Mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) were placed in a two-compartment chamber separating the head from the rest of the body. The rate of cutaneous evaporation was measured in response to dry ventilatory inflow at three ambient temperatures and in response to vapor-saturated ventilatory inflow at two ambient temperatures. At 35 degrees C, cutaneous evaporation increased by 72 % when evaporative water loss from the mouth was prevented, but no increase was observed at 45 degrees C. For both dry and vapor-saturated treatments, cutaneous evaporation increased significantly with increased ambient temperature. Changes in skin temperature made only a minor contribution to any observed increase in cutaneous evaporation. This indicates that Z. macroura can effect rapid adjustment of evaporative conductance at the skin in response to acute change in thermoregulatory demand. PMID:10518483

Hoffman; Walsberg



Preliminary evaluation of the performance, water use, and current application trends of evaporative coolers in California climates  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the latest results of an ongoing analysis investigating the potential for evaporative cooling as an energy-efficient alternative to standard air-conditioning in California residences. In particular, the study uses detailed numerical models of evaporative coolers linked with the DOE-2 building energy simulation program to study the issues of indoor comfort, energy and peak demand savings with and without supplemental air-conditioning and consumptive water use. In addition, limited surveys are used to assess the current market availability of evaporative cooling in California, typical contractor practices and costs, and general acceptance of the technology among engineers, contractors, and manufacturers. The results show that evaporative coolers can provide significant energy and peak demand savings in California residences, but the impact of the increased indoor humidity on human comfort remains an unanswered question that requires further research and clarification. Evaluated against ASHRAE comfort standards developed primarily for air-conditioning both direct and two-stage evaporative coolers would not maintain comfort at peak cooling conditions due to excessive humidity. However, using bioclimatic charts that place human comfort at the 80% relative humidity line, the study suggests that direct evaporative coolers will work in mild coastal climates, while two-stage models should provide adequate comfort in Title 24 houses throughout California, except in the Imperial Valley. The study also shows that evaporative coolers will increase household water consumption by less than 6% on an annual basis, and as much as 23% during peak cooling months, and that the increases in water cost are minimal compared to the electricity savings. Lastly, a survey of engineers and contractors revealed generally positive experiences with evaporative coolers, with operational cost savings, improved comfort, unproved air quality as the primary benefits in their use.

Huang, Y.J.; Hanford, J.W.; Wu, H.F.



Cutaneous water evaporation--II. Survival of birds under extreme thermal stress.  


Two birds, the pigeon (Columba livia) and the partridge (Alectoris chukar), differing in their habits and flight ability were compared with regard to their ability to survive extreme high air temperatures (Ta's). During 270 min survival tests birds were exposed to Ta's between 45 and 60 degrees C and low relative humidities. The pigeon was observed to be unique in its ability to survive 270 min of exposure to 60 degrees C while regulating Tb at 43.8 degrees C. The partridge could not survive 270 min of exposure at Ta's exceeding 48 degrees C. The pigeons were found to be exceptional in their capacity for cutaneous evaporation. Values as high as 20.9 mg H2O/cm-2/hr were measured at 52 degrees C Ta compared to 2.4 mg H2O/cm-2/hr in the partridge. Total evaporation of the pigeon exposed to 56 degrees C Ta was about 20% higher than that in the partridge. Maximum evaporation of the pigeon exposed to 60 degrees C Ta was 34.4 mg H2O/g/hr. The significance of cutaneous water loss for survival during extreme high Ta's is discussed. It is concluded that birds as a class may be divided into two groups with regard to their physiological capacity to withstand heat stress: (1) the majority of studied species employ regular physiological mechanisms and are limited in their cooling capacity to withstand ambient temperatures 48 degrees C; (2) a few avian species, which may be of wide ecological distribution, are equipped with major physiological preadaptations to severe heat stress. PMID:6136379

Marder, J



Estimating increased evaporation losses caused by irrigated agriculture as part of the water balance of the Orari Catchment, Canterbury, New Zealand  

E-print Network

1 Estimating increased evaporation losses caused by irrigated agriculture as part of the water processes. Impacts on catchment hydrology are quantified as the additional evaporation losses caused by irrigation agriculture in comparison to dryland evaporation. Different land-use scenarios with varying

Kienzle, Stefan W.


Modeling Equity for Alternative Water Rate Structures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The rising popularity of increasing block rates for urban water runs counter to mainstream economic recommendations, yet decision makers in rate design forums are attracted to the notion of higher prices for larger users. Among economists, it is widely appreciated that uniform rates have stronger efficiency properties than increasing block rates, especially when volumetric prices incorporate intrinsic water value. Yet, except for regions where water market purchases have forced urban authorities to include water value in water rates, economic arguments have weakly penetrated policy. In this presentation, recent evidence will be reviewed regarding long term trends in urban rate structures while observing economic principles pertaining to these choices. The main objective is to investigate the equity of increasing block rates as contrasted to uniform rates for a representative city. Using data from four Texas cities, household water demand is established as a function of marginal price, income, weather, number of residents, and property characteristics. Two alternative rate proposals are designed on the basis of recent experiences for both water and wastewater rates. After specifying a reasonable number (~200) of diverse households populating the city and parameterizing each household's characteristics, every household's consumption selections are simulated for twelve months. This procedure is repeated for both rate systems. Monthly water and wastewater bills are also computed for each household. Most importantly, while balancing the budget of the city utility we compute the effect of switching rate structures on the welfares of households of differing types. Some of the empirical findings are as follows. Under conditions of absent water scarcity, households of opposing characters such as low versus high income do not have strong preferences regarding rate structure selection. This changes as water scarcity rises and as water's opportunity costs are allowed to influence uniform rates. The welfare results of these exercises indicate that popular conceptions about increasing block rates may be incorrect insofar as the scarcity-endogenous uniform rate favors low-income households. That is, under scarcity conditions a switch from increasing block rates to full price uniform rates redistributes welfare so as to place more of the welfare burden of conservation on high-income households. Similarly, any household characteristic that tends to accompany low water use (e.g. low property value) generates a the same rate structure preference. These results are an intriguing addition to existing knowledge pertaining to the properties of increasing block rates and uniform rates with respect to criteria such as efficiency, simplicity, effectiveness, and (now) equity.

Griffin, R.; Mjelde, J.



Wind-Aided Intensified eVaporation (WAIV) and Membrane Crystallizer (MCr) integrated brackish water desalination process: Advantages and drawbacks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the increasing of water shortage problems, the need for inland brackish water RO will continue to increase in future. However, the primary limitations to further application of RO inland are the cost and technical feasibility of concentrate disposal. In this work, Membrane Crystallizer (MCr) and Wind-Aided Intensified eVaporation (WAIV) technologies have been applied in order to mitigate the

F. Macedonio; L. Katzir; N. Geisma; S. Simone; E. Drioli; J. Gilron



Water availability in almond orchards on marl soils in southeast Spain: The role of evaporation and runoff  

Microsoft Academic Search

Clean sweeping (i.e., frequent and shallow tillage in orchards) is a common practice in semi-arid areas. A potential drawback in dry areas is that the tree roots cannot access the water in the plough layer. Our objective was to quantify the loss of water by evaporation and the loss or gain by overland flow in almond (Prunus dulcis Mill.) orchards

A. Meerkerk; B. van Wesemael; E. Cammeraat



ABSTRACT: Spatially disaggregated estimates of over 131 stream-flow, ground water, and reservoir evaporation monthly time series  

E-print Network

ABSTRACT: Spatially disaggregated estimates of over 131 stream- flow, ground water, and reservoir evaporation monthly time series in California have been created for 12 different climate warming scenarios are important for impact and adaptation studies of California's water system. A statewide trend of increased

Pasternack, Gregory B.


Correlation between shape, evaporation mode and mobility of small water droplets on nanorough fibres.  


The dynamic wetting behaviour and the mobility of droplets on fibres is a very important factor in coating processes, textile fabrication, in self-cleaning processes and in the filtration of fluids. In principal, filter regeneration depends on the mobility of the droplets on the fibre surface. Mobile droplets tend to coalesce which greatly simplifies their removal from the filter. In this contribution mobility analyses of water droplets on monofilaments in air are performed. Studies of droplet evaporation on pure PET fibres and on nanorough fibres coated with SiO2 nanoparticles of diameters between 6 nm and 50 nm in a hydrophilic binder system were done. We show that the mobility of water droplets correlates with the droplet conformation which in turn is determined by the droplet-fibre interface. We demonstrate that fibre coatings can be used to tailor the conformation and mobility of water droplets. The smaller the nanoparticle diameters in the coating are, the smaller are the contact angles between water droplets and fibre and the better is the mobility of the droplets on the fibre. Our results allow a fast optimization of the fibre surface properties which are directly influencing the contact angle, the mobility and the coalescence of water droplets and thus filter regeneration. PMID:24407674

Funk, C S; Winzer, B; Peukert, W



Effect of pore size on the condensation/evaporation transition of confined water in equilibrium with saturated bulk water.  


The effect of pore size on the condensation/evaporation transition of confined water upon varying the strength of the water-surface interaction is studied under conditions of equilibrium with saturated bulk. Monte Carlo simulations in the grand canonical ensemble were used to determine water density in spherical pores of radius R(p) = 9, 12, 15, 20, and 25 Å in the temperature range from T = 270 K to the bulk critical temperature. The critical values of the well depth of the water-surface interaction potential, which mark the limits of the metastability of vapor and liquid phases in pores (U(0)(cond) and U(0)(evap), respectively), were determined. U(0)(cond) strongly depends on temperature, practically does not depend on the pore size, and corresponds to some particular density of water vapor near a surface. In contrast, U(0)(evap) only slightly depends on temperature, depends strongly on pore size, and corresponds to the density in the pore interior by about 2% below the bulk value. The critical water-pore interaction U(0)(c), which separates regimes of capillary condensation and capillary evaporation, is found to be changed from -1.75 to -0.94 kcal/mol when the pore radius R(p) increases from 9 to 25 Å. The size dependence of U(0)(c) is attributed to the change of the contact angle due to the line tension effect. Extrapolation of the dependence U(0)(c)(R(p)) to the flat surface gives the critical value U(0)(c)(?) ? -0.61 kcal/mol. PMID:21812405

Brovchenko, Ivan; Oleinikova, Alla



Effects of viscosity, surface tension, and evaporation rate of solvent on dry colloidal structures: a lattice Boltzmann study.  


Understanding the mechanisms of how colloidal solution properties and drying processes result in dry colloidal structures is essential for industrial applications such as paint, ceramics, and electrodes. In this study, we develop a computational method to simulate the drying process of colloidal suspensions containing solid particles and polymers. The method consists of a solvent evaporation model, a fluid particle dynamics method, and a two-phase lattice Boltzmann method. We determine that a high-viscosity solvent, small surface tension, and a high evaporation rate of the solvent lead to a structure with dispersed particles and interconnected pores. When these conditions are not present, the particles agglomerate and the pores are disconnected. PMID:24329271

Munekata, Toshihisa; Suzuki, Takahisa; Yamakawa, Shunsuke; Asahi, Ryoji



Performance of a Water Recirculation Loop Maintenance Device and Process for the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A water loop maintenance device and process to maintain the water quality of the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporation (SWME) water recirculation loop has been undergoing a performance evaluation. The SWME is a heat rejection device under development at the NASA Johnson Space Center to perform thermal control for advanced spacesuits. One advantage to this technology is the potential for a significantly greater degree of tolerance to contamination when compared to the existing Sublimator technology. The driver for the water recirculation maintenance device and process is to further enhance this advantage through the leveraging of fluid loop management lessons-learned from the International Space Station (ISS). A bed design that was developed for a Hamilton Sundstrand military application, and considered for a potential ISS application with the Urine Processor Assembly, provides a low pressure drop means for water maintenance in a recirculation loop. The bed design is coupled with high capacity ion exchange resins, organic adsorbents, and a cyclic methodology developed for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Transport Water loop. The maintenance process further leverages a sorbent developed for ISS that introduces a biocide in a microgravity-compatible manner for the Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS). The leveraging of these water maintenance technologies to the SWME recirculation loop is a unique demonstration of applying the valuable lessons learned on the ISS to the next generation of manned spaceflight Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) hardware. This

Rector, Tony; Steele, John W.; Bue, Grant C.; Campbell, Colin; Makinen, Janice



Magnetic resonance imaging of slow water flow during infiltration and evaporation by tracer motion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water fluxes in soils control many processes in the environment like plant nutrition, solute and pollutant transport. In the last two decades non-invasive visualization methods have been adapted to monitor flux processes on the small scale. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), also well known from medical diagnostics, is one of the most versatile ones. It mostly probes directly the substance of interest: water, and it offers many opportunities to manipulate the observed signals for creating different contrasts and thus probing different properties of the porous medium and the embedded fluids. For example, one can make the signal sensitive to the total proton density, i. e. water content, to spatial distributions of relaxation times which reflect pore sizes, to spatial distributions of transport coefficients, and to concentration of contrast agents by using strongly T1 weighted MRI pulse sequences. In this presentation we use GdDTPA2- for monitoring flux processes in soil columns in an ultra-wide bore MRI scanner. It offers the opportunity for monitoring slow water fluxes mainly occurring in soil systems which are not monitorable with direct MRI flow imaging. This contrast agent is most convenient since it behaves conservatively, i.e. it does not sorb at different soil materials and it is chemically stable. Firstly, we show that its mode of action in natural porous media is identical to that known from medical applications as proved by the identical relaxivity parameters [1]. Secondly, the tracer is applied for the visualization of flux processes during evaporation-driven flow. Theoretical considerations by forward simulation predicted a lateral redistribution of solutes during evaporative upward fluxes from highly conductive fine material to neighbouring domains with low water content and conductivity. Here we could prove that such near-surface redistribution really takes place [2]. Thirdly, this tracer is applied for the investigation of water uptake by root systems. Depending on the transpiration conditions slow uptake in the dark is present, where the tracer moves directly into the xylem. When fully illuminated, the tracer uptake is limited by the Caspari band, and it is enriched strongly in the roots cortex. The results so far show that this tracer offers a new window for monitoring slow water fluxes in bare and grown soil columns. [1] Haber-Pohlmeier S, Bechtold M, Stapf, S, Pohlmeier, A. (2010) Vadose Zone Journal 9, 835-845 [2] Bechtold M, Haber-Pohlmeier S, Vanderborght J, Pohlmeier A, Ferré T, Vereecken H. (2011) Geophysical Research Letters 38, L17404

Pohlmeier, A.; Haber-Pohlmeier, S.; Bechtold, M.; Vanderborght, J.; Vereecken, H.



Design and Evaluation of a Water Recirculation Loop Maintenance Device for the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A dual-bed device to maintain the water quality of the Advanced Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporation (SWME) water recirculation loop has been designed and is undergoing testing. The SWME is a heat rejection device under development at the NASA Johnson Space Center to perform thermal control for advanced spacesuits. One advantage to this technology is the potential for a significantly greater degree of tolerance to contamination when compared to the existing Sublimator technology. The driver for the development of a water recirculation maintenance device is to further enhance this advantage through the leveraging of fluid loop management lessons-learned from the International Space Station (ISS). A bed design that was developed for a Hamilton Sundstrand military application, and considered for a potential ISS application with the Urine Processor Assembly, provides a low pressure drop means for water maintenance in a recirculation loop. The bed design is coupled with high capacity ion exchange resins, organic adsorbents, and a cyclic methodology developed for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Transport Water loop. The bed design further leverages a sorbent developed for ISS that introduces a biocide in a microgravity-compatible manner for the Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS). The leveraging of these water maintenance technologies to the SWME recirculation loop is a clear demonstration of applying the valuable lessons learned on the ISS to the next generation of manned spaceflight Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) hardware.

Steele, John W.; Rector, Tony; Bue, Grant C.; Campbell, Colin; Makinen, Janice



Hollow Fiber Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator Development and Testing for Advanced Spacesuits  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The spacesuit water membrane evaporator (SWME) is being developed to perform the thermal control function for advanced spacesuits to take advantage of recent advances in micropore membrane technology in providing a robust heat-rejection device that is potentially less sensitive to contamination than is the sublimator. Principles of a sheet membrane SWME design were demonstrated using a prototypic test article that was tested in a vacuum chamber at JSC in July 1999. The Membrana Celgard X50-215 microporous hollow fiber (HoFi) membrane was selected after recent contamination tests as the most suitable candidate among commercial alternatives for HoFi SWME prototype development. A design that grouped the fiber layers into stacks, which were separated by small spaces and packaged into a cylindrical shape, was developed into a full-scale prototype consisting 14,300 tube bundled into 30 stacks, each of which are formed into a chevron shape and separated by spacers and organized into three sectors of ten nested stacks. Vacuum chamber testing has been performed characterize heat rejection as a function of inlet water temperature and water vapor backpressure and to show contamination resistance to the constituents expected to be found in potable water produced by the distillation processes. Other tests showed the tolerance to freezing and suitability to reject heat in a Mars pressure environment.

Bue, Grant C.; Trevino, Luis A.; Tsioulos, Gus; Settles, Joseph; Colunga, Aaron; Vogel, Matthew; Vonau, Walt



Analysis of Water Recovery Rate from the Heat Melt Compactor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Human space missions generate trash with a substantial amount of plastic (20% or greater by mass). The trash also contains water trapped in food residue and paper products and other trash items. The Heat Melt Compactor (HMC) under development by NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) compresses the waste, dries it to recover water and melts the plastic to encapsulate the compressed trash. The resulting waste disk or puck represents an approximately ten-fold reduction in the volume of the initial trash loaded into the HMC. In the current design concept being pursued, the trash is compressed by a piston after it is loaded into the trash chamber. The piston face, the side walls of the waste processing chamber and the end surface in contact with the waste can be heated to evaporate the water and to melt the plastic. Water is recovered by the HMC in two phases. The first is a pre-process compaction without heat or with the heaters initially turned on but before the waste heats up. Tests have shown that during this step some liquid water may be expelled from the chamber. This water is believed to be free water (i.e., not bound with or absorbed in other waste constituents) that is present in the trash. This phase is herein termed Phase A of the water recovery process. During HMC operations, it is desired that liquid water recovery in Phase A be eliminated or minimized so that water-vapor processing equipment (e.g., condensers) downstream of the HMC are not fouled by liquid water and its constituents (i.e., suspended or dissolved matter) exiting the HMC. The primary water recovery process takes place next where the trash is further compacted while the heated surfaces reach their set temperatures for this step. This step will be referred to herein as Phase B of the water recovery process. During this step the waste chamber may be exposed to different selected pressures such as ambient, low pressure (e.g., 0.2 atm), or vacuum. The objective for this step is to remove both bound and any remaining free water in the trash by evaporation. The temperature settings of the heated surfaces are usually kept above the saturation temperature of water but below the melting temperature of the plastic in the waste during this step to avoid any encapsulation of wet trash which would reduce the amount of recovered water by blocking the vapor escape. In this paper, we analyze the water recovery rate during Phase B where the trash is heated and water leaves the waste chamber as vapor, for operation of the HMC in reduced gravity. We pursue a quasi-one-dimensional model with and without sidewall heating to determine the water recovery rate and the trash drying time. The influences of the trash thermal properties, the amount of water loading, and the distribution of the water in the trash on the water recovery rates are determined.

Balasubramaniam, R.; Hegde, U.; Gokoglu, S.



Evaluation of a Remotely Sensed Evaporative Stress Index for Monitoring Patterns of Anomalous Water Use  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Drought assessment is a complex endeavor, requiring monitoring of deficiencies in multiple components of the hydrologic budget. Precipitation anomalies reflect variability in water supply to the land surface, while soil moisture (SM), ground and surface water anomalies reflect deficiencies in moisture storage. In contrast, evapotranspiration (ET) anomalies provide unique yet complementary information, reflecting variations in actual water use by crops and direct evaporation from the soil. For example, precipitation- and ET-based anomalies may differ significantly in regions of intensive irrigation, shallow water table, or deep rooting depth - areas where plants may be more resilient to soil moisture deficiencies inferred from rainfall patterns. In addition, an ET-based index can better capture impacts of hot, windy conditions leading to "flash droughts", where anomalously high water use precipitates rapid decay in soil moisture and crop condition. Here we describe a remotely sensed Evaporative Stress Index (ESI) based on anomalies in actual-to-reference ET ratio, and compare with patterns in precipitation-based drought indicators. Actual ET is derived from thermal remote sensing, using the morning land-surface temperature (LST) rise observed with geostationary satellites. In comparison with vegetation indices, LST is a fast-response variable, with the potential for providing early warning of crop stress reflected in increasing canopy temperatures. Spatiotemporal patterns in ESI reasonably match those in precipitation-based indices (such as SPI and modeled SM) and patterns in the U.S. Drought Monitor. However, because ESI does not use precipitation as an input, it provides an independent assessment of evolving drought conditions, and is more portable to data-sparse parts of the world lacking dense rain-gauge and Doppler radar networks. Integrating LST information from polar orbiting systems, the ESI has unique potential for sensing moisture stress at field scale, benefiting yield estimation and loss compensation efforts. Techniques for identifying flash drought events will be demonstrated, as well as ESI performance over the heat-induced drought events of 2012. The ESI is routinely produced over the continental U.S. using data from GOES, with expansion to North and South America underway. In addition drought monitoring applications are being developed over Africa and Europe using Meteosat land-surface products.

Anderson, M. C.; Hain, C.; Otkin, J.; Zhan, X.



On the evaporation of ammonium sulfate solution  

PubMed Central

Aqueous evaporation and condensation kinetics are poorly understood, and uncertainties in their rates affect predictions of cloud behavior and therefore climate. We measured the cooling rate of 3 M ammonium sulfate droplets undergoing free evaporation via Raman thermometry. Analysis of the measurements yields a value of 0.58 ± 0.05 for the evaporation coefficient, identical to that previously determined for pure water. These results imply that subsaturated aqueous ammonium sulfate, which is the most abundant inorganic component of atmospheric aerosol, does not affect the vapor–liquid exchange mechanism for cloud droplets, despite reducing the saturation vapor pressure of water significantly. PMID:19861551

Drisdell, Walter S.; Saykally, Richard J.; Cohen, Ronald C.



Tried and True: Evaporating is cool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many students hold misconceptions about evaporation. In this short exercise, students will apply the kinetic molecular theory to explain how cold water can evaporate and to observe the cooling effect of evaporation, and develop their own evaporation experiments.

Hand, Richard



Cutaneous water evaporation--I. Its significance in heat-stressed birds.  


In a comparative study on avian cutaneous evaporation, two species of Phasianidae, Japanese quail Coturnix coturnix japonica and chukar partridge Alectoris chukar, and three species of Columbidae, palm dove Streptopelia senegalensis, collared turtle dove Streptopelia decaocto and rock pigeon Columbia livia, were investigated. The skin resistance to vapor diffusion (rs) and cutaneous water loss (CWL) were studied in these birds exposed to air temperatures (Ta) between 20 and 52 degrees C. The skin resistance was measured with Lambda instrument diffusive resistance meter. Skin resistance within the thermo-neutral zone varied between a minimum of 62 sec/cm in the palm dove exposed to 20 degrees C and a maximum of 309.1 sec/cm in the partridge exposed to 36 degrees C. The CWL values were 2.5 mg H2O/ and 0.51 mg H2O/ respectively. Maximum CWL of the quail and partridge was 1.9-2.1 mg H2O/, equivalent to a cooling capacity of about 17% of metabolic heat production at 45 degrees C Ta. In the palm dove, collared dove and pigeon CWL reached 6.8, 13.1 and 20.9 mg H2O/ and rs values reached 31.2, 16.2 and 9.4 sec/cm respectively. The cooling capacity amounted to 51.5, 86.1 and 96.5% of metabolic heat during heat stress (52 degrees C). The significance of skin evaporation in body temperature regulation of heat-stressed birds is discussed. PMID:6136378

Marder, J; Ben-Asher, J



Reaction rate constant for uranium in water and water vapor  

SciTech Connect

The literature on uranium oxidation in water and oxygen free water vapor was reviewed. Arrhenius rate equations were developed from the review data. These data and equations will be used as a baseline from which to compare reaction rates measured for K Basin fuel.




Flow Visualization in Evaporating Liquid Drops and Measurement of Dynamic Contact Angles and Spreading Rate  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new hybrid optical system, consisting of reflection-refracted shadowgraphy and top-view photography, is used to visualize flow phenomena and simultaneously measure the spreading and instant dynamic contact angle in a volatile-liquid drop on a nontransparent substrate. Thermocapillary convection in the drop, induced by evaporation, and the drop real-time profile data are synchronously recorded by video recording systems. Experimental results obtained from this unique technique clearly reveal that thermocapillary convection strongly affects the spreading process and the characteristics of dynamic contact angle of the drop. Comprehensive information of a sessile drop, including the local contact angle along the periphery, the instability of the three-phase contact line, and the deformation of the drop shape is obtained and analyzed.

Zhang, Neng-Li; Chao, David F.



Consider mechanical recompression evaporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mechanical recompression is a technique for improving latent heat management by recycling the latent heat of evaporation. The product vapor is isotropically compressed to a higher temperature and pressure so that it can be used as the heating medium that drives the evaporation. The mechanical recompression evaporator typically requires no main process steam, cooling water, or process steam condenser. The



Fundamental study of evaporation model in micron pore  

E-print Network

................................................................ 10 Phase-change Phenomena in Meniscus.................................................11 Evaporation Model..................................................................................... 16 Evaporation Model Based on Kinetic Theory... .......................................................................... 51 Evaporation Rate and Meniscus Profile in Pore......................................... 51 Total Evaporation Rate in Pore .................................................................. 78 Application of Evaporation Model to Heat Pipe...

Oinuma, Ryoji



Wetting behaviour during evaporation and condensation of water microdroplets on superhydrophobic patterned surfaces.  


Superhydrophobic surfaces have considerable technological potential for various applications due to their extreme water repellent properties. The superhydrophobic surfaces may be generated by the use of hydrophobic coating, roughness and air pockets between solid and liquid. The geometric effects and dynamic effects, such as surface waves, can destroy the composite solid-air-liquid interface. The relationship between the water droplet size and geometric parameters governs the creation of composite interface and affects transition from solid-liquid interface to composite interface. Therefore, it is necessary to study the effect of droplets of various sizes. We have studied the effect of droplet size on contact angle by evaporation using droplets with radii ranging from about 300 to 700 microm. Experimental and theoretical studies of the wetting properties of silicon surfaces patterned with pillars of two different diameters and heights with varying pitch values are presented. We propose a criterion where the transition from Cassie and Baxter regime to Wenzel regime occurs when the droop of the droplet sinking between two asperities is larger than the depth of the cavity. The trends are explained based on the experimental data and the proposed transition criteria. An environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) is used to form smaller droplets of about 20 microm radius and measure the contact angle on the patterned surfaces. The investigation has shown that ESEM provides a new approach to wetting studies on the microscale. PMID:18173651

Jung, Y C; Bhushan, B



Separating soil evaporation and crop transpiration to improve crop water use efficiency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A network of a FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on "Managing Irrigation Water to Enhance Crop Productivity under Water-Limiting Conditions: A Role for Isotopic Techniques", involving seven countries was implemented from 2007 to 2012, to identify approaches to improve crop water productivity (production per unit of water input) under water-limiting conditions using isotopic and related techniques. This paper presents findings from the two of the studied sites, one in China and another in Morocco, in using both isotopic and conventional techniques to separate soil evaporation (E) and crop transpiration (T) from total water losses in evapotranspiration (ET) for winter wheat grown under different climatic conditions and methods of irrigation management practices. In the North China Plain (NCP), the estimated E/ET of winter wheat by the isotopic method (Keeling plot using delta oxygen-18 (?18O)) was in agreement with that obtained by conventional methods (eddy covariance and micro-lysimeter). The high correlation between these methods (R2=0.85, n=27) showed that the E from wheat-growing field contributes an average of 30% of water losses for the whole growing season (Nov-June), with higher E percentage (68%) can be expected before elongation stage due to incomplete canopy cover. The results also showed that through deficit irrigation and improved irrigation scheduling, soil E losses could be reduced by 10-30% of the total water loss compared with full irrigation. In Morocco, field Keeling plot isotopic E and T separation study was carried out for two days in spring of 2012 at Sidi Rahal. The percentage contribution of T to total ET was approximately 73%. The experimental results obtained from both China and Moroccan sites were used to validate FAO's AquaCrop model for E and T, and for improving irrigation scheduling and agronomic practices. Good correlation (R2=0.83) was obtained between measured (isotopic) and AquaCrop simulated ET from NCP. The measured and simulated E and T results from Morocco also compared well; the difference in E between the two approaches was only 5-12% over the two-day study.

Heng, Lee; Nguyen, Long; Gong, Daozhi; Mei, Xurong; Amenzou, Noureddine



Stable isotope estimates of evaporation: inflow and water residence time for lakes across the United States as a tool for national lake water quality assessments  

EPA Science Inventory

Stable isotope ratios of water (delta18O and delta2H) can be very useful in large-scale monitoring programs because water samples are easy to collect and isotope ratios integrate information about basic hydrologic processes such as evaporation as a percentage of inflow (E/I) and ...


Column-scale unsaturated hydraulic conductivity estimates in coarse-textured homogeneous and layered soils derived under steady-state evaporation from a water table  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Steady-state evaporation from a water table has been extensively studied for both homogeneous and layered porous media. For layered media it is of interest to find an equivalent homogeneous medium and define “effective” hydraulic properties. In this paper a new solution for steady-state evaporation from coarse-textured porous media is presented. Based on this solution, the evaporation rate represents a macroscopic (column-scale) measure of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity at the pressure head equal to the maximum extent of the hydraulically connected region above the water table. The presented approach offers an alternative method for determination of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of homogeneous coarse-textured soils and a new solution for prediction of the effective unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of layered coarse-textured soils. The solution was evaluated with both experimental data and numerical simulations. Comparison with experimental data and numerical results for hypothetically layered soil profiles demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach for coarse-textured soils.

Sadeghi, Morteza; Tuller, Markus; Gohardoust, Mohammad R.; Jones, Scott B.



Water recovery from and volume reduction of gray water using an energy efficient evaporator  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tests were made under a contract with VEDA Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, for the United States Navy, Environmental Protection Branch, Annapolis, Maryland. The objectives of the tests were to demonstrate the use of vapor compression distillation to greatly reduce the storage volume of wastewater on US Navy ships during extended missions, examine the quality of the produced distilled water for

B. W. Tleimat; M. C. Tleimat



Potential evaporation functions compared on US watersheds: Possible implications for global-scale water balance and terrestrial ecosystem modeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Estimates of potential evaporation Ep are commonly employed in terrestrial water balance and net primary productivity models. This study compared a set of 11 Ep methods in a global-scale water balance model (WBM) applied to 3265 0.5° (lat. × long.) grid cells representing the conterminous US. The Ep methods ranged from simple temperature-driven equations to physically-based combination approaches and include

C. J. Vörösmarty; C. A. Federer; A. L. Schloss



Estimation of evaporation from open water - A review of selected studies, summary of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers data collection and methods, and evaluation of two methods for estimation of evaporation from five reservoirs in Texas  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Organizations responsible for the management of water resources, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), are tasked with estimation of evaporation for water-budgeting and planning purposes. The USACE has historically used Class A pan evaporation data (pan data) to estimate evaporation from reservoirs but many USACE Districts have been experimenting with other techniques for an alternative to collecting pan data. The energy-budget method generally is considered the preferred method for accurate estimation of open-water evaporation from lakes and reservoirs. Complex equations to estimate evaporation, such as the Penman, DeBruin-Keijman, and Priestley-Taylor, perform well when compared with energy-budget method estimates when all of the important energy terms are included in the equations and ideal data are collected. However, sometimes nonideal data are collected and energy terms, such as the change in the amount of stored energy and advected energy, are not included in the equations. When this is done, the corresponding errors in evaporation estimates are not quantifiable. Much simpler methods, such as the Hamon method and a method developed by the U.S. Weather Bureau (USWB) (renamed the National Weather Service in 1970), have been shown to provide reasonable estimates of evaporation when compared to energy-budget method estimates. Data requirements for the Hamon and USWB methods are minimal and sometimes perform well with remotely collected data. The Hamon method requires average daily air temperature, and the USWB method requires daily averages of air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation. Estimates of annual lake evaporation from pan data are frequently within 20 percent of energy-budget method estimates. Results of evaporation estimates from the Hamon method and the USWB method were compared against historical pan data at five selected reservoirs in Texas (Benbrook Lake, Canyon Lake, Granger Lake, Hords Creek Lake, and Sam Rayburn Lake) to evaluate their performance and to develop coefficients to minimize bias for the purpose of estimating reservoir evaporation with accuracies similar to estimates of evaporation obtained from pan data. The modified Hamon method estimates of reservoir evaporation were similar to estimates of reservoir evaporation from pan data for daily, monthly, and annual time periods. The modified Hamon method estimates of annual reservoir evaporation were always within 20 percent of annual reservoir evaporation from pan data. Unmodified and modified USWB method estimates of annual reservoir evaporation were within 20 percent of annual reservoir evaporation from pan data for about 91 percent of the years compared. Average daily differences between modified USWB method estimates and estimates from pan data as a percentage of the average amount of daily evaporation from pan data were within 20 percent for 98 percent of the months. Without any modification to the USWB method, average daily differences as a percentage of the average amount of daily evaporation from pan data were within 20 percent for 73 percent of the months. Use of the unmodified USWB method is appealing because it means estimates of average daily reservoir evaporation can be made from air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation data collected from remote weather stations without the need to develop site-specific coefficients from historical pan data. Site-specific coefficients would need to be developed for the modified version of the Hamon method.

Harwell, Glenn R.



TDR water content inverse profiling in layered soils during infiltration and evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last three decades, time domain reflectometry (TDR) has become one of the most commonly used tools for soil water content measurements either in laboratory or in the field. Indeed, TDR provides easy and cheap water content estimations with relatively small disturbance to the investigated soil. TDR measurements of soil water content are based on the strong correlation between relative dielectric permittivity of wet soil and its volumetric water content. Several expressions of the relationship between relative dielectric permittivity and volumetric water content have been proposed, empirically stated (Topp et al., 1980) as well as based on semi-analytical approach to dielectric mixing models (Roth et al., 1990; Whalley, 1993). So far, TDR field applications suffered the limitation due to the capability of the technique of estimating only the mean water content in the volume investigated by the probe. Whereas the knowledge of non homogeneous vertical water content profiles was needed, it was necessary to install either several vertical probes of different length or several horizontal probes placed in the soil at different depths, in both cases strongly increasing soil disturbance as well as the complexity of the measurements. Several studies have been recently dedicated to the development of inversion methods aimed to extract more information from TDR waveforms, in order to estimate non homogeneous moisture profiles along the axis of the metallic probe used for TDR measurements. A common feature of all these methods is that electromagnetic transient through the wet soil along the probe is mathematically modelled, assuming that the unknown soil water content distribution corresponds to the best agreement between simulated and measured waveforms. In some cases the soil is modelled as a series of small layers with different dielectric properties, and the waveform is obtained as the result of the superposition of multiple reflections arising from impedance discontinuities between the layers (Nguyen et al., 1997; Todoroff et al., 1998; Heimovaara, 2001; Moret et al., 2006). Other methods consider the dielectric properties of the soil as smoothly variable along probe axis (Greco, 1999; Oswald et al., 2003; Greco, 2006). Aim of the study is testing the applicability to layered soils of the inverse method for the estimation of water content profiles along vertical TDR waveguides, originally applied in laboratory to homogeneous soil samples with monotonic moisture distributions (Greco, 2006), and recently extended to field measurements with more general water content profiles (Greco and Guida, 2008). Influence of soil electrical conductivity, uniqueness of solution, choices of parametrization, parameters identifiabilty, sensitivity of the method to chosen parameters variations are discussed. Finally, the results of the application of the inverse method to a series of infiltration and evaporation experiments carried out in a flume filled with three soil layers of different physical characteristics are presented. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research was co-financed by the Italian Ministry of University, by means of the PRIN 2006 PRIN program, within the research project entitled ‘Definition of critical rainfall thresholds for destructive landslides for civil protection purposes'. REFERENCES Greco, R., 1999. Measurement of water content profiles by single TDR experiments. In: Feyen, J., Wiyo, K. (Eds.), Modelling of Transport Processes in Soils. Wageningen Pers, Wageningen, the Netherlands, pp. 276-283. Greco, R., 2006. Soil water content inverse profiling from single TDR waveforms. J. Hydrol. 317, 325-339. Greco R., Guida A., 2008. Field measurements of topsoil moisture profiles by vertical TDR probes. J. Hydrol. 348, 442- 451. Heimovaara, T.J., 2001. Frequency domain modelling of TDR waveforms in order to obtain frequency dependent dielectric properties of soil samples: a theoretical approach. In: TDR 2001 - Second International Symposium on Time Domain Reflectometry for Innovative Geotechnical Applications. Northwestern Univer

Greco, R.; Guida, A.



Prediction of the rate of oil removal from seawater by evaporation and dissolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mathematical model is presented to predict the rates of vaporization and dissolution for an oil spill floating on the sea surface. Laboratory experiments were conducted on two oil samples, a crude oil from Ahwaz oil fields in Iran and a home kerosene produced at Tehran Refinary. Effects of temperature and salt concentration on the rate of oil disappearance were

Mohammad R. Riazi; Mohsen Edalat



Evaporation determined by the energy-budget method for Mirror Lake, New Hampshire  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation was determined by the energy-budget method for Mirror Lake during the open water periods of 1982-1987. For all years, evaporation rates were low in spring and fall and highest during the summer. However, the times of highest evaporation rates varied during the 6 yr. Evaporation reached maximum rates in July for three of the years, in June for two of the years, and in August for one of the years. The highest evaporation rate during the 6-yr study was 0.46 cm d-1 during 27 May-4 June 1986 and 15-21 July 1987. Solar radiation and atmospheric radiation input to the lake and long-wave radiation emitted from the lake were by far the largest energy fluxes to and from the lake and had the greatest effect on evaporation rates. Energy advected to and from the lake by precipitation, surface water, and ground water had little effect on evaporation rates. In the energy-budget method, average evaporation rates are determined for energy-budget periods, which are bounded by the dates of thermal surveys of the lake. Our study compared evaporation rates calculated for short periods, usually ???1 week, with evaporation rates calculated for longer periods, usually ???2 weeks. The results indicated that the shorter periods showed more variability in evaporation rates, but seasonal patterns, with few exceptions, were similar.

Winter, T. C.; Buso, D. C.; Rosenberry, D. O.; Likens, G. E.; Sturrock, Jr. , A. M.; Mau, D. P.



Evaporation Anisotropy of Forsterite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation anisotropy of a synthetic single crystal of forsterite was investigated by high temperature vacuum experiments. The (001), (010), and (001) surfaces show microstructures characteristic for each surface. Obtained overall linear evaporation rates for the (001), (010), and (001) surfaces are ~17, ~7, and ~22 mm/hour, and the intrinsic evaporation rates, obtained by the change in surface microstructures, are ~10, ~4.5, and ~35 mm/hour, respectively. The difference between the intrinsic evaporation rates and overall rates can be regarded as contribution of dislocation, which is notable for the (100) and (010) surfaces and insignificant for the (001) surface. This is consistent with observed surface microstructures.

Ozawa, K.; Nagahara, H.; Morioka, M.



[Photosynthetic rate, transpiration rate, and water use efficiency of cotton canopy in oasis edge of Linze].  


The measurement system of Li-8100 carbon flux and the modified assimilation chamber were used to study the photosynthetic characteristics of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) canopy in the oasis edge region in middle reach of Heihe River Basin, mid Hexi Corridor of Gansu. At the experimental site, soil respiration and evaporation rates were significantly higher in late June than in early August, and the diurnal variation of canopy photosynthetic rate showed single-peak type. The photosynthetic rate was significantly higher (P < 0.01) in late June than in early August, with the daily average value being (43.11 +/- 1.26) micromol CO2 x m(-2) x s(-1) and (24.53 +/- 0.60) micromol CO2 x m(-2) x s(-1), respectively. The diurnal variation of canopy transpiration rate also presented single-peak type, with the daily average value in late June and early August being (3.10 +/- 0.34) mmol H2O x m(-2) x s(-1) and (1.60 +/- 0.26) mmol H2O x m(-2) x s(-1), respectively, and differed significantly (P < 0.01). The daily average value of canopy water use efficiency in late June and early August was (15.67 +/- 1.77) mmol CO2 x mol(-1) H2O and (23.08 +/- 5.54) mmol CO2 x mol(-1) H2O, respectively, but the difference was not significant (P > 0.05). Both in late June and in early August, the canopy photosynthetic rate was positively correlated with air temperature, PAR, and soil moisture content, suggesting that there was no midday depression of photosynthesis in the two periods. In August, the canopy photosynthetic rate and transpiration rate decreased significantly, because of the lower soil moisture content and leaf senescence, but the canopy water use efficiency had no significant decrease. PMID:20873616

Xie, Ting-Ting; Su, Pei-Xi; Gao, Song



A Study of Mechanisms and Supression of Evaporation of Water from Soils  

E-print Network

Extensive greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate chemicals not previously studied extensively for their potential as evaporation suppressants. Included in the studies were crude oil, anionics, cationics, nonionics, silicones...

Wendt, C. W.


Hydrogen capacity and absorption rate of the SAES St707 non-evaporable getter at various temperatures.  

SciTech Connect

A prototype of a tritium thermoelectric generator (TTG) is currently being developed at Sandia. In the TTG, a vacuum jacket reduces the amount of heat lost from the high temperature source via convection. However, outgassing presents challenges to maintaining a vacuum for many years. Getters are chemically active substances that scavenge residual gases in a vacuum system. In order to maintain the vacuum jacket at approximately 1.0 x 10{sup -4} torr for decades, nonevaporable getters that can operate from -55 C to 60 C are going to be used. This paper focuses on the hydrogen capacity and absorption rate of the St707{trademark} non-evaporable getter by SAES. Using a getter testing manifold, we have carried out experiments to test these characteristics of the getter over the temperature range of -77 C to 60 C. The results from this study can be used to size the getter appropriately.

Hsu, Irving; Mills, Bernice E.



Numerical Investigation of Physicochemical Processes Occurring During Water Evaporation in the Surface Layer Pores of a Forest Combustible Material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A numerical investigation of the physicochemical processes occurring during water evaporation from the pores of the surface layer of a forest combustible material has been carried out. The characteristic features of the suppression of the thermal decomposition reaction of a combustible material with water filling fullyits pores and formation of a water fi lm over its surface have been determined. The characteristic times of suppression of thermal decomposition reactions under various environmental conditions and the thickness and kinds of forest combustible material (birch leaves, pine and spruce needles, etc.) have been established.

Zhdanova, A. O.; Kuznetsov, G. V.; Strizhak, P. A.



Group evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Liquid fuel combustion process is greatly affected by the rate of droplet evaporation. The heat and mass exchanges between gas and liquid couple the dynamics of both phases in all aspects: mass, momentum, and energy. Correct prediction of the evaporation rate is therefore a key issue in engineering design of liquid combustion devices. Current analytical tools for characterizing the behavior of these devices are based on results from a single isolated droplet. Numerous experimental studies have challenged the applicability of these results in a dense spray. To account for the droplets' interaction in a dense spray, a number of theories have been developed in the past decade. Herein, two tasks are examined. One was to study how to implement the existing theoretical results, and the other was to explore the possibility of experimental verifications. The current theoretical results of group evaporation are given for a monodispersed cluster subject to adiabatic conditions. The time evolution of the fluid mechanic and thermodynamic behavior in this cluster is derived. The results given are not in the form of a subscale model for CFD codes.

Shen, Hayley H.



Effects of alternative control strategies of water-evaporative cooling systems on energy efficiency and plume control: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the evaluations of energy efficiency, plume potential as well as plume control of a huge chiller plant using water-evaporative cooling towers for heat rejection for a super high-rising commercial office building in a subtropical region of Hong Kong. The evaluations were carried out in a dynamic Transient Simulation Program (TRNSYS)-based simulation platform using alternative control strategies including

Shengwei Wang; Xinhua Xu



How evaporative water losses vary between wet and dry water years as a function of elevation in the Sierra Nevada, California, and critical factors for modeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

High altitude basins in the Sierra Nevada, California, have negligible summer precipitation and very little groundwater storage, making them ideal laboratories for indirectly monitoring changes in evaporative losses between wet and dry years. Dry years typically have greater potential evapotranspiration (ET) due to warmer June and July air temperatures, warmer summer water\\/soil temperatures, greater solar radiation exposure due to less

Jessica D. Lundquist; Steven P. Loheide II



Characteristic lengths for evaporation suppression from patchy porous surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For non-uniformly wet porous surfaces, evaporation rates vary nonlinearly with mean surface water content and with the areal fraction of wet patches. The nonlinearity stems from the complex vapor field forming over individual pores and patches that could enhance vapor fluxes from pores surrounded by dry area (relative to fluxes from the same area of free water surface). The resulting evaporation rates from such a surface are similar to free water surface evaporation despite considerably lower evaporating area (low surface water content). Theoretically, such flux compensation could be suppressed by lumping isolated pores into clusters with equal mean water content. The resulting arrangement in wet patches ensures nearly 1D conditions within the patch and some flux enhancement at the periphery. The interplay between patch water content, patch size, and mean surface water content within a prescribed air flow boundary layer was modeled analytically using single pore diffusion as a building block. Results show existence of a characteristic cluster size that yields the largest evaporation suppression for a given boundary layer thickness and spacing between patches. For patches larger than this size, the relative evaporation rate from patchy surface (relative to free water surface evaporation) reaches a predictable rate equal to the fractional area of clusters. Model predictions for the relation between pore cluster size and evaporation suppression were evaluated numerically and in a series of wind tunnel experiments using porous surfaces with different pore clusters. The findings could be used for the design of optimal porous covers for suppressing evaporation losses from water reservoirs, or for controlling evaporative drying from engineered porous surfaces.

Lehmann, Peter; Or, Dani



Effects of evaporator frosting and defrosting on the performance of air-to-water heat pumps  

Microsoft Academic Search

The performance of an 8 kW air-to-water heat pump operating under frosting conditions was investigated over a wide range of ambient temperatures and humidities. The results showed that the rate of frost formation and degradation in the heat pump performance is dependent upon both temperature and humidity, the effects of which should be taken into consideration in the design of

S. A. Tassou; C. J. Marquand



Reservoir evaporation in central Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation losses from seven reservoirs operated by the Denver Water Department in central Colorado were determined during various periods from 1974 to 1980. The reservoirs studies were Ralston, Cheesman, Antero, Williams Fork, Elevenmile Canyon, Dillon, and Gross. Energy-budget and mass-transfer methods were used to determine evaporation. Class-A pan data also were collected at each reservoir. The energy-budget method was the most accurate of the methods used to determine evaporation. At Ralston, Cheesman, Antero, and Williams Fork Reservoirs the energy-budget method was used to calibrate the mass-transfer coefficients. Calibrated coefficients already were available for Elevenmile Canyon, Dillon, and Gross Reservoirs. Using the calibrated coefficients, long-term mass-transfer evaporation rates were determined. Annual evaporation values were not determined because the instrumentation was not operated for the entire open-water season. Class-A pan data were used to determine pan coefficients for each season at each reservoir. The coefficients varied from season to season and between reservoirs, and the seasonal values ranged from 0.29 to 1.05. (USGS)

Spahr, N. E.; Ruddy, B. C.



Formation of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Light-Absorbing Compounds Accelerated by Evaporation of Water from Secondary Organic Aerosols  

SciTech Connect

Aqueous extracts of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) generated from the ozonolysis of dlimonene were subjected to dissolution, evaporation, and re-dissolution in the presence and absence of ammonium sulfate (AS). Evaporation with AS at pH 4-9 produced chromophores that were stable with respect to hydrolysis and had a distinctive absorption band at 500 nm. Evaporation accelerated the rate of chromophore formation by at least three orders of magnitude compared to the reaction in aqueous solution, which produced similar compounds. Absorption spectroscopy and high-resolution nanospray desorption electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) mass spectrometry experiments suggested that the molar fraction of the chromophores was small (< 2%), and that they contained nitrogen atoms. Although the colored products represented only a small fraction of SOA, their large extinction coefficients (>10{sup 5} L mol{sup -1} cm{sup -1} at 500 nm) increased the effective mass absorption coefficient of the residual organics in excess of 10{sup 3} cm{sup 2} g{sup -1} - a dramatic effect on the optical properties from minor constituents. Evaporation of SOA extracts in the absence of AS resulted in the production of colored compounds only when the SOA extract was acidified to pH {approx} 2 with sulfuric acid. These chromophores were produced by acid-catalyzed aldol condensation, followed by a conversion into organosulfates. The presence of organosulfates was confirmed by high resolution mass spectrometry experiments. Results of this study suggest that evaporation of cloud or fog droplets containing dissolved organics leads to significant modification of the molecular composition and serves as a potentially important source of light-absorbing compounds.

Nguyen, Tran B.; Lee, Paula B.; Updyke, Katelyn M.; Bones, David L.; Laskin, Julia; Laskin, Alexander; Nizkorodov, Sergey



The Case of the Disappearing Water  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this experiment, students investigate the evaporation of water as part of a solution to a simulated mystery. They will compare rates of evaporation under different conditions, demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of evaporation, and be able to explain evaporation in the context of the water cycle.


Water distillation: a prototype to determine flow rate gains temperature and salt concentration changes in pressurised system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies a system to evaluate the flow rate gains in fresh water production when temperature and salt concentration changes. A pressurised system of single effect, operating at constant pressure of 80 mmHg, has been used to control the operational conditions. The distillation process has been conducted under variable evaporation temperature and salt concentration. The results have shown that

C. Armenta-Deu



Soil water content and evaporation determined by thermal parameters obtained from ground-based and remote measurements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Soil water contents from both smooth and rough bare soil were estimated from remotely sensed surface soil and air temperatures. An inverse relationship between two thermal parameters and gravimetric soil water content was found for Avondale loam when its water content was between air-dry and field capacity. These parameters, daily maximum minus minimum surface soil temperature and daily maximum soil minus air temperature, appear to describe the relationship reasonably well. These two parameters also describe relative soil water evaporation (actual/potential). Surface soil temperatures showed good agreement among three measurement techniques: in situ thermocouples, a ground-based infrared radiation thermometer, and the thermal infrared band of an airborne multispectral scanner.

Reginato, R. J.; Idso, S. B.; Jackson, R. D.; Vedder, J. F.; Blanchard, M. B.; Goettelman, R.



A laboratory study of the effects of a kerosene-burner exhaust on ice nucleation and the evaporation rate of ice crystals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laboratory experiments are described during which the influence of gases and particles from the exhaust of a kerosene burner on microphysical processes were studied. In one experimental investigation the evaporation rates of ice crystals polluted with the kerosene-burner exhaust were compared with the evaporation rates of pure ice crystals. During another experimental investigation the ice nucleating ability of the exhaust particles was studied in terms of the efficiency of the exhaust particles to act as deposition and condensation freezing nuclei, as immersion freezing nuclei, and as contact nuclei. The results of our experiments showed that the evaporation rate of ice crystals polluted with the kerosene-burner exhaust was significantly reduced compared to the evaporation rate of pure ice crystals, implying an increased lifetime of aircraft contrails in comparison to a cloud of pure ice crystals. We also found that the kerosene-burner exhaust particles act as ice nuclei in all studied modes of ice formation at temperatures as high as -20°C, particulary freezing between 20 and 70% of the drops at temperatures warmer than -28°C in the immersion mode. Since the temperature at the level of the contrails is typically below -30°C our result allows the speculation that drop formation at the cruising altitude of air planes is immediately followed by ice crystal formation via heterogeneous nucleation.

Diehl, K.; Mitra, S. K.


Eighth International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Pasadena, CA, USA, July 2000 Modeling Cryogenic Spray Temperature and Evaporation Rate  

E-print Network

a high evaporation rate due to the low boiling temperature of the cryogen at atmospheric pressure (Tb=-26 PWS blood vessels [3]. How- ever, absorption of laser energy by melanin causes local- ized heating targeted PWS blood vessels [6]. To achieve optimal cooling selectivity, it is necessary to control

Aguilar, Guillermo


Paper published in Journal of Hydrology, 369, 17-29, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.01.038 Isotopic composition of bare soil evaporated water vapor.1  

E-print Network

Isotopic composition of bare soil evaporated water vapor.1 Part II: Modeling of RUBIC IV experimental of the evaporation flux and corresponding isotopic composition from six bare soil columns.6 Data analysis raised several questions about the soil depth controlling the isotopic7 composition of the evaporated water vapor

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


Study of batch maltitol (4- O-?- D-glucopyranosyl- D-glucitol) crystallization by cooling and water evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is obvious that maltitol, like other disaccharides, owes some of its functional properties to structural features such as the flexibility of the glycosidic bond and hydrogen bonding and to its aqueous solution physicochemical properties, especially solubility and metastable zone width. This is particularly the case for molecular arrangements, which take place before and during crystallization process. We have previously used FTIR spectra to study structural properties of the maltitol molecule in concentrated solution like molecular associations or changes in conformation [1]. To complement these molecular properties, the different maltitol solution physicochemical properties having a relationship with maltitol-water or maltitol-maltitol interactions like solubility, metastable zone width, viscosity, and density were determined [2]. In this work we used these physicochemical results to optimize maltitol crystallization both by reducing the process duration and by improving the obtained crystal quality. Two strategies have been tested: the optimization of the time/temperature profile during the classical cooling crystallization and the application to maltitol of evaporative crystallization, a process usually used for sucrose preparation. The obtained results mainly showed remarkable difference in crystal mean size and crystal size distribution when the cooling profile was modified. On the other hand, evaporative crystallization was shown to make it possible to lower considerably the crystallization time compared to the cooling process but crystal morphological properties seem to be considerably modified by evaporation.

Gharsallaoui, Adem; Rogé, Barbara; Mathlouthi, Mohamed



Mixed feed evaporator  


In the preparation of the gaseous reactant feed to undergo a chemical reaction requiring the presence of steam, the efficiency of overall power utilization is improved by premixing the gaseous reactant feed with water and then heating to evaporate the water in the presence of the gaseous reactant feed, the heating fluid utilized being at a temperature below the boiling point of water at the pressure in the volume where the evaporation occurs.

Vakil, Himanshu B. (Schenectady, NY); Kosky, Philip G. (Ballston Lake, NY)



Thermal signatures help deduce evaporative fluxes into turbulent airflows  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporative fluxes and energy balance of terrestrial surfaces are affected by interplay between water availability, energy input, and exchange across the air boundary layer. Commonly occurring turbulent airflows impose complex and highly dynamic boundary conditions that challenge prediction of surface evaporation rates. During stage-I evaporation where the vaporization plane is at the surface, intermittent turbulent interactions with the surface give rise to distinct thermal signatures that could be recorded using infrared thermography (IRT). The study links measured thermal signatures with spatio-temporal distribution of eddy-induced localized evaporation rates towards characterization of turbulent momentum field and estimation of overall evaporative fluxes. Results highlight potential of the approach for remote quantification of interactions between turbulent eddies and evaporating surfaces. Surface thermal inertia present a challenge to high resolution implementation, and strategies for overcoming these are presented including applications to plant canopies (low thermal inertia surfaces). Applications for larger scales will be discussed.

Haghighi, E.; Or, D.



Cooling enhancement in an air-cooled finned heat exchanger by thin water film evaporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical analysis on the cooling enhancement by applying evaporative cooling to an air-cooled finned heat exchanger is presented in this work. A two-dimensional model on the heat and mass transfer in a finned channel is developed adopting a porous medium approach. Based on this model, the characteristics of the heat and mass transfer are investigated in a plate-fin heat

Chan Ho Song; Dae-Young Lee; Sung Tack Ro



A unified approach to predict evaporation losses in evaporative heat exchangers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, the rules of thumb used to predict evaporation losses in different evaporative heat exchangers are unified. The accurate prediction of all aspects of evaporative heat exchanger behavior is very important. Accurately predicting evaporation losses is significant since water, in this class of heat exchangers, is cooled primarily by evaporation of a portion of the circulating water that

Bilal Ahmed Qureshi; Syed M. Zubair



WTP Pilot-Scale Evaporation Tests  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the design, assembly, and operation of a Pilot-Scale Evaporator built and operated by SRTC in support of Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Project at the DOE's Hanford Site. The WTP employs three identical evaporators, two for the Waste Feed and one for the Treated LAW. The Pilot-Scale Evaporator was designed to test simulants for both of these waste streams. The Pilot-Scale Evaporator is 1/76th scale in terms of evaporation rates. The basic configuration of forced circulation vacuum evaporator was employed. A detailed scaling analysis was performed to preserve key operating parameters such as basic loop configuration, system vacuum, boiling temperature, recirculation rates, vertical distances between important hardware pieces, reboiler heat transfer characteristics, vapor flux, configuration of demisters and water spray rings. Three evaporation test campaigns were completed. The first evaporation run used water in order to shake down the system. The water runs were important in identifying a design flaw that inhibited mixing in the evaporator vessel, thus resulting in unstable boiling operation. As a result the loop configuration was modified and the remaining runs were completed successfully. Two simulant runs followed the water runs. Test 1: Simulated Ultrafiltration Recycles with HLW SBS, and Test 2: Treated AN102 with Envelop C LAW. Several liquid and offgas samples were drawn from the evaporator facility for regulatory and non-regulatory analyses. During Test 2, the feed and the concentrate were spiked with organics to determine organic partitioning. The decontamination factor (DF) for Test 1 was measured to be 110,000 (more than the expected value of 100,000). Dow Corning Q2-3183A antifoam agent was tested during both Tests 1 and 2. It was determined that 500 ppm of this antifoam agent was sufficient to control the foaminess to less than 5 per cent of the liquid height. The long-term testing (around 100 hours of operation) did not show any fouling of reboiler or other loop piping. The Pilot-Scale Evaporator will be used in the Semi-Integrated Pilot Plant tests. Additionally, the Pilot-Scale design can easily accommodate hardware changes that result from the development of the full-scale evaporator to resolve any issues arising from the startup or operation of the full-scale facility.




Infrared thermography of evaporative fluxes and dynamics of salt deposition on heterogeneous porous surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporation of saline solutions from porous media, common in arid areas, involves complex interactions between mass transport, energy exchange and phase transitions. We quantified evaporation of saline solutions from heterogeneous sand columns under constant hydraulic boundary conditions to focus on effects of salt precipitation on evaporation dynamics. Mass loss measurements and infrared thermography were used to quantify evaporation rates. The latter method enables quantification of spatial and temporal variability of salt precipitation to identify its dynamic effects on evaporation. Evaporation from columns filled with texturally-contrasting sand using different salt solutions revealed preferential salt precipitation within the fine textured domains. Salt precipitation reduced evaporation rates from the fine textured regions by nearly an order of magnitude. In contrast, low evaporation rates from coarse-textured regions (due to low capillary drive) exhibited less salt precipitation and consequently less evaporation rate suppression. Experiments provided insights into two new phenomena: (1) a distinct increase in evaporation rate at the onset of evaporation; and (2) a vapor pumping mechanism related to the presence of a salt crust over semidry media. Both phenomena are related to local vapor pressure gradients established between pore water and the surface salt crust. Comparison of two salts: NaCl and NaI, which tend to precipitate above the matrix surface and within matrix pores, respectively, shows a much stronger influence of NaCl on evaporation rate suppression. This disparity reflects the limited effect of NaI precipitation on matrix resistivity for solution and vapor flows.

Nachshon, Uri; Shahraeeni, Ebrahim; Or, Dani; Dragila, Maria; Weisbrod, Noam



Evaporation, transpiration, and ecosystem water use efficiency in a multi-annual sugarcane production system in Hawai'i, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Food and biofuel production will require practices that increase water use efficiency in order to have future sustainability in a water-constrained environment. One possible practice is the use of food and energy crops with multi-annual growing periods, which could reduce bare soil evaporation. We integrated field water budgets, micrometeorology, and plant sampling to observe plant growth and evapotranspiration (ET) in two sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) fields in Hawai'i, USA in contrasting environments with unusually long (18-24 month) growing periods. We partitioned observed ET into evaporation and transpiration using a flux partitioning model and calculated ecosystem water use efficiency (EWUE=Net Ecosystem Productivity/ET) and harvest WUE (HWUE=Aboveground Net Ecosystem Productivity/ET) to assess sugarcane water use efficiency. After the start of the mid-period, our higher elevation, less windy field ('Lee') had a slightly higher mean EWUE (31.5 kg C ha-1 mm-1) than our lower elevation, windier ('Windy') field (mean EWUE of 30.7 kg C ha-1 mm-1). HWUE was also very high (HWUE >27 kg C ha-1 mm-1) in both fields due to aboveground biomass composing >87% of total biomass. Transpiration, as a fraction of total ET, increased rapidly with canopy cover in both fields; during the mid-period, transpiration was an average of 84% of total ET in Windy and 80% in Lee, with Lee showing greater variation than Windy. As expected, daily EWUE increased with canopy cover during the initial growing stages; more significantly, EWUE showed no substantial decrease during the 2nd year with an aging crop. The results illustrate the potential for longer-rotation crop cycles for increasing water use efficiency, particularly in tropical regions.

Anderson, R. G.; Tirado-corbala, R.; Wang, D.; Ayars, J. E.



Effects of carbonyl bond, metal cluster dissociation, and evaporation rates on predictions of nanotube production in high-pressure carbon monoxide.  


The high-pressure carbon monoxide (HiPco) process for producing single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) uses iron pentacarbonyl as the source of iron for catalyzing the Boudouard reaction. Attempts using nickel tetracarbonyl led to no production of SWNTs. This paper discusses simulations at a constant condition of 1300 K and 30 atm in which the chemical rate equations are solved for different reaction schemes. A lumped cluster model is developed to limit the number of species in the models, yet it includes fairly large clusters. Reaction rate coefficients in these schemes are based on bond energies of iron and nickel species and on estimates of chemical rates for formation of SWNTs. SWNT growth is measured by the conformation of CO2. It is shown that the production of CO2 is significantly greater for FeCO because of its lower bond energy as compared with that of NiCO. It is also shown that the dissociation and evaporation rates of atoms from small metal clusters have a significant effect on CO2 production. A high rate of evaporation leads to a smaller number of metal clusters available to catalyze the Boudouard reaction. This suggests that if CO reacts with metal clusters and removes atoms from them by forming MeCO, this has the effect of enhancing the evaporation rate and reducing SWNT production. The study also investigates some other reactions in the model that have a less dramatic influence. PMID:12908232

Scott, Carl D; Smalley, Richard E



Effects of carbonyl bond, metal cluster dissociation, and evaporation rates on predictions of nanotube production in high-pressure carbon monoxide  

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The high-pressure carbon monoxide (HiPco) process for producing single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) uses iron pentacarbonyl as the source of iron for catalyzing the Boudouard reaction. Attempts using nickel tetracarbonyl led to no production of SWNTs. This paper discusses simulations at a constant condition of 1300 K and 30 atm in which the chemical rate equations are solved for different reaction schemes. A lumped cluster model is developed to limit the number of species in the models, yet it includes fairly large clusters. Reaction rate coefficients in these schemes are based on bond energies of iron and nickel species and on estimates of chemical rates for formation of SWNTs. SWNT growth is measured by the conformation of CO2. It is shown that the production of CO2 is significantly greater for FeCO because of its lower bond energy as compared with that of NiCO. It is also shown that the dissociation and evaporation rates of atoms from small metal clusters have a significant effect on CO2 production. A high rate of evaporation leads to a smaller number of metal clusters available to catalyze the Boudouard reaction. This suggests that if CO reacts with metal clusters and removes atoms from them by forming MeCO, this has the effect of enhancing the evaporation rate and reducing SWNT production. The study also investigates some other reactions in the model that have a less dramatic influence.

Scott, Carl D.; Smalley, Richard E.



A new method using evaporation for high-resolution measurements of soil thermal conductivity at changing water contents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The thermal conductivity of soils is a key parameter to know if their use as heat source or sink is planned. It is required to calculate the efficiency of ground-source heat pump systems in combination with soil heat exchangers. Apart from geothermal energy, soil thermal conductivity is essential to estimate the ampacity for buried power cables. The effective thermal conductivity of saturated and unsaturated soils, as a function of water transport, water vapour transport and heat conduction, mainly depends on the soil water content, its bulk density and texture. The major objectives of this study are (i) to describe the thermal conductivity of soil samples with a non-steady state measurement at changing water contents and for different bulk densities. Based on that it is (ii) tested if available soil thermal conductivity models are able to describe the measured data for the whole range of water contents. The new method allows a continuous measurement of thermal conductivity for soil from full water saturation to air-dryness. Thermal conductivity is measured with a thermal needle probe in predefined time intervals while the change of water content is controlled by evaporation. To relate the measured thermal conductivity to the current volumetric water content, the decrease in weight of the sample, due to evaporation, is logged with a lab scale. Soil texture of the 11 soil substrates tested in this study range between coarse sand and silty clay. To evaluate the impact of the bulk density on heat transport processes, thermal conductivity at 20°C was measured at 1.5g/cm3; 1.7g/cm3 and 1.9g/cm3 for each soil substrate. The results correspond well to literature values used to describe heat transport in soils. Due to the high-resolution and non-destructive measurements, the specific effects of the soil texture and bulk density on thermal conductivity could be proved. Decreasing water contents resulted in a non-linear decline of the thermal conductivity for all samples. Especially for coarse textured soils a rapid decrease of the thermal conductivity was observed, when the volumetric water content drops under a critical level. Higher bulk densities increased the heat transport parameters for soil samples with the same texture. This effect becomes significant at high water saturations. The method used in this study allows easy to use non-steady state measurements of the soil thermal conductivity with a high data resolution and for continuously decreasing water contents. In further studies these measured data will be used to enhance existing pedotransfer functions and models and improve the prediction of soil thermal properties for application-oriented requirements.

Markert, A.; Trinks, S.; Facklam, M.; Wessolek, G.



A continuous stream flash evaporator for the calibration of an IR cavity ring down spectrometer for isotopic analysis of water  

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A new technique for high resolution simultaneous isotopic analysis of $\\delta^{18}\\mathrm{O}$ and $\\delta\\mathrm{D}$ in liquid water is presented. A continuous stream flash evaporator has been designed that is able to vaporise a stream of liquid water in a continuous mode and deliver a stable and finely controlled water vapour sample to a commercially available Infra Red Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer. Injection of sub $\\mu l$ amounts of the liquid water is achieved by pumping liquid water sample through a fused silica capillary and instantaneously vaporising it with a 100% efficiency in a home made oven at a temperature of $170 ^{o}$C. The system's simplicity, low power consumption and low dead volume together with the possibility for automated unattended operation, provides a solution for the calibration of laser instruments performing isotopic analysis of water vapour. Our work is mainly driven by the possibility to perform high resolution on line water isotopic analysis on Continuous Flow Analysis systems ...

Gkinis, Vasileios; Johnsen, Sigfus J; Blunier, Thomas



Influence of evaporation, ground water, and uncertainty in the hydrologic budget of Lake Lucerne, a seepage lake in Polk County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A detailed hydrologic budget was constructed of a seepage lake of sinkhole origin in the karst terrain of central Florida. During the drought period studied, lake evaporation computed by the energy-budget and mass-transfer methods was the largest component in the budget, followed by rainfall. Ground-water inflow contributed about one-third of the total inflow. Lake leakage was about one-fourth of the evaporative losses and was increased substantially by pumping from the Upper Floridan aquifer.

Lee, Terrie Mackin; Swancar, Amy



Interannual variability in the surface energy budget and evaporation over a large southern inland water in the United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding how the surface energy budget and evaporation over inland waters respond to climate change and variability remains limited. Here we report 2 year measurements of the surface energy budget using the eddy covariance method over Ross Barnett Reservoir, Mississippi, USA, for 2008 and 2009. Annual mean sensible (H) and latent (LE) heat fluxes in 2008 were 9.5%, and 10.0% greater than in 2009, respectively. Most of the interannual variations in the surface energy fluxes and meteorological variables primarily occurred in the cool seasons from October to March, which was enhanced by frequent large wind events associated with cold front passages. These large wind events greatly promoted H and LE exchange and produced H and LE pulses that increased variations in H and LE between these two cool seasons. In the warm seasons from April to September, H and LE pulses were also present, which largely increased variations in LE and dampened those in H between the two warm seasons. The H and LE pulses contributed to approximately 50% of the annual H and 28% of the annual LE, although they only covered about 16% of the entire year. The interannual variations in H and LE pulses contributed to about 78% of the interannual variations in H and 40% of those in LE. Our results imply that the increased interannual variability in cold front activities as a result of climate change would amplify interannual variations in the evaporation and the surface energy exchange over inland waters in this region.

Zhang, Qianyu; Liu, Heping




EPA Science Inventory

Evaporation has been an established technology in the metal finishing industry for many years. In this process, wastewaters containing reusable materials, such as copper, nickel, or chromium compounds are heated, producing a water vapor that is continuously removed and condensed....


Water-quality and sediment-chemistry data of drain water and evaporation ponds from Tulare Lake Drainage District, Kings County, California March 1985 to March 1986  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Trace element and major ion concentrations were measured in water samples collected monthly between March 1985 and March 1986 at the MD-1 pumping station at the Tulare Lake Drainage District evaporation ponds, Kings County, California. Samples were analyzed for selected pesticides several times during the year. Salinity, as measured by specific conductance, ranged from 11,500 to 37,600 microsiemens/centimeter; total recoverable boron ranged from 4,000 to 16,000 micrg/L; and total recoverable molybdenum ranged from 630 to 2,600 microg/L. Median concentrations of total arsenic and total selenium were 97 and 2 microg/L. Atrazine, prometone, propazine, and simazine were the only pesticides detected in water samples collected at the MD-1 pumping station. Major ions, trace elements, and selected pesticides also were analyzed in water and bottom-sediment samples from five of the southern evaporation ponds at Tulare Lake Drainage District. Water enters the ponds from the MD-1 pumping station at pond 1 and flows through the system terminating at pond 10. The water samples increased in specific conductance (21,700 to 90,200 microsiemens/centimeter) and concentrations of total arsenic (110 to 420 microg/L), total recoverable boron (12,000 to 80,000 microg/L) and total recoverable molybdenum (1,200 to 5,500 microg/L) going from pond 1 to pond 10, respectively. Pesticides were not detected in water from any of the ponds sampled. Median concentrations of total arsenic and total selenium in the bottom sediments were 4.0 and 0.9 microg/g, respectively. The only pesticides detected in bottom sediment samples from the evaporation ponds were DDD and DDE, with maximum concentration of 0.8 microg/kilogram. (Author 's abstract)

Fujii, Roger



Consider mechanical recompression evaporation  

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Mechanical recompression is a technique for improving latent heat management by recycling the latent heat of evaporation. The product vapor is isotropically compressed to a higher temperature and pressure so that it can be used as the heating medium that drives the evaporation. The mechanical recompression evaporator typically requires no main process steam, cooling water, or process steam condenser. The economy is in the range of what could be achieved by a 10- to 20-effect evaporator. The technique of mechanical recompression evaporation is not wet. The chemical process industries (CPI) in North American and Europe began using it extensively in the 1970s, probably as a results of the oil crisis. And, it will continue to play a major role in the removal of water for process applications. This article explains what mechanical recompression evaporation is, its advantages and disadvantages, and where it can be used. It also provides guidance on selecting the evaporator and compressor--the most important components of a mechanical recompression evaporation system.

Ward, A.



Atmospheric impacts of evaporative cooling systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report summarizes available information on the effects of various power plant cooling systems on the atmosphere. While evaporative cooling systems sharply reduce the biological impacts of thermal discharges in water bodies, they create (at least, for heat-release rates comparable to those of two-unit nuclear generating stations) atmospheric changes. For an isolated site such as required for a nuclear power



Impact of Natural Conditioners on Water Retention, Infiltration and Evaporation Characteristics of Sandy Soil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil conditioners i.e., natural deposits and organic fertilizer are used for alleviate some of poor physical properties of sandy soils such as low water retention and inefficient water use, especially in arid and semi-arid regions such as in Saudi Arabia conditions. The present study aims to investigate the impact of clay deposits and organic fertilizer on water characteristics, cumulative infiltration

G. Abdel-Nasser; A. M. Al-Omran; A. M. Falatah; A. S. Sheta; A. R. Al-Harbi



Evaporation and canopy characteristics of coniferous forests and grasslands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canopy-scale evaporation rate (E) and derived surface and aerodynamic conductances for the transfer of water vapour (gs and ga, respectively) are reviewed for coniferous forests and grasslands. Despite the extremes of canopy structure, the two vegetation types have similar maximum hourly evaporation rates (Emax) and maximum surface conductances (gsmax) (medians = 0.46 mm h-1 and 22 mm s-1). However, on

F. M. Kelliher; R. Leuning; E. D. Schulze



WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, VOL. 17, NO. S, PAGES 1453-1462, OCTOBER 1981 Operational Estimates ofLake Superior Evaporation  

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Lake Superior Evaporation Based on IFYGL Findings JAN A. DERECKI NatioMI Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Enllironmental Research Laboratory AM Arbor, Michigan 48104 Monthly evapor~tion from Lake.SS transfer method. This method permits timely evaporation estimates from readily available land


Streamer Evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Evaporation is the consequence of slow plasma heating near the tops of streamers where the plasma is only weakly contained by the magnetic field. The form it takes is the slow opening of field lines at the top of the streamer and transient formation of new solar wind. It was discovered in polytropic model calculations, where due to the absence of other energy loss mechanisms in magnetostatic streamers, its ultimate endpoint is the complete evaporation of the streamer. This takes, for plausible heating rates, weeks to months in these models. Of course streamers do not behave this way, for more than one reason. One is that there are losses due to thermal conduction to the base of the streamer and radiation from the transition region. Another is that streamer heating must have a characteristic time constant and depend on the ambient physical conditions. We use our global Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) model with thermal conduction to examine a few examples of the effect of changing the heating scale height and of making ad hoc choices for how the heating depends on ambient conditions. At the same time, we apply and extend the analytic model of streamers, which showed that streamers will be unable to contain plasma for temperatures near the cusp greater than about 2xl0(exp 6) K. Slow solar wind is observed to come from streamers through transient releases. A scenario for this that is consistent with the above physical process is that heating increases the near-cusp temperature until field lines there are forced open. The subsequent evacuation of the flux tubes by the newly forming slow wind decreases the temperature and heating until the flux tubes are able to reclose. Then, over a longer time scale, heating begins to again refill the flux tubes with plasma and increase the temperature until the cycle repeats itself. The calculations we report here are first steps towards quantitative evaluation of this scenario.

Suess, Steven T.; Wang, A. H.; Wu, Shi T.; Nerney, S.



Export Rates of North Atlantic Deep Water  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept from Bolin and Rhode (1973) of transit time distributions (TTDs)newline for reservoirs is applied to North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) in the subpolar North Atlantic. The reservoirs are the different density classes of NADW, i.e. Upper Labrador Sea Water (ULSW), Labrador Sea Water (LSW), Gibbs Fracture Zone Water(GFZW) and Denmark Strait Overflow Water (DSOW). The TTDs for these

R. Steinfeldt; M. Rhein



Precipitate formation in a porous rock through evaporation of saline water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We examine the motion of a high-pressure aqueous solution, through a low-permeability fracture, towards a low-pressure well. As the liquid decompresses in the fractures it expands, and for sufficiently high initial temperature the liquid reaches the boiling point. A vaporization front then develops, so that vapour issues from the well. As the fluid evaporates near the well, the salt concentration of the residual fluid increases. If the salt concentration increases beyond the saturation limit, then the evaporation leads to precipitation of salt in the fracture. We find a new family of self-similar solutions to describe the boiling and precipitation in a single idealized fracture, which at long times remains approximately isothermal owing to the cross-fracture heat transfer. The solutions describe the mass of salt that precipitates as a function of the initial salt concentration, the reservoir temperature and pressure, and the well pressure. In fact, this family of self-similar solutions is multi-valued: we identify a liquid-advection-dominated regime, in which the boiling front advances slowly and the fracture porosity decreases significantly, and a boiling-dominated regime, in which the boiling front advances more rapidly, and less precipitate forms at each point in the fracture. As the pressure difference between the well and the far field reservoir increases, these solutions converge, and eventually coincide. Beyond this critical point, there is no similarity solution, since the advective flux of salt from the far-field would produce more precipitate than can be taken up in the fracture adjacent to the boiling front. Instead, the rock will become fully sealed through precipitation, thereby suppressing flow into the well. We extend the model to show that an analogous result also occurs within an extensive porous layer. However in that case, the system is not isothermal; instead, the heat flux is supplied in the direction of flow, while the cross-flow heat flux is small. We discuss the relevance of the work to the natural venting of steam in high-temperature geothermal systems.

Tsypkin, George G.; Woods, Andrew W.



Simultaneous evaporation and advanced oxidation processes (AOP) for process water treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The commercial oxidation of hydrocarbons to produce oxygenated organics also generates byproduct water. This water ultimately appears as a waste distillation [open quotes]tower bottoms[close quotes] containing residual amounts of the oxygenated organics. Because such wastewater streams can be sizeable (> 8,000 gal\\/hr) and have little mineral content, they have been considered for recycle use as cooling tower water or boiler

R. W. Tock; M. A. Rege; S. H. Bhojani



Pull, Push and Evaporate: The Role of Surfaces in Plant Water Transport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water is of fundamental significance for plant life. One fundamental aspect is that water represents an important environmental\\u000a factor. Rain, fog and mist affect irradiation absorbed by a plant and the environmental temperature. Water is therefore a\\u000a climate-related parameter. It also acts as a factor which influences the immediate surroundings of a plant. For example, plants\\u000a which live in swamp

Anita Roth-Nebelsick


Evaporation pathways and solubility of Fe-Ca-Mg-rich salts in acid sulfate waters. A model for Martian ancient surface waters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has been suggested that Martian iron rich sulfate and oxyhydroxide deposits were precipitated from meltwaters[1], thought to have been acidic. Alternatively, iron(III)-rich hydrated sulfates from oxidized sulfides observed in the outcrops may occur as a result of long-term reactions[4]. Recent analysis of Martian materials support that they come from hydrothermal activity[5], which is highly consistent with the observation of enriched in iron, magnesium, silicon and calcium materials[2]. Independently of the nature of the sulfate formation paths on Mars, characterizing the interaction of saline mineral assemblages and the aqueous solutions necessary for their formation is significance in assessing Mars' hydrological and mineralogical evolution history. In this work we have characterized a layered deposit(Fig. 1) formed from the evaporation of stream water from Rio Tinto, Spain, a relevant Mars analog site[6]. The minerals detected in-situ, confirmed later via high resolution laser Raman spectroscopy in the laboratory, are, from bottom to top: (A) mixture of goethite and probably schwermannite; (B) goethite; (C) mixture of gypsum and highly hydrated ferric sulfates; (D) hexahydrite; and (E) mixture of hexahydrite and epsomite. What we observed in this deposit is the precipitation of relatively insoluble hydroxysulfates (schwermannite admixed with goethite), followed by the precipitation of other relatively insoluble ferric and gypsum, and finally the occurrence of the very soluble Mg-sulfates. We are currently investigating the correlation of this evaporite deposit with the hydrochemistry of the stream water from which it evaporated through dedicated laboratory analysis of natural mineral and aqueous samples. A solubility model including the minerals identified in this work will be reported at the conference. The study of this particular acid sulfate system (with analog mineralogy to that observed in Meridiani[3]) provides constraints on the evaporation pathways that may lead to a better understanding of the composition of ancient surface waters on Mars from which certain complex mineral assemblages are thought to have been formed.

Sobron, P.; Sansano, A.; Sanz, A.



The dynamics and stability of thin liquid films during spin coating. I. Films with constant rates of evaporation or absorption  

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A fixed volume of liquid is placed on a horizontal disk spinning at a constant angular speed. The liquid forms a film that thins continuously due to centrifugal drainage and evaporation or thins to a finite thickness when surface absorption counterbalances drainage. A nonlinear evolution equation describing the shape of the film interface as a function of space and time is derived, and its stability is examined using linear theory. When there is either no mass transfer or there is evaporation from the film surface, infinitesimal disturbances decay for small wave numbers and are transiently stable for larger wave numbers. When absorption is present at the free surface, the film exhibits three different domains of stability: disturbances of small wave numbers decay, disturbances of intermediate wave numbers grow transiently, and those of larger wave numbers grow exponentially.

Reisfeld, B.; Bankoff, S.G.; Davis, S.H. (Department of Chemical Engineering Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, The Technological Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (USA))



The eect of a surfactant monolayer on the temperature eld of a water surface undergoing evaporation  

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The eect of a surfactant monolayer on the temperature ®eld of a water surface undergoing in revised form 5 November 1999 Abstract The surface temperature ®eld of a body of water undergoing ¯uxes. The presence of surfactants increased the characteristic length scale of the surface temperature

Saylor, John R.


(10:1, 55 nm) and was deposited by the co-evaporation of magnesium and silver metals, with deposition rates of 5 and 0.5 s1  

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(10:1, 55 nm) and was deposited by the co-evaporation of magnesium and silver metals of 1±2 s±1 . The cathode was then capped with silver metal (100 nm) by evaporating silver at a rate of Wurtzite ZnS** By Christopher Ma, Daniel Moore, Jing Li, and Zhong L. Wang* Zinc sulfide has received great

Wang, Zhong L.


Oxygen Isotopes of Water in Evapotranspiration and at the Sites of Leaf Evaporation in a Soybean Canopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stable isotopes in water have the potential to diagnose changes in the Earth's hydrologic budget in response to climate change and land use change. While the isotopic composition of the liquid water phase has been monitored for over four decades, there have been far fewer measurements of the isotopic composition of water in the vapor phase. The recent development of tunable diode laser technology (TDL) now makes it possible to monitor ambient water vapor isotopolgues with high temporal frequency. Combining this technology with micrometeorological techniques, it is also possible to determine the isotopic composition of evapotranspiration. We will present an unprecedented time series of the oxygen isotopic compositions of water vapor (?v) and evapotranspiration (?ET) above a soybean canopy for the entire 2006-growing season. We observed large variability in surface ?v from the daily to seasonal timescales that can be largely explained by Rayleigh processes but was also increasingly influenced by local evapotranspiration (ET) in the evenings. We used ?ET measurements to calculate the isotopic composition at the sites of evaporative enrichment in leaves (?L,e) and compared that to the commonly used steady state prediction (?L,s). During mid-day there was fair agreement. In the evening, non-steady state conditions caused ?L,s to underestimate ?L,e by nearly 2‰. Several new canopy scale properties emerged from this study. The formation of dew caused a sudden change in the sign of ?ET providing unique evidence in support of nighttime transpiration from the lower canopy even in saturated atmospheric conditions. Isotopic equilibrium was approximated between dew water, water vapor and bulk leaf water suggesting that ?v controlled the ?18O of ecosystem water pools during very humid nights. We also found that vertical humidity and temperature variability associated with canopy structure must have affected vertical gradients in the ?18O of bulk leaf water (?L,b). Finally, we examined this dataset for direct evidence of the Peclet effect and found that the existing theory did not fully explain the observed variability in ?L,e and ?L,b. These and other observations provide excellent tests for canopy-scale water transfer models.

Welp, L. R.; Lee, X.; Kim, K.; Griffis, T. J.; Billmark, K. A.; Baker, J. M.



Evaluation of models for predicting evaporative water loss in cooling impoundments  

E-print Network

Cooling impoundments can offer a number of advantages over cooling towers for condenser water cooling at steam electric power plants. However, a major disadvantage of cooling ponds is a lack of confidence in the ability ...

Helfrich, Karl Richard



Representative shuttle evaporative heat sink  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design, fabrication, and testing of a representative shuttle evaporative heat sink (RSEHS) system which vaporizes an expendable fluid to provide cooling for the shuttle heat transport fluid loop is reported. The optimized RSEHS minimum weight design meets or exceeds the shuttle flash evaporator system requirements. A cold trap which cryo-pumps flash evaporator exhaust water from the CSD vacuum chamber test facility to prevent water contamination of the chamber pumping equipment is also described.

Hixon, C. W.



Differences in evaporation between a floating pan and class a pan on land  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Research was conducted to develop a method for obtaining floating pan evaporation rates in a small (less than 10,000 m2) wetland, lagoon, or pond. Floating pan and land pan evaporation data were collected from March 1 to August 31, 2005, at a small natural wetland located in the alluvium of the Canadian River near Norman, Oklahoma, at the U.S. Geological Survey Norman Landfill Toxic Substances Hydrology Research Site. Floating pan evaporation rates were compared with evaporation rates from a nearby standard Class A evaporation pan on land. Floating pan evaporation rates were significantly less than land pan evaporation rates for the entire period and on a monthly basis. Results indicated that the use of a floating evaporation pan in a small free-water surface better simulates actual physical conditions on the water surface that control evaporation. Floating pan to land pan ratios were 0.82 for March, 0.87 for April, 0.85 for May, 0.85 for June, 0.79 for July, and 0.69 for August. ?? 2008 American Water Resources Association.

Masoner, J. R.; Stannard, D. I.; Christenson, S. C.



ENSO and multi-decadal 'trends' in continental evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While the hydrological cycle is expected to intensify in response to global warming, little unequivocal evidence of such an acceleration has yet been found on a global scale. This holds in particular for terrestrial evaporation, the crucial return flow of water from continents to atmosphere. Counterintuitively, the few studies that have applied satellite and in situ observations to evaluate multi-decadal trends have uncovered prolonged declines in global average continental evaporation. A priori, these reductions contradict the expectations of an intensifying water cycle. Up to date, the question of whether these declines in evaporation reflect a more permanent feature of global warming or they result from internal climate variability, has been left unanswered. Here, we attempt to answer that question by analyzing global satellite-based datasets of evaporative fluxes, soil moisture and NDVI. Our findings reveal that the reported recent declines in global continental evaporation are not a consequence of a persistent reorganization of the water cycle, but a consequence of internal climate variability. During El Niño, limitations in the supply of moisture in central Australia, southern Africa and eastern South America cause vegetation water-stress and reduced terrestrial evaporation. These regional terrestrial evaporation declines are so pronounced that that determine the total annual volumes of water vapour from continental land surfaces into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, in northern latitudes (where the effects of ENSO are weaker) continental evaporation has raised since the '80s at rates that are consistent with the expectations calculated from air temperature trends. Future changes in continental evaporation will be determined by the response of ENSO to changes in global radiative forcing, which still remains highly uncertain. Opportunely, the increasing timespan of satellite observation records will enable a more significant assessment of the trends in global evaporation in coming years.

Miralles, Diego; Teuling, Ryan; van den Berg, Martinus; Gash, John; Parinussa, Robert; De Jeu, Richard; Beck, Hylke; Holmes, Thomas; Jiménez, Carlos; Verhoest, Niko; Dorigo, Wouter; Dolman, Han



Hot air drum evaporator  


An evaporation system for aqueous radioactive waste uses standard 30 and 55 gallon drums. Waste solutions form cascading water sprays as they pass over a number of trays arranged in a vertical stack within a drum. Hot dry air is circulated radially of the drum through the water sprays thereby removing water vapor. The system is encased in concrete to prevent exposure to radioactivity. The use of standard 30 and 55 gallon drums permits an inexpensive compact modular design that is readily disposable, thus eliminating maintenance and radiation build-up problems encountered with conventional evaporation systems.

Black, Roger L. (Idaho Falls, ID)



On the uniqueness of the receding contact angle: effects of substrate roughness and humidity on evaporation of water drops.  


Could a unique receding contact angle be indicated for describing the wetting properties of a real gas-liquid-solid system? Could a receding contact angle be defined if the triple line of a sessile drop is not moving at all during the whole measurement process? To what extent is the receding contact angle influenced by the intrinsic properties of the system or the measurement procedures? In order to answer these questions, a systematic investigation was conducted in this study on the effects of substrate roughness and relative humidity on the behavior of pure water drops spreading and evaporating on polycarbonate (PC) surfaces characterized by different morphologies. Dynamic, advancing, and receding contact angles were found to be strongly affected by substrate roughness. Specifically, a receding contact angle could not be measured at all for drops evaporating on the more rugged PC surfaces, since the drops were observed strongly pinning to the substrate almost until their complete disappearance. Substrate roughness and system relative humidity were also found responsible for drastic changes in the depinning time (from ?10 to ?60 min). Thus, for measurement observations not sufficiently long, no movement of the triple line could be noted, with, again, the failure to find a receding contact angle. Therefore, to keep using concepts such as the receding contact angle as meaningful specifications of a given gas-liquid-solid system, the imperative to carefully investigate and report the inner characteristics of the system (substrate roughness, topography, impurities, defects, chemical properties, etc.) is pointed out in this study. The necessity of establishing methodological standards (drop size, measurement method, system history, observation interval, relative humidity, etc.) is also suggested. PMID:25029610

Pittoni, Paola G; Lin, Chia-Hui; Yu, Teng-Shiang; Lin, Shi-Yow



Experimental evaluation of a breadboard heat and product-water removal system for a space-power fuel cell designed with static water removal and evaporative cooling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A test program was conducted to evaluate the design of a heat and product-water removal system to be used with fuel cell having static water removal and evaporative cooling. The program, which was conducted on a breadboard version of the system, provided a general assessment of the design in terms of operational integrity and transient stability. This assessment showed that, on the whole, the concept appears to be inherently sound but that in refining this design, several facets will require additional study. These involve interactions between pressure regulators in the pumping loop that occur when they are not correctly matched and the question of whether an ejector is necessary in the system.

Hagedorn, N. H.; Prokipius, P. R.



Production of water-containing polymer microcapsules by the complex emulsion/solvent evaporation technique. Effect of process variables on the microcapsule size distribution.  


The complex emulsion/solvent evaporation technique was employed for the production of water-containing polymer microcapsules. The inner phase of the microcapsules consisted of an aqueous solution of gelatin. Several polymers (e.g. poly(styrene), poly(methyl methacrylate), ethyl cellulose, poly(vinyl chloride)) were utilized as wall-forming materials and the effect of the polymer type on the size and the surface characteristics of the microcapsules was experimentally investigated. The size of the microcapsules was strongly affected by the conditions applied during the formation of both simple (w/o) and complex (w/o)/w emulsions. Poly(styrene) microcapsules with a mean Sauter diameter in the range of 4-12 microns were prepared by varying the rate of agitation (1500-4000 rpm) and the concentration of stabilizer (potassium oleate, 0.1-1.5% w/v) used in the formation of the (w/o)/w emulsion. High stabilizer concentrations and agitation rates resulted in a significant reduction of the mean size of the complex droplets and in a simultaneous increase of the breadth of the capsule size distribution. PMID:8558385

Kentepozidou, A; Kiparissides, C



Influence of capillary forces on the regime of water evaporation in high-temperature rocks  

Microsoft Academic Search

A one-dimensional problem of the injection of water into a geothermal reservoir saturated with a superheated vapor in the\\u000a presence of capillary forces has been investigated in an isothermal approximation. It is shown that in wettable rocks the\\u000a capillary forces increase the velocity of motion of the front and decrease it in unwettable ones. If the capillary forces\\u000a play a

G. G. Tsypkin; C. Calore



Analysis of the Effect Exerted by the Initial Temperature of Atomized Water on the Integral Characteristics of Its Evaporation During Motion Through the Zone of "Hot" Gases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have carried out an experimental investigation of the integral characteristics of atomized water evaporation during its motion through high-temperature combustion products using a flame of fixed height as an example and a high-response measurement system of two-phase vapor-liquid flow diagnostics. The scales of the influence of the initial liquid temperature on the intensity of phase transition in the region of the combustion zone at different atomization parameters have been established. Approximate relations for the dependences of the evaporated fraction of atomized liquid on its initial temperature and droplet size have been formulated.

Volkov, R. S.; Kuznetsov, G. V.; Strizhak, P. A.



The impact of broadleaved woodland on water resources in lowland UK: II. Evaporation estimates from beech and grass Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 9(6), 607613 (2005) EGU  

E-print Network

The impact of broadleaved woodland on water resources in lowland UK: II. Evaporation estimates from of broadleaved woodland on water resources in lowland UK: II. Evaporation estimates from sensible heat flux aquifer of substitution of broadleaved woodland for pasture is a matter of concern in the UK. Hence

Boyer, Edmond


Paper published in Journal of Hydrology, 369, 1-16, 2009, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.01.034 Isotopic composition of bare soil evaporated water vapor1  

E-print Network

composition of bare soil evaporated water vapor1 Part I: RUBIC IV experimental setup and results2 3 I. Braud(1 to estimate the value of the isotopic composition of the soil liquid water, which should11 be used to get liquid transfer is dominant within the soil, the isotopic composition13 of evaporation was controlled

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


Improvement in the determination of 238U, 228-234Th, 226-228Ra, 210Pb, and 7Be by gamma spectrometry on evaporated fresh water samples.  


For the U-Th series radionuclides investigation in natural freshwater, a simple, fast, and not laboratory intensive method which consists of evaporating the water samples to dryness in the presence of carriers is presented. The small volume of the residue (1-2 cm3) leads to a good efficiency for gamma counting and limits the self-absorption effect for the low energy gamma rays (less than 200 keV). The best efficiency is obtained with a well-type Ge detector. To determine the evaporation yields a river with a common uranium content, the Seine river (France), was selected. By using internal spikes and more conventional techniques of investigation, we demonstrate that the evaporation is quantitative for U, Th, Ra, Pb, and Be. The residue of a 3 L, standard superficial freshwater, evaporated sample was analyzed in a high efficiency, low background Ge detector, which leads to a sufficient precision for most environmental studies. The method has been applied to rain, river, and lake waters to study the impact of disused uranium mine water inputs on the 238U, 228-234Th, 226-228Ra, 210Pb, and 7Be river and lake contents in the U mining area of Limoges (France). PMID:14620828

Cazala, C; Reyss, J L; Decossas, J L; Royer, A



Rate Setting for Small Water Systems  

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TCEQ offi ces are located throughout the state. The Texas Offi ce of Rural and Community Affairs (ORCA) helps small water systems and communities manage fi nances and obtain federal and state funds. ORCA has fi eld offi ces in the High Plains... TCEQ offi ces are located throughout the state. The Texas Offi ce of Rural and Community Affairs (ORCA) helps small water systems and communities manage fi nances and obtain federal and state funds. ORCA has fi eld offi ces in the High Plains...

Dozier, Monty; Theodori, Gene L.; Jensen, Ricard



II. EvaporationII. Evaporation Vaporization  

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II. EvaporationII. Evaporation Vaporization (mtorr) cm Line-of-sight transport Liu, UCD Phy250-1, 2011, NanoFab #12;Evaporation SourceEvaporation Source & compatibility #12;Evaporation SourceEvaporation Source Electron-beamInduction Electron-beamInduction Liu, UCD

Liu, Kai


Seasonal performance rating of heat pump water heaters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seasonal performance evaluation methods for water heaters are reviewed and an experimental method for rating air-source heat pump water heaters is presented. The rating method is based on measured heat pump performance during heat-up operation of particular products rather than a generic simulation model of heat pump performance. The measured performance is used in a correlation model of the heat

G. L. Morrison; T. Anderson; M. Behnia



Evaporation from groundwater discharge playas, Estancia Basin, central New Mexico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Bowen ratio meteorological stations have been deployed to measure rates of evaporation from groundwater discharge playas and from an adjacent vegetated bench in the Estancia Basin, in central New Mexico. The playas are remnants of late Pleistocene pluvial Lake Estancia and are discharge areas for groundwater originating as precipitation in the adjacent Manzano Mts. They also accumulate water during local precipitation events. Evaporation is calculated from measured values of net radiation, soil heat flux, atmospheric temperature, and relative humidity. Evaporation rates are strongly dependent on the presence or absence of standing water in the playas, with rates increasing more than 600% after individual rainstorms. Evaporation at site E-12, in the southeastern part of the playa Complex, measured 74 cm over a yearlong period from mid-1997 through mid-1998. This value compares favorably to earlier estimates from northern Estancia playas, but is nearly three times greater than evaporation at a similar playa in western Utah. Differences in geographical position, salt crust composition, and physical properties may explain some of the difference in evaporation rates in these two geographic regions.

Menking, Kirsten M.; Anderson, Roger Y.; Brunsell, Nathaniel A.; Allen, Bruce D.; Ellwein, Amy L.; Loveland, Thomas A.; Hostetler, Steven W.



Cyclic rate-dependent fatigue life in reactor water  

SciTech Connect

The study of crack growth rates in mildly aggressive environments such as reactor water clearly demonstrates an important sensitivity to crack tip strain rate during the tensile portion of cyclic loadings. Moreover, the effects of strain rate interact directly with mean stress influences in such environments. Current safe-life analysis methods are based on fatigue data obtained in air and do not address strain rate sensitivity issues. In the present work strain rate sensitivities are quantified and used with environmental crack growth rate data to produce theoretical S-N fatigue data which explicitly include mean stress and strain rate (or cyclic rate) effects on crack growth rates in reactor water. Results are presented for several cases of loading rise time and mean stress level. Some combinations of these variables are observed to significantly reduce S-N fatigue life relative to that for air environments, while other combinations do not.

O`Donnell, T.P.; O`Donnell, W.J. [O`Donnell Consulting Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)



Parameterizations for sulfuric acid\\/water nucleation rates  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present parametrized equations for calculation of sulfuric acid\\/water critical nucleus compositions and homogeneous nucleation rates. The parameterizations are in agreement with the thermodynamically consistent version of classical binary homogeneous nucleation theory [Wilemski, 1984] incorporating the hydration effect. The new parameterizations produce nucleation rates that differ by several orders of magnitude from the rates predicted by other parameterizations available in

Markku Kulmala; Ari Laaksonen; Liisa Pirjola



Tritiated water for estimating total body water and water turnover rate in birds.  


The use of tritiated water (TOH) to estimate total body water (TBW) and total water turnover rate was validated in chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) and sand partridges (Ammoperdix heyi). For six chukar partridges weighing between 315 to 475 g, TOH equilibration with body fluids was less than 45 min after intramuscular or intravenous injections. Mean TOH space in eight chukar partridges was 99.8% of the mean TBW measured by desiccation with individuals ranging between 97.9 and 103.2%. TOH space best approximated TBW when TBW was calculated by using the mean body mass for a bird weighed at TOH injection and at TOH equilibration. Total water intake as estimated by TOH ranged between 90.7 and 113.3% of measured water intake in three sand and three chukar partridges, birds ranging in mass from 145 to 446 g. We conclude that the TOH method provides accurate estimations of TBW and water turnover rates in birds. For birds of up to 500-g body mass, we recommend 45 min for TOH equilibration with body fluids, and intramuscular injections of 0.05 muCi TOH/g body mass for TBW estimations and 0.1 muCi TOH/g body mass for water turnover estimations. PMID:7298458

Degen, A A; Pinshow, B; Alkon, P U; Arnon, H



Evaporative Cooler  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Explore the concept of evaporative cooling through a hands-on experiment. Use a wet cloth and fan to model an air-conditioner and use temperature and relative humidity sensors to collect data. Then digitally plot the data using graphs in the activity. In an optional extension, make your own modifications to improve the cooler's efficiency.

Consortium, The C.



Droplet evaporation on heated hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The evaporation characteristics of sessile water droplets on smooth hydrophobic and structured superhydrophobic heated surfaces are experimentally investigated. Droplets placed on the hierarchical superhydrophobic surface subtend a very high contact angle (˜160°) and demonstrate low roll-off angle (˜1°), while the hydrophobic substrate supports corresponding values of 120° and ˜10°. The substrates are heated to different constant temperatures in the range of 40-60 °C, which causes the droplet to evaporate much faster than in the case of natural evaporation without heating. The geometric parameters of the droplet, such as contact angle, contact radius, and volume evolution over time, are experimentally tracked. The droplets are observed to evaporate primarily in a constant-contact-angle mode where the contact line slides along the surface. The measurements are compared with predictions from a model based on diffusion of vapor into the ambient that assumes isothermal conditions. This vapor-diffusion-only model captures the qualitative evaporation characteristics on both test substrates, but reasonable quantitative agreement is achieved only for the hydrophobic surface. The superhydrophobic surface demonstrates significant deviation between the measured evaporation rate and that obtained using the vapor-diffusion-only model, with the difference being amplified as the substrate temperature is increased. A simple model considering thermal diffusion through the droplet is used to highlight the important role of evaporative cooling at the droplet interface in determining the droplet evaporation characteristics on superhydrophobic surfaces.

Dash, Susmita; Garimella, Suresh V.



Droplet evaporation on heated hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces.  


The evaporation characteristics of sessile water droplets on smooth hydrophobic and structured superhydrophobic heated surfaces are experimentally investigated. Droplets placed on the hierarchical superhydrophobic surface subtend a very high contact angle (?160°) and demonstrate low roll-off angle (?1°), while the hydrophobic substrate supports corresponding values of 120° and ?10°. The substrates are heated to different constant temperatures in the range of 40-60?°C, which causes the droplet to evaporate much faster than in the case of natural evaporation without heating. The geometric parameters of the droplet, such as contact angle, contact radius, and volume evolution over time, are experimentally tracked. The droplets are observed to evaporate primarily in a constant-contact-angle mode where the contact line slides along the surface. The measurements are compared with predictions from a model based on diffusion of vapor into the ambient that assumes isothermal conditions. This vapor-diffusion-only model captures the qualitative evaporation characteristics on both test substrates, but reasonable quantitative agreement is achieved only for the hydrophobic surface. The superhydrophobic surface demonstrates significant deviation between the measured evaporation rate and that obtained using the vapor-diffusion-only model, with the difference being amplified as the substrate temperature is increased. A simple model considering thermal diffusion through the droplet is used to highlight the important role of evaporative cooling at the droplet interface in determining the droplet evaporation characteristics on superhydrophobic surfaces. PMID:24827255

Dash, Susmita; Garimella, Suresh V



On the theory relating changes in area-average and pan evaporation (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Theory relating changes in area-average evaporation with changes in the evaporation from pans or open water is developed. Such changes can arise by Type (a) processes related to large-scale changes in atmospheric concentrations and circulation that modify surface evaporation rates in the same direction, and Type (b) processes related to coupling between the surface and atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) at the landscape scale that usually modify area-average evaporation and pan evaporation in different directions. The interrelationship between evaporation rates in response to Type (a) changes is derived. They have the same sign and broadly similar magnitude but the change in area-average evaporation is modified by surface resistance. As an alternative to assuming the complementary evaporation hypothesis, the results of previous modeling studies that investigated surface-atmosphere coupling are parameterized and used to develop a theoretical description of Type (b) coupling via vapor pressure deficit (VPD) in the ABL. The interrelationship between appropriately normalized pan and area-average evaporation rates is shown to vary with temperature and wind speed but, on average, the Type (b) changes are approximately equal and opposite. Long-term Australian pan evaporation data are analyzed to demonstrate the simultaneous presence of Type (a) and (b) processes, and observations from three field sites in southwestern USA show support for the theory describing Type (b) coupling via VPD. England's victory over Australia in 2009 Ashes cricket test match series will not be mentioned.

Shuttleworth, W.; Serrat-Capdevila, A.; Roderick, M. L.; Scott, R.



Evaporation of pure liquid sessile and spherical suspended drops: a review.  


A sessile drop is an isolated drop which has been deposited on a solid substrate where the wetted area is limited by a contact line and characterized by contact angle, contact radius and drop height. Diffusion-controlled evaporation of a sessile drop in an ambient gas is an important topic of interest because it plays a crucial role in many scientific applications such as controlling the deposition of particles on solid surfaces, in ink-jet printing, spraying of pesticides, micro/nano material fabrication, thin film coatings, biochemical assays, drop wise cooling, deposition of DNA/RNA micro-arrays, and manufacture of novel optical and electronic materials in the last decades. This paper presents a review of the published articles for a period of approximately 120 years related to the evaporation of both sessile drops and nearly spherical droplets suspended from thin fibers. After presenting a brief history of the subject, we discuss the basic theory comprising evaporation of micrometer and millimeter sized spherical drops, self cooling on the drop surface and evaporation rate of sessile drops on solids. The effects of drop cooling, resultant lateral evaporative flux and Marangoni flows on evaporation rate are also discussed. This review also has some special topics such as drop evaporation on superhydrophobic surfaces, determination of the receding contact angle from drop evaporation, substrate thermal conductivity effect on drop evaporation and the rate evaporation of water in liquid marbles. PMID:22277832

Erbil, H Yildirim



Effects of evaporative cooling on the regulation of body water and milk production in crossbred Holstein cattle in a tropical environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this study was to determine how evaporative cooling modifies body function with respect to water metabolism and other variables relevant to milk synthesis in crossbred cattle. The study was conducted on two groups of 0.875HF:0.125RS crossbred Holstein cattle (87.5%) housed in an open-sided barn with a tiled roof (non-cooled animals) and in a close-sided barn under an evaporative cooling system (cooled animals). The maximum ambient temperature and relative humidity for the non-cooled group were 33°C and 61%, with the corresponding values for the evaporatively cooled barn being 28°C and 84%, respectively. The temperature humidity index (THI) of under non-cooled conditions was higher ( P < 0.05) than that in the cooled barn. Rectal temperatures and respiration rates of non-cooled animals were higher ( P < 0.05) than those of cooled animals. Daily dry matter intake (DMI) of cooled animals was higher while water intakes were lower ( P < 0.05) than those of non-cooled animals. The mean absolute values of plasma volume, blood volume, and extracellular fluid (ECF) of cooled animals were significantly higher ( P < 0.05) than those of non-cooled animals throughout all stages of lactation. Milk yields of cooled animals were higher by 42%, 36% and 79% on average than those of non-cooled animals during early-, mid- and late-lactation, respectively. The decline in milk yields as lactation advances was markedly apparent in late-lactating non-cooled animals, while no significant changes in milk composition at different stages of lactation were observed in either group. Mean arterial plasma concentrations, arteriovenous concentration differences (A-V differences) and the extraction ratio across the mammary gland for acetate, glucose and triglyceride of cooled animals were not significantly different compared with values for non-cooled animals. No differences were seen in plasma hormonal levels for triiodotyronine (T3) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), but plasma cortisol and thyroxine (T4) levels tended to be lower in non-cooled animals. This study suggests that low cooling temperature accompanied by high humidity influences a galactopoietic effect, in part through increases in ECF, blood volume and plasma volume in association with an increase in DMI, which partitions the distribution of nutrients to the mammary gland for milk synthesis. Cooled animals were unable to maintain high milk yield as lactation advances even though a high level of body fluids was maintained during long-term cooled exposure. The decline in milk yield, coinciding with a decrease in net energy for lactation as lactation advances, could be attributed to a local change within the mammary gland.

Chaiyabutr, N.; Chanpongsang, S.; Suadsong, S.



Evaporation regimes and evaporation modelling in an alpine tundra environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporation rates responded very quickly to surface desiccation, and the control by surface resistance (derived from the Penman-Monteith model) was very pronounced. The absence of an efficient means to transfer subsurface moisture to the surface resulted in an evaporation regime which was strongly moisture-limited only a few days after precipitation. However, the high frequency of precipitation events in this environment

I. R. Saunders; W. G. Bailey; J. D. Bowers



Root water compensation sustains transpiration rates in an Australian woodland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We apply a model of root-water uptake to a woodland in Australia to examine the regulation of transpiration by root water compensation (i.e., the ability of roots to regulate root water uptake from different parts of the soil profile depending on local moisture availability). We model soil water movement using the Richards equation and water flow in the xylem with Darcy's equation. These two equations are coupled by a term that governs the exchange of water between soil and root xylem as a function of the difference in water potential between the two. The model is able to reproduce measured diurnal patterns of sap flux and results in leaf water potentials that are consistent with field observations. The model shows that root water compensation is a key process to allow for sustained rates of transpiration across several months. Scenarios with different root depths showed the importance of having a root system deeper than about 2 m to achieve the measured transpiration rates without reducing the leaf water potential to levels inconsistent with field measurements. The model suggests that the presence of more than 5% of the root system below 0.6 m allows trees to maintain sustained transpiration rates keeping leaf water potential levels within the range observed in the field. According to the model, a large contribution to transpiration in dry periods was provided by the roots below 0.3 m, even though the percentage of roots at these depths was less than 40% in all scenarios.

Verma, Parikshit; Loheide, Steven P.; Eamus, Derek; Daly, Edoardo



Evaporation from Lake Mead, Arizona and Nevada, 1997-99  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Lake Mead is one of a series of large Colorado River reservoirs operated and maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation. The Colorado River system of reservoirs and diversions is an important source of water for millions of people in seven Western States and Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, conducted a study from 1997 to 1999 to estimate evaporation from Lake Mead. For this study, micrometeorological and hydrologic data were collected continually from instrumented platforms deployed at four locations on the lake, open-water areas of Boulder Basin, Virgin Basin, and Overton Arm and a protected cove in Boulder Basin. Data collected at the platforms were used to estimate Lake Mead evaporation by solving an energy-budget equation. The average annual evaporation rate at open-water stations from January 1998 to December 1999 was 7.5 feet. Because the spatial variation of monthly and annual evaporation rates was minimal for the open-water stations, a single open-water station in Boulder Basin would provide data that are adequate to estimate evaporation from Lake Mead.

Westenburg, Craig L.; DeMeo, Guy A.; Tanko, Daron J.




EPA Science Inventory

Pilot-scale constant-rate and declining-rate direct filtration systems were evaluated for treating a high quality surface water, using two flow rates and alum or cationic polymer as the primary coagulant. Turbidity, particle count, and total coliform count were used to compare fi...


Analysis of energy use in tomato evaporation  

SciTech Connect

Field performance data for four tomato product evaporators are presented and analyzed. Steam and feed flow rates along with steam economies were measured and are compared to steady state theoretical evaporator models.

Rumsey, T.; Conant, T.



Comparison of Evaporation From Wet Grassland and Reed Beds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following years of wetland destruction, which involved drainage of fields and peat extraction, many areas across Europe are being restored. Restoration includes raising of water levels in drainage ditches in wet grassland areas and planting of reeds in peat "quarries". The consequent increase in evaporation is thought to have a significant impact on catchment water resources. A hydrological investigation and modelling study was conducted on the Somerset Levels and Moors, in the UK. This indicated that wet grasslands are evaporating around 10% more water than "normal" fields of grass and reeds some 25% more in the summer, though less in the winter. The evaporation rates are shown to be related to soil water status and phenological stage of the plants.

Acreman, M.; Harding, R.; Lloyd, C.; McNeil, D.


Streamer Evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Evaporation is the consequence of heating near the top of streamers in ideal Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) models, where the plasma is weakly contained by the magnetic field. Heating causes slow opening of field lines and release of new solar wind. It was discovered in simulations and, due to the absence of loss mechanisms, the ultimate end point is the complete evaporation of the streamer. Of course streamers do not behave in this way because there are losses by thermal conduction and radiation. Physically, heating is also expected to depend on ambient conditions. We use our global MHD model with thermal conduction to examine the effect of changing the heating scale height. We also apply and extend an analytic model of streamers developed by Pneuman (1968) to show that steady streamers are unable to contain plasma for temperatures near the cusp greater than approximately 2 x 10(exp 6) K.

Suess, S. T.; Wang, A.-H.; Wu, S. T.; Nerney, S. F.



Creaming Rate of Amyl Alcohol?in?Water Emulsions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Amyl alcohol\\/water emulsion forms during dye removal from aqueous phases by solvent (amyl alcohol) extraction using reverse micelles of sodium dodecyl benzene sulphonate (SDBS). The phase separation time of the emulsion dictates the residence of the dye removal processes by reverse micelles. The creaming rate of amyl alcohol\\/water emulsion formed in the presence of SDBS has been studied and the

S. Basu; A. Kandhari; A. S. Negi



Household Responses to Increased Water Rates during the California Drought  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the use of fixed effects and maximum likelihood techniques to estimate household responses to water price increases during the California drought. Estimates are based on bimonthly meter readings from 599 single-family households in the Alameda County Water District over the period 1982-1992, before and after the introduction of a steeply increasing block rate price structure. I find

Ellen M. Pint



Properties of water surface discharge at different pulse repetition rates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The properties of water surface discharge plasma for variety of pulse repetition rates are investigated. A magnetic pulse compression (MPC) pulsed power modulator able to deliver pulse repetition rates up to 1000 Hz, with 0.5 J per pulse energy output at 25 kV, was used as the pulsed power source. Positive pulse with a point-to-plane electrode configuration was used for the experiments. The concentration and production yield of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) were quantitatively measured and orange II organic dye was treated, to evaluate the chemical properties of the discharge reactor. Experimental results show that the physical and chemical properties of water surface discharge are not influenced by pulse repetition rate, very different from those observed for under water discharge. The production yield of H2O2 and degradation rate per pulse of the dye did not significantly vary at different pulse repetition rates under a constant discharge mode on water surface. In addition, the solution temperature, pH, and conductivity for both water surface and underwater discharge reactors were measured to compare their plasma properties for different pulse repetition rates. The results confirm that surface discharge can be employed at high pulse repetition rates as a reliable and advantageous method for industrial and environmental decontamination applications.

Ruma, Hosseini, S. H. R.; Yoshihara, K.; Akiyama, M.; Sakugawa, T.; Lukeš, P.; Akiyama, H.



Evaporation from a small prairie wetland in the Cottonwood Lake Area, North Dakota - An energy-budget study  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation from Wetland Pl in the Cottonwood Lake area of North Dakota, USA was determined by the energy-budget method for 1982-85 and 1987. Evaporation rates were as high as 0.672 cm day-1. Incoming solar radiation, incoming atmospheric radiation, and long-wave radiation emitted from the water body are the largest energy fluxes to and from the wetland. Because of the small heat storage of the water body, evaporation rates closely track solar radiation on short time scales. The effect of advected energy related to precipitation is small because the water quickly heats up by solar radiation following precipitation. Advected energy related to ground water is minimal because ground-water fluxes are small and groundwater temperature is only about 7 ??C. Energy flux related to sediment heating and thermal storage in the sediments, which might be expected to be large because the water is clear and shallow, affects evaporation rates by less than 5 percent.

Parkhurst, R. S.; Winter, T. C.; Rosenberry, D. O.; Sturrock, A. M.



Microdroplet evaporation with a forced pinned contact line.  


Experimental and numerical investigations of water microdroplet evaporation on heated, laser patterned polymer substrates are reported. The study is focused on both (i) controlling a droplet's contact line dynamics during evaporation to identifying how the contact line influences evaporative heat transfer and (ii) validating numerical simulations with experimental data. Droplets are formed on the polymer surface using a bottom-up methodology, where a computer-controlled syringe pump feeds water through a 200 ?m diameter fluid channel within the heated polymer substrate. This methodology facilitates precise control of the droplet's growth rate, size, and inlet temperature. In addition to this microchannel supply line, the substrate surfaces are laser patterned with a moatlike trench around the fluid-channel outlet, adding additional control of the droplet's contact line motion, area, and contact angle. In comparison to evaporation on a nonpatterned polymer surface, the laser patterned trench increases contact line pinning time by ?60% of the droplet's lifetime. Numerical simulations of diffusion controlled evaporation are compared the experimental data with a pinned contact line. These diffusion based simulations consistently over predict the droplet's evaporation rate. In efforts to improve this model, a temperature distribution along the droplet's liquid-vapor interface is imposed to account for the concentration distribution of saturated vapor along the interface, which yields improved predictions within 2-4% of the experimental data throughout the droplet's lifetime on heated substrates. PMID:25102248

Gleason, Kevin; Putnam, Shawn A



Original article Irrigation, faecal water content and development rate  

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Original article Irrigation, faecal water content and development rate of free-living stages of irrigation by flooding the pastures on the ability of the eggs of sheep Tri- chostrongyles to develop irrigation or submerged, at different times and durations. The rates of development of Teladorsagia

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


Realistic Hot Water Draw Specification for Rating Solar Water Heaters: Preprint  

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In the United States, annual performance ratings for solar water heaters are simulated, using TMY weather and specified water draw. A more-realistic ratings draw is proposed that eliminates most bias by improving mains inlet temperature and by specifying realistic hot water use. This paper outlines the current and the proposed draws and estimates typical ratings changes from draw specification changes for typical systems in four cities.

Burch, J.



Conductive Thermal Interaction in Evaporative Cooling Process  

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be considered. Usually the dry-bulb depression performed by an evaporative cooler depends solely on the ambient wet-bulb temperature. The cool underground water in an evaporative cooler can cause not only adiabatic evaporation but also sensible heat transfer...

Kim, B. S.; Degelman, L. O.



Soil water content and evaporation determined by thermal parameters obtained from ground-based and remote measurements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A procedure is presented for calculating 24-hour totals of evaporation from wet and drying soils. Its application requires a knowledge of the daily solar radiation, the maximum and minimum, air temperatures, moist surface albedo, and maximum and minimum surface temperatures. Tests of the technique on a bare field of Avondale loam at Phoenix, Arizona showed it to be independent of season.

Reginato, R.; Idso, S.; Vedder, J.; Jackson, R.; Blanchard, M.; Goettelman, R.



An evaporation model of colloidal suspension droplets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Colloidal suspensions of polymers in water or other solvents are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to coat tablets with different agents. These allow controlling the rate at which the drug is delivered, taste or physical appearance. The coating is performed by simultaneously spraying and drying the tablets with the colloidal suspension at moderately high temperatures. The spreading of the coating on the pills surface depends on the droplet Webber and Reynolds numbers, angle of impact, but more importantly on the rheological properties of the drop. We present a model for the evaporation of a colloidal suspension droplet in a hot air environment with temperatures substantially lower than the boiling temperature of the carrier fluid. As the liquid vaporizes from the surface, a compacting front advances into the droplet faster than the liquid surface regresses, forming a shell of a porous medium where the particles reach their maximum packing density. While the surface regresses, the evaporation rate is determined by both the rate at which heat is transported to the droplet surface and the rate at which liquid vapor is diffused away from it. This regime continues until the compacting front reaches the center of the droplet, at which point the evaporation rate is drastically reduced.

Sartori, Silvana; Li\\ Nán, Amable; Lasheras, Juan C.



Effects of water flow rate, salt concentration and water temperature on efficiency of an electrolyzed oxidizing water generator  

Microsoft Academic Search

A three-factor central composite design was adopted to investigate the effects of water flow rate, water temperature and salt concentration on electrolysis efficiency and separation efficiency of an electrolyzed oxidizing water generator. Results indicated that electric potential (7.9–15.7 V) and power consumption (16–120 W) of the electrolysis cell were not affected by water flow rate, water temperature or salt concentration

S. Y. Hsu



Impact of ambient conditions on evaporation from porous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

complexity of soil evaporation, depending on the atmospheric conditions, emphasizes the importance of its quantification under potential changes in ambient air temperature, Ta, and relative humidity, RH. Mass loss, soil matric tension, and meteorological measurements, carried out in a climate-controlled laboratory, were used to study the effect of ambient conditions on the drying rates of a porous medium. A set of evaporation experiments from initially saturated sand columns were carried out under constant Ta of 6, 15, 25, and 35°C and related RH (0.66, 0.83, 1.08, and 1.41 kPa, respectively). The results show that the expected increase of the stage 1 (S1) evaporation rate with Ta but also revealed an exponential-like reduction in the duration of S1, which decreased from 29 to 2.3 days (at Ta of 6 and 35°C, respectively). The evaporation rate, e(t), was equal to the potential evaporation, ep(t), under Ta = 6°C, while it was always smaller than ep(t) under higher Ta. The cumulative evaporation during S1 was higher under Ta = 6°C than under the higher temperatures. Evaporation rates during S2 were practically unaffected by ambient conditions. The results were analyzed using a mass transfer formulation linking e(t) with the vapor pressure deficit through a resistance coefficient r. It was shown that rS1 (the resistance during S1) is constant, indicating that the application of such an approach is straightforward during S1. However, for evaporation from a free water surface and S2, the resistances, rBL and rS2, were temperature-dependent, introducing some complexity for these cases.

Ben Neriah, Asaf; Assouline, Shmuel; Shavit, Uri; Weisbrod, Noam



The Preparation and Characterization of Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) Microparticles. II. The Entrapment of a Model Protein Using a (Water-in-Oil)inWater Emulsion Solvent Evaporation Technique  

Microsoft Academic Search

Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) microparticles with entrapped antigens have recently been investigated as controlled-release vaccines. This paper describes the preparation of PLG microparticles with an entrapped model antigen, ovalbumin (OVA), using a (water-in-oil)-in-water emulsion solvent evaporation technique. In a series of experiments, the effects of process parameters on particle size and OVA entrapment were investigated. It was found that smooth, spherical microparticles

Hayley Jeffery; Stanley S. Davis; Derek T. O'Hagan




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TASK 45 FIELD DEPLOYMENT EVALUATION OF THE FREEZE-THAW/ EVAPORATION (FTE ) PROCESS TO TREAT OIL AND GAS PRODUCED WATERS coupling evaporation with freezing. This offers operators a year- round method for treating produced water. Treating water with the FTE process reduces the volume of water to be disposed of as well as purifying the water to a level acceptable for watering livestock and agricultural lands. This process is currently used at two evaporation facilities, one in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and one in the Green River Basin in Wyoming. the freezing point below that of pure water. When such a solution is cooled below 32EF, relatively pure ice crystals form, along with an unfrozen brine solution that contains elevated concentrations of salts. Because of the brine's high concentration of these constituents, its density is greater than that of the ice, and the purified ice and brine are easily separated. Coupling the natural processes of freezing and evaporation makes the FTE process a more cost- effective and efficient method for the treatment and disposal of produced water and allows for year-round operation of an FTE facility. drops below 32 F, produced water is automatically pumped from a holding pond and sprayed onto a freezing pad. The freezing pad consists of an elevated framework of piping with regularly placed, upright, extendable spray heads similar to those used to irrigate lawns. As the spray freezes, an ice pile forms over the elevated framework of pipes, and the brine, with an elevated constituent concentration, drains from the ice pile. The high-salinity brine, identified by its high electrical conductivity, is separated using automatic valves and pumped to a pond where it can subsequently be disposed of by conventional methods. As the ice pile increases in height, the sprayers are extended. When the ice on the freezing pad melts, the relatively pure water is pumped from the freezing pad and discharged or stored for later use . No new wastes are generated by the FTE process. and the U. S. Department of Energy has been conducted since 1992 to develop a commercial FTE purification process for produced waters. Numeric process and economic modeling, as well as the laboratory-scale process simulation that confirmed the technical and economic feasibility of the process, was performed by B. C. Technologies, Ltd., and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) from 1992 to 1995. They then conducted a field evaluation from 1995 to 1997 in New Mexico's San Juan Basin at a conventional evaporation facility operated by Amoco Production Company. The results of this evaluation confirmed that the FTE process has significant commercial economic potential. A new facility was designed in 1998, and its construction is expected to begin in 1999.

Ames A. Grisanti; James A. Sorensen



Evaporation of sessile droplets affected by graphite nanoparticles and binary base fluids.  


The effects of ethanol component and nanoparticle concentration on evaporation dynamics of graphite-water nanofluid droplets have been studied experimentally. The results show that the formed deposition patterns vary greatly with an increase in ethanol concentration from 0 to 50 vol %. Nanoparticles have been observed to be carried to the droplet surface and form a large piece of aggregate. The volume evaporation rate on average increases as the ethanol concentration increases from 0 to 50 vol % in the binary mixture nanofluid droplets. The evaporation rate at the initial stage is more rapid than that at the late stage to dry, revealing a deviation from a linear fitting line, standing for a constant evaporation rate. The deviation is more intense with a higher ethanol concentration. The ethanol-induced smaller liquid-vapor surface tension leads to higher wettability of the nanofluid droplets. The graphite nanoparticles in ethanol-water droplets reinforce the pinning effect in the drying process, and the droplets with more ethanol demonstrate the depinning behavior only at the late stage. The addition of graphite nanoparticles in water enhances a droplet baseline spreading at the beginning of evaporation, a pinning effect during evaporation, and the evaporation rate. However, with a relatively high nanoparticle concentration, the enhancement is attenuated. PMID:25372453

Zhong, Xin; Duan, Fei




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CONDENSATION AND EVAPORATION FOR THERMALLY UNEQUILIBRATED PHASES R. A. Marcus1 , A. V. Fedkin2-K) equation for the rate of condensation of a gas or evaporation of a solid or liquid is used for systems, and apply it to shock wave- induced evaporation and condensation of a chondrule precursor. Theory

Grossman, Lawrence


Characteristic lengths affecting evaporative drying of porous media.  


Evaporation from porous media involves mass and energy transport including phase change, vapor diffusion, and liquid flow, resulting in complex displacement patterns affecting drying rates. Force balance considering media properties yields characteristic lengths affecting the transition in the evaporation rate from a liquid-flow-based first stage limited only by vapor exchange with air to a second stage controlled by vapor diffusion through the medium. The characteristic lengths determine the extent of the hydraulically connected region between the receding drying front and evaporating surface (film region) and the onset of flow rate limitations through this film region. Water is displaced from large pores at the receding drying front to supply evaporation from hydraulically connected finer pores at the surface. Liquid flow is driven by a capillary pressure gradient spanned by the width of the pore size distribution and is sustained as long as the capillary gradient remains larger than gravitational forces and viscous dissipation. The maximum extent of the film region sustaining liquid flow is determined by a characteristic length L_{C} combining the gravity characteristic length L_{G} and viscous dissipation characteristic length L_{V} . We used two sands with particle sizes 0.1-0.5 mm ("fine") and 0.3-0.9 mm ("coarse") to measure the evaporation from columns of different lengths under various atmospheric evaporative demands. The value of L_{G} determined from capillary pressure-saturation relationships was 90 mm for the coarse sand and 140 mm for the fine sand. A significant decrease in drying rate occurred when the drying front reached the predicted L_{G} value (viscous dissipation was negligibly small in sand and L_{C} approximately L_{G} ). The approach enables a prediction of the duration of first-stage evaporation with the highest water losses from soil to the atmosphere. PMID:18643163

Lehmann, Peter; Assouline, Shmuel; Or, Dani



A rating procedure for solar domestic water heating systems  

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A rating procedure for solar domestic hot water systems is described which combines the advantages of short-term system tests and correlations of long-term thermal performance. The testing procedure consists of two indoor tests which are in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 95-1981, except for one additional measurement needed only for systems employing a heat exchanger between the collector fluid and the potable water. The test results are plotted in a manner in which they can be used to estimate the long-term performance of the solar water heating system for any location where site-specific, monthly-average meterological data are available. The annual solar function obtained in this manner provides the recommended rating indicator. The validity of this rating procedure is first demonstrated by simulations. Further support is provided by experiments conducted at the National Bureau of Standards.

Klein, S.A.; Fanney, A.H.



HAPEX-MOBLIHY: A Hydrologic Atmospheric Experiment for the Study of Water Budget and Evaporation Flux at the Climatic Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

The HAPEX-MOBILHY program is aimed at studying the hydrological budget and evaporation flux at the scale of a GCM (general circulation model) grid square, i.e., 104 km2. Different surface and subsurface networks will be operated during the year 1986, to measure and monitor soil moisture, surface-energy budget and surface hydrology, as well as atmospheric properties.A two-and-a-half-month special observing period will

Jean-Claude André; Jean-Paul Goutorbe; Alain Perrier



On the Resistance to Transpiration of the Sites of Evaporation within the Leaf 1  

PubMed Central

The rates of transpiration from the upper and lower surfaces of leaves of Gossypium hirsutum, Xanthium strumarium, and Zea mays were compared with the rates at which helium diffused across those leaves. There was no evidence for effects of CO2 concentration or rate of evaporation on the resistance to water loss from the evaporating surface (“resistance of the mesophyll wall to transpiration”) and no evidence for any significant wall resistance in turgid tissues. The possible existence of a wall resistance was also tested in leaves of Commelina communis and Tulipa gesneriana whose epidermis could be easily peeled. Only when an epidermis was removed from a leaf, evaporation from the mesophyll tissue declined. We conclude that under conditions relevant to studies of stomatal behavior, the water vapor pressure at the sites of evaporation is equal to the saturation vapor pressure. PMID:16660404

Farquhar, Graham D.; Raschke, Klaus




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The freeze-thaw/evaporation (FTE{reg_sign}) process treats oil and gas produced water so that the water can be beneficially used. The FTE{reg_sign} process is the coupling of evaporation and freeze-crystallization, and in climates where subfreezing temperatures seasonally occur, this coupling improves process economics compared to evaporation alone. An added benefit of the process is that water of a quality suited for a variety of beneficial uses is produced. The evolution, from concept to successful commercial deployment, of the FTE{reg_sign} process for the treatment of natural gas produced water has now been completed. In this document, the histories of two individual commercial deployments of the FTE{reg_sign} process are discussed. In Wyoming, as in many other states, the permitting and regulation of oil and gas produced water disposal and/or treatment facilities depend upon the legal relationship between owners of the facility and the owners of wells from which the water is produced. An ''owner-operated'' facility is regulated by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) and is defined as an entity which only processes water which comes from the wells in fields of which they have an equity interest. However, if a facility processes water from wells in which the owners of the facility have no equity interest, the facility is considered a ''commercial'' facility and is permitted and regulated by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. For this reason, of the two commercial FTE{reg_sign} process deployments discussed in this document, one is related to an ''owner-operated'' facility, and the other relates to a ''commercial'' facility. Case 1 summarizes the permitting, design, construction, operation, and performance of the FTE{reg_sign} process at an ''owner-operated'' facility located in the Jonah Field of southwestern Wyoming. This facility was originally owned by the McMurry Oil Company and was later purchased by the Alberta Energy Company (now EnCana). Case 2 summarizes the permitting, design, construction, operation, and performance at a ''commercial'' FTE{reg_sign} facility located in the Great Divide Basin of south central Wyoming. Permits required for the construction and operation of each facility are described in detail. The respective qualities of each feed water, treated water, and concentrate stream are presented along with the relative yields of treated water and concentrate at each facility. Treated water from the owner-operated facility has been beneficially used in drilling and dust abatement, and treated water from the commercial facility has been used for dust abatement, construction, and land application. The permitting requirements and evaluation of beneficial use of the water at each facility are discussed. The results of this research confirm that the FTE{reg_sign} process is economic at a commercial-scale for the treatment and disposal of natural gas produced water in Wyoming. Further, the treated water produced from the process is of a quality suitable for beneficial uses such as irrigation, drilling mix, wildlife or livestock watering, and/or dust abatement on local roads.

James A. Sorensen; John Boysen; Deidre Boysen; Tim Larson




EPA Science Inventory

Recent studies are reviewed to provide a comprehensive volume on state-of-the-art formulations used in surface water quality modeling along with accepted values for rate constants and coefficients. Topics covered include system geometric representation (spatial and temporal), phy...


Rain Erosion-Does the Rate of Water Effect Erosion?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is a guided inquiry investigation where students gather data on rate of water falling on erosion. Student will interpret their data, and develop a conclusion from the data. The data will lead to further questions, which can be developed by the students.

Johnson, Kyle


Computation of infrared cooling rates in the water vapor bands  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A fast and accurate method is developed for calculating the infrared radiative terms due to water vapor - specifically, the atmospheric cooling rates. The accuracy is achieved by avoiding the constraints of band models and working directly with the absorption coefficient, which is a function of temperature and pressure as well as wavenumber. The method is based on calculation of an equivalent water vapor amount between atmospheric pressure levels and a table look-up procedure. Compared to line-by-line calculations, the present method has errors up to 4% of the maximum cooling rate. The use of a scaling factor, based on the far-wing approximation, limits the applicability of the method to the troposphere and lower stratosphere, where the line wings are responsible for most of the radiative cooling associated with water vapor.

Chou, M.-D.; Arking, A.



Multileg Heat-Pipe Evaporator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Parallel pipes provide high heat flow from small heat exchanger. Six parallel heat pipes extract heat from overlying heat exchanger, forming evaporator. Vapor channel in pipe contains wick that extends into screen tube in liquid channel. Rods in each channel hold wick and screen tube in place. Evaporator compact rather than extended and more compatible with existing heat-exchanger geometries. Prototype six-pipe evaporator only 0.3 m wide and 0.71 m long. With ammonia as working fluid, transports heat to finned condenser at rate of 1,200 W.

Alario, J. P.; Haslett, R. A.



Multispectral remote sensing contribution to land surface evaporation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The global water cycle is perhaps the most important of all the biogeochemical cycles and evaporation, which is a significant component of the water cycle, is also linked with the energy and carbon cycles. Long-term evaporation over large areas has generally been computed as the difference of precipitation and river runoff. Analysis of short-term evaporation rate and its spatial pattern, however, is extremely complex, and multispectral remotely sensed data could aid in such analysis. Multispectral data considered here are visible and near-infrared reflectances, infrared surface temperature and the 37 GHz brightness temperatures. These observations are found to be not totally independent of each other. A few of their relationships are established and discussed considering physically-based models.

Choudhury, B. J.



Development of novel zein-sodium caseinate nanoparticle (ZP)-stabilized emulsion films for improved water barrier properties via emulsion/solvent evaporation.  


This work attempted to develop novel high barrier zein/SC nanoparticle (ZP)-stabilized emulsion films through microfluidic emulsification (ZPE films) or in combination with solvent (ethyl acetate) evaporation techniques (ZPE-EA films). Some physical properties, including tensile and optical properties, water vapor permeability (WVP), and surface hydrophobicity, as well as the microstructure of ZP-stabilized emulsion films were evaluated and compared with SC emulsion (SCE) films. The emulsion/solvent evaporation approach reduced lipid droplets of ZP-stabilized emulsions, and lipid droplets of ZP-stabilized emulsions were similar to or slightly lower than that of SC emulsions. However, ZP- and SC-stabilized emulsion films exhibited a completely different microstructure, nanoscalar lipid droplets were homogeneously distributed in the ZPE film matrix and interpenetrating protein-oil complex networks occurred within ZPE-EA films, whereas SCE films presented a heterogeneous microstructure. The different stabilization mechanisms against creaming or coalescence during film formation accounted for the preceding discrepancy of the microstructures between ZP-and SC-stabilized emulsion films. Interestingly, ZP-stabilized emulsion films exhibited a better water barrier efficiency, and the WVP values were only 40-50% of SCE films. A schematic representation for the formation of ZP-stabilized emulsion films was proposed to relate the physical performance of the films with their microstructure and to elucidate the possible forming mechanism of the films. PMID:24175664

Wang, Li-Juan; Yin, Ye-Chong; Yin, Shou-Wei; Yang, Xiao-Quan; Shi, Wei-Jian; Tang, Chuan-He; Wang, Jin-Mei



Liquid-phase continuity and solute concentration dynamics during evaporation from porous media: pore-scale processes near vaporization surface.  


Evaporation from porous media involves complex pore scale transport processes affecting liquid phase distribution and fluxes. Often, the initial evaporation rate is nearly constant and supplied by capillary flow from wetted zones below to the surface. Sustaining constant flow against gravity hinges on an upward capillary gradient and on liquid phase continuity with hydraulic conductivity sufficient for supplying evaporative flux. The pore scale liquid phase adjustments during evaporative displacement necessary for maintaining a constant flux have been postulated but rarely measured. In this study we employed detailed imaging using x-ray synchrotron radiation to study liquid phase distribution and dynamics at the most sensitive domain just below the surface of evaporating sand columns. Three-dimensional images at a resolution of 7 microns were obtained from sand column (mean particle size 0.6 mm) initially saturated with calcium iodide solution (4% by mass) to enhance image contrast. Detailed imaging of near-surface liquid phase distribution during evaporation confirmed phase continuity at micrometric scale and provided quantitative estimates of liquid conductance in agreement with values required to supply evaporative flux. Temporal variations in bulk salt concentrations determined from x-ray attenuation were proportional to evaporative water mass loss. Highly resolved salt concentration images revealed existence of evaporating chimneys that supply the bulk of evaporative demand. Delineated mass loss dynamics and salt distribution measured by the x-ray attenuation were in reasonable agreement with a simplified analytical convection-diffusion model for salt dynamics during evaporation from porous media. PMID:20481828

Shokri, N; Lehmann, P; Or, D



Material and method to dissociate water at controlled rates  

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A material and method for the decomposition/dissociation of water into hydrogen and oxygen is disclosed. The material comprises an amalgam of an alkali metal, mercury, and aluminum combined with a catalytically effective amount of an alloy comprising platinum and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of germanium, antimony, gallium, thallium, indium, cadmium, bismuth, lead, zinc and tin, and with an extender metal to control the rate of dissociation of the water while being non-reactive with the amalgam during dissociation.

Anderson, E.R.



A phylogenetic analysis of basal metabolism, total evaporative water loss, and life-history among foxes from desert and mesic regions.  


We measured basal metabolic rate (BMR) and total evaporative water loss (TEWL) of species of foxes that exist on the Arabian Peninsula, Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana) and two subspecies of Red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Combining these data with that on other canids from the literature, we searched for specialization of physiological traits among desert foxes using both conventional least squares regression and regressions based on phylogenetic independent contrasts. Further, we explored the consequences of reduced body size of foxes on life history parameters such as litter size and neonate mass. For Blanford's foxes, Red foxes from the central desert of Arabia, and Red foxes from the more mesic Asir mountains, body mass averaged 1,285 +/- 52 g, 1,967 +/- 289 g, and 3,060 +/- 482 g, respectively, whereas mean BMR, during summer, was 304.5 +/- 32.3 kJ/day, 418.0 +/- 32.4 kJ/day, and 724.1 +/- 120.2 kJ/day (+/- SD). An analysis of covariance with body mass as a covariate showed no statistical differences in BMR among foxes. Analysis of covariance indicated that Red fox from the Asir mountains had a higher TEWL than Red foxes from central Arabia or than Blanford's foxes also from the mountains. Comparisons of all species of desert and mesic foxes showed no significant differences in BMR, nor did desert foxes have a significantly lower BMR than other carnivores. TEWL of desert foxes was lower than other more mesic carnivores; deviations in TEWL ranged from -17.7% for the Fennec fox (Fennecus zerda) to -57.4% for the Kit fox (Vulpes velox). Although desert foxes have a BMR comparable to other more mesic species, it appears that desert foxes do have a smaller body mass, lowering overall energy requirements. We attribute this reduction in body size to the "resource limitation hypothesis" whereby natural selection favors smaller individuals in a resource-limited environment, especially during periods of severe food shortage. However, until common garden experiments are performed, developmental plasticity and acclimation cannot be ruled out as contributors to this pattern. PMID:14564467

Williams, J B; Muñoz-Garcia, A; Ostrowski, S; Tieleman, B I



Marangoni Convection and Deviations from Maxwells' Evaporation Model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We investigate the convective dynamics of evaporating pools of volatile liquids using an ultra-sensitive thermal imaging camera. During evaporation, there are significant convective flows inside the liquid due to Marangoni forces. We find that Marangoni convection during evaporation can dramatically affect the evaporation rates of volatile liquids. A simple heat balance model connects the convective velocities and temperature gradients to the evaporation rates.

Segre, P. N.; Snell, E. H.; Adamek, D. H.



Prediction of corrosion rates of water distribution pipelines according to aggressive corrosive water in Korea.  


The drinking water network serving Korea has been used for almost 100 years. Therefore, pipelines have suffered various degrees of deterioration due to aggressive environments. The pipe breaks were caused by in-external corrosion, water hammer, surface loading, etc. In this paper, we focused on describing corrosion status in water distribution pipes in Korea and reviewing some methods to predict corrosion rates. Results indicate that corrosive water of lakes was more aggressive than river water and the winter was more aggressive compared to other seasons. The roughness growth rates of Dongbok lake showed 0.23 mm/year. The high variation of corrosion rates is controlled by the aging pipes and smaller diameter. Also the phenolphthalein test on a cementitious core of cement mortar lined ductile cast iron pipe indicated the pipes over 15 years old had lost 50-100% of their lime active cross sectional area. PMID:14982159

Chung, W S; Yu, M J; Lee, H D



Dynamics of transition from stage-1 to stage-2 evaporation from porous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The early stages of evaporation from porous media are marked by a relatively high and constant evaporation rate (the so-called stage-1 evaporation) sustained by capillary liquid flow from the porous medium interior. Following interruption of hydraulic connections at a certain drying front depth, the vaporization plane migrates below the surface leading to transition to stage-2 evaporation limited by vapour diffusion through the porous medium. The nature of the transition and the wide range of transition dynamics from stage-1 to stage-2 were studied using evaporation experiments from sand-filled Hele-Shaw cells (172x81x4 mm) with three mean particle sizes of 0.27, 0.46, and 0.84 mm. The initially water saturated cells were placed on digital balances (cell top exposed to air) to record evaporation rates. Experiments were conducted in an environmental chamber where the relative humidity and temperature could be varied and controlled accurately. The effects of grains size, ambient temperature and relative humidity (both affecting potential evaporation rates) on transition dynamics were systematically evaluated. The results illustrate the role of potential evaporation rate on transition duration and shape transcending the expected scaling with cumulative mass loss that defines the evaporative characteristic length. The transition becomes more abrupt at higher atmospheric demand perhaps due to enhanced role of viscous effects that accelerate pore disconnection. Pore size did not affect the shape of transition much except for the medium sand with prolonged transition (the exact pore size distribution needs to be examined). Interestingly the evaporation rate at the onset of stage 2 was not affected by atmospheric conditions (Shokri and Or, 2011).

Shokri, Nima; Shahraeeni, Ebrahim; Shahabdeen, Rumeena; Or, Dani



Atmospheric emissions from the Deepwater Horizon spill constrain air-water partitioning, hydrocarbon fate, and leak rate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fate of deepwater releases of gas and oil mixtures is initially determined by solubility and volatility of individual hydrocarbon species; these attributes determine partitioning between air and water. Quantifying this partitioning is necessary to constrain simulations of gas and oil transport, to predict marine bioavailability of different fractions of the gas-oil mixture, and to develop a comprehensive picture of the fate of leaked hydrocarbons in the marine environment. Analysis of airborne atmospheric data shows massive amounts (˜258,000 kg/day) of hydrocarbons evaporating promptly from the Deepwater Horizon spill; these data collected during two research flights constrain air-water partitioning, thus bioavailability and fate, of the leaked fluid. This analysis quantifies the fraction of surfacing hydrocarbons that dissolves in the water column (˜33% by mass), the fraction that does not dissolve, and the fraction that evaporates promptly after surfacing (˜14% by mass). We do not quantify the leaked fraction lacking a surface expression; therefore, calculation of atmospheric mass fluxes provides a lower limit to the total hydrocarbon leak rate of 32,600 to 47,700 barrels of fluid per day, depending on reservoir fluid composition information. This study demonstrates a new approach for rapid-response airborne assessment of future oil spills.

Ryerson, T. B.; Aikin, K. C.; Angevine, W. M.; Atlas, E. L.; Blake, D. R.; Brock, C. A.; Fehsenfeld, F. C.; Gao, R.-S.; de Gouw, J. A.; Fahey, D. W.; Holloway, J. S.; Lack, D. A.; Lueb, R. A.; Meinardi, S.; Middlebrook, A. M.; Murphy, D. M.; Neuman, J. A.; Nowak, J. B.; Parrish, D. D.; Peischl, J.; Perring, A. E.; Pollack, I. B.; Ravishankara, A. R.; Roberts, J. M.; Schwarz, J. P.; Spackman, J. R.; Stark, H.; Warneke, C.; Watts, L. A.



CONDENSATION As noted previously, heat energy imparted to water as it  

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CONDENSATION As noted previously, heat energy imparted to water as it evaporates is returned to liquid water as vapor condenses. During low tide, the rate of evaporation typically exceeds the rate of condensation, and it is this net rate of evapora- tion that we notice. At times, however, the rate of conden

Brody, James P.


Application of thermal model for pan evaporation to the hydrology of a defined medium, the sponge  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A technique is presented which estimates pan evaporation from the commonly observed values of daily maximum and minimum air temperatures. These two variables are transformed to saturation vapor pressure equivalents which are used in a simple linear regression model. The model provides reasonably accurate estimates of pan evaporation rates over a large geographic area. The derived evaporation algorithm is combined with precipitation to obtain a simple moisture variable. A hypothetical medium with a capacity of 8 inches of water is initialized at 4 inches. The medium behaves like a sponge: it absorbs all incident precipitation, with runoff or drainage occurring only after it is saturated. Water is lost from this simple system through evaporation just as from a Class A pan, but at a rate proportional to its degree of saturation. The contents of the sponge is a moisture index calculated from only the maximum and minium temperatures and precipitation.

Trenchard, M. H.; Artley, J. A. (principal investigators)



Performance rating method of thermosyphon solar water heaters  

Microsoft Academic Search

A rating method for the thermal performance of thermosyphon solar water heaters was developed. Except that the outdoor test procedure still follows the Taiwan Standard CNS B7277, a system characteristic efficiency [eta][sub s]* which is defined as the [alpha][sub o], value corrected at M\\/A[sub c]= 75 kg\\/m[sup 2], was derived so that [eta][sub s]* is independent of the M\\/A, ratio.




Heart rate variability in exercising humans: effect of water immersion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Power spectrum analysis of heart-rate variability was made in seven men [mean age 22 (SEM 1) years] in head-out water immersion\\u000a (W) and in air (A, control) at rest and during steady-state cycling to maximal intensity (maximum oxygen uptake, V?O2max). At rest W resulted in a trebled increase in the total power (P?

Renza Perini; Stefania Milesi; Luca Biancardi; David R. Pendergast; Arsenio Veicsteinas



Evaporative losses from soils covered by physical and different types of biological soil crusts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation of soil moisture is one of the most important processes affecting water availability in semiarid ecosystems. Biological soil crusts, which are widely distributed ground cover in these ecosystems, play a recognized role on water processes. Where they roughen surfaces, water residence time and thus infiltration can be greatly enhanced, whereas their ability to clog soil pores or cap the soil surface when wetted can greatly decrease infiltration rate, thus affecting evaporative losses. In this work, we compared evaporation in soils covered by physical crusts, biological crusts in different developmental stages and in the soils underlying the different biological crust types. Our results show that during the time of the highest evaporation (Day 1), there was no difference among any of the crust types or the soils underlying them. On Day 2, when soil moisture was moderately low (11%), evaporation was slightly higher in well-developed biological soil crusts than in physical or poorly developed biological soil crusts. However, crust removal did not cause significant changes in evaporation compared with the respective soil crust type. These results suggest that the small differences we observed in evaporation among crust types could be caused by differences in the properties of the soil underneath the biological crusts. At low soil moisture (<6%), there was no difference in evaporation among crust types or the underlying soils. Water loss for the complete evaporative cycle (from saturation to dry soil) was similar in both crusted and scraped soils. Therefore, we conclude that for the specific crust and soil types tested, the presence or the type of biological soil crust did not greatly modify evaporation with respect to physical crusts or scraped soils.

Chamizo, S.; Cantón, Y.; Domingo, F.; Belnap, J.



Phosphorus: a rate limiting nutrient in surface waters.  


Phosphorus is an essential element for all life forms. It is a mineral nutrient. Orthophosphate is the only form of P that autotrophs can assimilate. Extracellular enzymes hydrolyze organic forms of P to phosphate. Eutrophication is the over-enrichment of surface waters with mineral nutrients. The results are excessive production of autotrophs, especially algae and cyanobacteria. This high productivity leads to high bacterial populations and high respiration rates, leading to hypoxia or anoxia in poorly mixed bottom waters and at night in surface waters during calm, warm conditions. Low dissolved oxygen causes the loss of aquatic animals and the release of many materials normally bound to bottom sediments, including various forms of P. This release of P reinforces the eutrophication. Excessive concentrations of P is the most common cause of eutrophication in freshwater lakes, reservoirs, streams, and in the headwaters of estuarine systems. In the ocean, N is believed to usually be the key mineral nutrient controlling primary production. Estuaries and continental shelf waters are a transition zone, in which excessive P and N create problems. It is best to measure and regulate total P inputs to whole aquatic ecosystems, but for an easy assay it is best to measure total P concentrations, including particulate P, in surface waters or N:P atomic ratios in phytoplankton. PMID:10228963

Correll, D L



Simulations of water transport through carbon nanotubes: How different water models influence the conduction rate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The conduction rate of water through (8,8) and (9,9) carbon nanotubes at 300 K and a pressure difference of 220 MPa is investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. The TIP3P, SPC/E, and TIP4P/2005 water models are considered. The pressure-driven flow rate is found to be strongly model dependent for both nanotubes. The fastest model (TIP3P) has a flow rate that is approximately five times faster than the slowest (TIP4P/2005). It is shown that the flow rate is significantly influenced by the structure taken on by the water molecules confined in the nanotube channels. The slower models, TIP4P/2005 and SPC/E, tend to favor stacked ring arrangements, with the molecules of a ring moving together through the nanotube, in what we term a "cluster-by-cluster" conduction mode. Confined TIP3P water has a much weaker tendency to form ring structures, and those that do form are fragile and break apart under flow conditions. This creates a much faster "diffusive" conduction mode where the water molecules mainly move through the tube as individual particles, rather than as components of a larger cluster. Our results demonstrate that water models developed to describe the properties of bulk water can behave very differently in confined situations.

Liu, L.; Patey, G. N.



Performance investigation of plain and finned tube evaporatively cooled heat exchangers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The performance of two evaporatively cooled heat exchangers is investigated under similar operating conditions of air flow rates and inlet hot water temperatures. The heat exchangers are plain and plate-finned circular tube types which occupy the same volume. Spray water, which is circulated in a closed circuit, is injected onto the exposed surfaces of the tubes and fins. The contact

Ala Hasan; Kai Sirén



The role of a coarse surface layer in impeding evaporation from gravel bars  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presence of a coarse surface layer (CSL) on bars in gravel bed rivers is expected to have an influence on evaporation rates from these surfaces and thereby on the water content in the underlying gravel-sand matrix. A statistically significant increase in soil water content in the presence of a CSL has recently been demonstrated in outdoor experiments by Meier

Katharina Edmaier; Molnar Peter; Cyprien Clémentine; Burlando Paolo



Changing Evaporative and ET Demands in the Lower Colorado River Basin Under Different Climate Scenarios  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observed and projected trends in free-water evaporation and evapotranspiration (ET) are examined to improve water demand forecasting for use in modeling of lower Colorado River system reservoir operations. While most research has focused on the impacts of climate change and climate variability on water supply, the impacts on water demand under changing climate conditions have not been adequately addressed (NRC, 2007 and Reclamation, 2009). Increases in temperatures and changes in wind patterns are expected to increase evaporative demands (Bates and others, 2008), potentially increasing free-water evaporation and ET from riparian vegetation; increasing infiltration rates; altering crop patterns; and changing the temporal and spatial distribution of water deliveries through agricultural-urban water transfers. This study uses observations and projections under different climate scenarios of hydroclimatic variables, such as temperature, wind, and precipitation, to analyze their impacts on free-water evaporation and riparian ET in the lower Colorado River basin. The projected changes in evaporative and ET demands may then accessed to determine their impacts on the reliability of water supplies and reservoir operations in the Colorado River basin under changing climate conditions. Finally, a discussion on the uncertainties in estimating key parameters, such as solar radiation, mean daily dewpoint, and atmospheric resistance, given limitations in the hydroclimatic dataset, will also be provided.

Bunk, D. A.; Piechota, T. C.



Evaporation from Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through February 2012  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Evaporation from Lake Mead was measured using the eddy-covariance method for the 2-year period starting March 2010 and ending February 2012. When corrected for energy imbalances, annual eddy-covariance evaporation was 2,074 and 1,881 millimeters (81.65 and 74.07 inches), within the range of previous estimates. There was a 9-percent decrease in the evaporation rate and a 10-percent increase in the lake surface area during the second year of the study compared to the first. These offsetting factors resulted in a nearly identical 720 million cubic meters (584,000 acre feet) evaporation volume for both years. Monthly evaporation rates were best correlated with wind speed, vapor pressure difference, and atmospheric stability. Differences between individual monthly evaporation and mean monthly evaporation were as much as 20 percent. Net radiation provided most of the energy available for evaporative processes; however, advected heat from the Colorado River was an important energy source during the second year of the study. Peak evaporation lagged peak net radiation by 2 months because a larger proportion of the net radiation that reaches the lake goes to heating up the water column during the spring and summer months. As most of this stored energy is released, higher evaporation rates are sustained during fall months even though net radiation declines. The release of stored heat also fueled nighttime evaporation, which accounted for 37 percent of total evaporation. The annual energy-balance ratio was 0.90 on average and varied only 0.01 between the 2 years, thus implying that 90 percent of estimated available energy was accounted for by turbulent energy measured using the eddy-covariance method. More than 90 percent of the turbulent-flux source area represented the open-water surface, and 94 percent of 30-minute turbulent-flux measurements originated from wind directions where the fetch ranged from 2,000 to 16,000 meters. Evaporation uncertainties were estimated to be 5 to 7 percent. A secondary evaporation method, the Bowen ratio energy budget method, also was employed to measure evaporation from Lake Mead primarily as a validation of eddy-covariance evaporation measurements at annual timescales. There was good agreement between annual corrected eddy-covariance and Bowen ratio energy budget evaporation estimates, providing strong validation of these two largely independent methods. Annual Bowen ratio energy budget evaporation was 6 and 8 percent greater than eddy-covariance evaporation for the 2 study years, and both methods indicated there was a similar decrease in evaporation from the first to the second year. Both methods produced negative sensible heat fluxes during the same months, and there was a strong correlation between monthly Bowen ratios (R2 = 0.94). The correlation between monthly evaporation (R2 = 0.65), however, was not as strong. Monthly differences in evaporation were attributed primarily to heat storage estimate uncertainty.

Moreo, Michael T.;Swancar, Amy



Isotopic composition of transpiration and rates of change in leaf water isotopologue storage in response to environmental variables.  


During daylight hours, the isotope composition of leaf water generally approximates steady-state leaf water isotope enrichment model predictions. However, until very recently there was little direct confirmation that isotopic steady-state (ISS) transpiration in fact exists. Using isotope ratio infrared spectroscopy (IRIS) and leaf gas exchange systems we evaluated the isotope composition of transpiration and the rate of change in leaf water isotopologue storage (isostorage) when leaves were exposed to variable environments. In doing so, we developed a method for controlling the absolute humidity entering the gas exchange cuvette for a wide range of concentrations without changing the isotope composition of water vapour. The measurement system allowed estimation of (18)O enrichment both at the evaporation site and for bulk leaf water, in the steady state and the non-steady state. We show that non-steady-state effects dominate the transpiration isoflux even when leaves are at physiological steady state. Our results suggest that a variable environment likely prevents ISS transpiration from being achieved and that this effect may be exacerbated by lengthy leaf water turnover times due to high leaf water contents. PMID:23647101

Simonin, Kevin A; Roddy, Adam B; Link, Percy; Apodaca, Randy; Tu, Kevin P; Hu, Jia; Dawson, Todd E; Barbour, Margaret M



Evaporation control research, 1959-60  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Two hundred and forty-five dispersions of long-chain alkanols were formulated by using various emulsifiers and alkanols. The dispensing and spreading ability of each of these formulations was tested. The most promising emulsifier that could be used with any of the alkanols was glyceryl monostearate (self-emulsifying). However, the concentration of the alkanol in the dispersion form varied somewhat: with the length of the carbon chain. A maximum concentration of 16 percent was obtained using the longer chain alkanols in the dispersion form without losing any of the properties of a fluid. Nine field tests were undertaken on small stock tanks. The retardant materials used in these tests were dodecanol, hexadecanol, and octadecanol. These materials were applied in either liquid or dispersion form. Four types of dispensing equipment were tested. The first type used a pressure system which sprayed a liquid onto the surface of the water. An anemometer and wind-controlled vane, operated by an electrical system, determined the length End frequency of application. The second type was similar to the first except that gravity was utilized to force the liquid onto the surface. The third type. used a drip system with rates of about 10 drops per minute. The fourth type used a gravity feed and a wind-controlled valve which allowed the dispersion material to flow onto the surface of the water when the wind was in the proper direction. In the field tests, the best reduction in evaporation was obtained using octadecanol in dispersion form and dispensed with the wind-controlled valve and gravity feed system. The maximum reduction in evaporation for a 2-week period was 27 percent. However, the economics of suppressing evaporation from stock tanks is questionable because of the short travel time across the tank by the film. There are still many problems unsolved. Some of these can be resolved in the laboratory whereas others can be resolved only in the field. Some of the more serious problems are the effect of impurities in the alkanols; the rate of cooling of the alkanol from a liquid to a solid state ; the effect of the film on the exchange of water molecules between the air and water; whether the film remains effective in suppressing evaporation for any rate of movement downwind; and the possible use of dodecanol and eicosanol as suppressants.

Geological Survey (U.S.)



Computation of infrared cooling rates in the water vapor bands  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A fast but accurate method for calculating the infrared radiative terms due to water vapor has been developed. It makes use of the far wing approximation to scale transmission along an inhomogeneous path to an equivalent homogeneous path. Rather than using standard conditions for scaling, the reference temperatures and pressures are chosen in this study to correspond to the regions where cooling is most significant. This greatly increased the accuracy of the new method. Compared to line by line calculations, the new method has errors up to 4% of the maximum cooling rate, while a commonly used method based upon the Goody band model (Rodgers and Walshaw, 1966) introduces errors up to 11%. The effect of temperature dependence of transmittance has also been evaluated; the cooling rate errors range up to 11% when the temperature dependence is ignored. In addition to being more accurate, the new method is much faster than those based upon the Goody band model.

Chou, M. D.; Arking, A.



Use of the Priestley-Taylor evaporation equation for soil water limited conditions in a small forest clearcut  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Priestley-Taylor equation, a simplification of the Penman equation, was used to allow calculations of evapotranspiration under conditions where soil water supply limits evapotranspiration. The Priestley-Taylor coefficient, ??, was calculated to incorporate an exponential decrease in evapotranspiration as soil water content decreases. The method is appropriate for use when detailed meteorological measurements are not available. The data required to determine the parameter for the ?? coefficient are net radiation, soil heat flux, average air temperature, and soil water content. These values can be obtained from measurements or models. The dataset used in this report pertains to a partially vegetated clearcut forest site in southwest Oregon with soil depths ranging from 0.48 to 0.70 m and weathered bedrock below that. Evapotranspiration was estimated using the Bowen ratio method, and the calculated Priestley-Taylor coefficient was fitted to these estimates by nonlinear regression. The calculated Priestley-Taylor coefficient (?????) was found to be approximately 0.9 when the soil was near field capacity (0.225 cm3 cm-3). It was not until soil water content was less than 0.14 cm3 cm-3 that soil water supply limited evapotranspiration. The soil reached a final residual water content near 0.05 cm3 cm-3 at the end of the growing season. ?? 1991.

Flint, A. L.; Childs, S. W.



Time-resolved interference unveils nanoscale surface dynamics in evaporating sessile droplet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report a simple optical technique to measure time-resolved nanoscale surface profile of an evaporating sessile fluid droplet. By analyzing the high contrast Newton-ring like dynamical fringes formed by interfering Fresnel reflections, we demonstrated ?/100 ? 5 nm sensitivity in surface height (at 0.01-160 nm/s rate) of an evaporating water drop. The remarkably high sensitivity allowed us to precisely measure its transient surface dynamics during contact-line slips, weak perturbations on the evaporation due to external magnetic field and partial confinement of the drop. Further, we measured evaporation dynamics of a sessile water drop on soft deformable surface to demonstrate wide applicability of this technique.

Verma, Gopal; Singh, Kamal P.



Conservation rates: the best `new' source of urban water during William James Smith Jr.1  

E-print Network

Conservation rates: the best `new' source of urban water during drought William James Smith Jr.Ã?1-side management; drought; environmental justice; sustainable development; water conservation; water rates; urban In the United States, water conservation-oriented rates (WCOR) are an increasingly vital tool for promoting

Delaware, University of


Membrane evaporator/sublimator investigation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Data are presented on a new evaporator/sublimator concept using a hollow fiber membrane unit with a high permeability to liquid water. The aim of the program was to obtain a more reliable, lightweight and simpler Extra Vehicular Life Support System (EVLSS) cooling concept than is currently being used.

Elam, J.; Ruder, J.; Strumpf, H.



The Relation of External Evaporative Conditions to the Drying of Soils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaporation from laboratory soil columns was studied as a function of potential evaporative conditions. The length of time a given evaporation rate could be maintained by the soil was in good agreement with an approximate solution of the isothermal equation for unsatu- rated flow. During the falling-rate period of drying, the evaporation rate was found to approach very nearly a

W. R. Gardner; D. I. Hillel



Continuous flow, evaporative-type thermal energy recovery apparatus and method for thermal energy recovery  

Microsoft Academic Search

A continuous flow, evaporative-type thermal energy recovery apparatus comprises an evaporator unit to which are supplied continuous pressurized flows of hot water and air, and in which a portion of the hot water is evaporated into the air, preferably to completely saturate the air with moisture. Connected to receive the resulting flow of pressurized, water saturated air from the evaporator




Measurement of Irrigation Evaporative Losses by a New Vapor Budget Technique.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The importance of evaporative losses in water resources planning is discussed, and an overall review of the existing methods for estimation of evaporation is presented. A new technique for short term measurement of evaporation from moist, rough surfaces (...

P. Inmula, B. L. Sill



Surface Geometry and Stomatal Conductance Effects on Evaporation From Aquatic Macrophytes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evaporative water loss rates of several floating and emergent aquatic macrophytes were studied over a 4-year period through comparison of daily evaporative water losses from similar-sized vegetated (E) and open water (E0) surfaces. Two species with planate floating leaves (water fern and water lily) yielded E/E0 values of 0.90 for one and four growing seasons, respectively, and displayed stomatal regulation of potential evaporation. Water hyacinths grown in ponds with different diameters exhibited E/E0 ratios which decreased with increasing pond diameter for both short (0.06-0.36 m) and tall (0.63-0.81 m) plants, producing high linear correlations with amount of peripheral vegetative surface area. The latter relationships suggested an E/E0 value less than unity for a relatively extensive canopy of short water hyacinths and a value of the order of 1.4 for a tall canopy possessing similar two-dimensional surface area characteristics. The latter results were also demonstrated in a separate study utilizing polyurethane foam to insulate the peripheral exposure of tall water hyacinth canopies from advective energy. Finally, simultaneous stomatal conductance and daily E/E0 measurements on cattail and water hyacinth canopies with identical tank diameters indicated that although the mean stomatal conductance of the peripheral exposure of the cattail canopy was 72% less than that of the water hyacinth canopy, its total evaporative water loss was nearly equivalent, due to its greater height. Reducing the surface area of the peripheral cattail exposure by the fractional amount suggested by the stomatal conductance measurements harmonized its surface geometry-evaporation relationship with that of the water hyacinth canopy and once again demonstrated the reality of stomatal control of potential evaporation.

Anderson, Michael G.; Idso, Sherwood B.



The contribution of evapotranspiration and evaporation to the water budget of a treatment wetland in Phoenix, AZ, USA  

E-print Network

sampling chamber. Site Inflow Conductivity Outflow Conductivity Inflow Temperature Outflow Temperature, air temperature, relative humidity, and solar radiation. Evapotranspiration (ET) is measured in mmol H-to-open-water transects were distributed proportionally across flow cell based on the total area of vegetated subsections

Hall, Sharon J.


The measurement of 129I for the cement and the paraffin solidified low and intermediate level wastes (LILWs), spent resin or evaporated bottom from the pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper a relatively simple and low cost analysis procedure to apply to a routine analysis of 129I in low and intermediate level radioactive wastes (LILWs), cement and paraffin solidified evaporated bottom and spent resin, which are produced from nuclear power plants (NPPs), pressurized water reactors (PWR), is presented. The 129I is separated from other nuclides in LILWs using

S. D. Park; J. S. Kim; S. H. Han; Y. K. Ha; K. S. Song; K. Y. Jee



Calculation of Water-Exchange Rates on Aqueous Polynuclear Clusters and at Oxide-Water Interfaces.  

SciTech Connect

The research described in this product was performed in part in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The rates of a wide variety of reactions in aqueous coordination compounds can be correlated with lifetimes of water molecules in the inner-coordination shell of the metal. For simple octahedral metal ions, these lifetimes span ~10²? but are unknown, and experimentally inaccessible, for reactive sites in interfacial environments. Using recent data on nanometer-sized aqueous aluminum clusters, we show that lifetimes can be calculated from reactiveflux molecular dynamics simulations. Rates scale with the calculated metal-water bond lengths. Surprisingly, on all aluminum(III) mineral surface sites investigated, waters have lifetimes in the range of 10??-10?power10 s, making the surface sites as fast as the most reactive ions in the solution.

Wang, Jianwei; Rustad, James R.; Casey, William H.



Infiltration of late Palaeozoic evaporative brines in the reelfoot rift: A possible salt source for Illinois Basin formation waters and MVT mineralizing fluids  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Salinities and homogenization temperatures of fluid inclusions in Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) deposits provide important insights into the regional hydrology of the Illinois basin/Reelfoot rift system in late Palaeozoic time. Although the thermal regime of this basin system has been plausibly explained, the origin of high salinities in the basin fluids remains enigmatic. Topographically driven flow appears to have been essential in forming these MVT districts, as well as many other districts worldwide. However, this type of flow is recharged by fresh water making it difficult to account for the high salinities of the mineralizing fluids over extended time periods. Results of numerical experiments carried out in this study provide a possible solution to the salinity problem presented by the MVT zinc-lead and fluorite districts at the margins of the basin system. Evaporative concentration of surface water and subsequent infiltration into the subsurface are proposed to account for large volumes of brine that are ultimately responsible for mineralization of these districts. This study demonstrates that under a range of geologically reasonable conditions, brine infiltration into an aquifer in the deep subsurface can coexist with topographically driven flow. Infiltration combined with regional flow and local magmatic heat sources in the Reelfoot rift explain the brine concentrations as well as the temperatures observed in the Southern Illinois and Upper Mississippi Valley districts.

Rowan, E.L.; De Marsily, G.



Evaporation Induced Isothermal Crystallization of Silicate Melt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to investigate and role of evaporation and crystallization kinetics for silicate melt, isothermal vacuum experiments were carried out in the system MgO-SiO2. Due to successive evaporation, melt crystallized olivine at a fixed temperature. The evaporation rates and bulk chemical composition of residues varied with time, and reached a steady state. The pressure-composition phase diagram for the system at a fixed temperature well explains the experimental results. The results suggest a possibility of isothermal formation of chondrules (and some CAIs) at low pressures where evaporation takes place continuously.

Nagahara, H.



Evaporation of charged bosonic condensate in cosmology  

E-print Network

Cosmological evolution of equilibrium plasma with a condensate of U(1)-charged bosonic field is considered. It is shown that the evaporation of the condensate is very much different from naive expectations, discussed in the literature, as well as from evaporation of non-equilibrium neutral condensate. The charged condensate evaporates much slower than the decay of the corresponding bosons. The evaporation rate is close to that of the cosmological expansion. The plasma temperature, in contrast, drops much faster than usually, namely as the third power of the cosmological scale factor. As a result the universe becomes very cold and the cosmological charge asymmetry reaches a huge value.

A. D. Dolgov; F. R. Urban



Influence of Coagulant Salt Addition on the Treatment of Oil?in?Water Emulsions by Centrifugation, Ultrafiltration, and Vacuum Evaporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Droplet size is a key factor in the treatment of oil?in?water (O\\/W) emulsions, because of its influence on emulsion properties. The addition of a coagulant salt generally causes emulsion destabilization, increasing the droplet size, and enhancing coalescence between oil droplets, which helps its further treatment. The influence of CaCl2 addition on droplet size distribution of a commercial O\\/W emulsion used

G. Gutiérrez; A. Lobo; D. Allende; A. Cambiella; C. Pazos; J. Coca; J. M. Benito



Preciptation, Evaporation, and Transpiration Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The students must use crayons or colored pencils to create maps of global precipitation and evaporation rates. One worksheet is provided to each group of students. Then a representative from each group explains their map to the rest of the class, and the instructor shows a similar map from NOAA or NASA.

Townsend-Small, Amy


Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 127 (2000) 8187 Effects of acute fresh water exposure on water flux rates  

E-print Network

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 127 (2000) 81­87 Effects of acute fresh water to fresh water were quantified. Salt-water adapted turtles were exposed to fresh water for 4 d before being.290.1 l d-1 and 123.096.8 ml kg-1 d-1 , respectively. When turtles were exposed to fresh water, rates

Ortiz, Rudy M.


242-A evaporator vacuum condenser system  

SciTech Connect

This document is written for the 242-A evaporator vacuum condenser system (VCS), describing its purpose and operation within the evaporator. The document establishes the operating parameters specifying pressure, temperature, flow rates, interlock safety features and interfacing sub-systems to support its operation.

Smith, V.A.



Contribution of impervious surfaces to urban evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

data and the Princeton urban canopy model, with its detailed representation of urban heterogeneity and hydrological processes, are combined to study evaporation and turbulent water vapor transport over urban areas. The analyses focus on periods before and after precipitation events, at two sites in the Northeastern United States. Our results indicate that while evaporation from concrete pavements, building rooftops, and asphalt surfaces is discontinuous and intermittent, overall these surfaces accounted for nearly 18% of total latent heat fluxes (LE) during a relatively wet 10 day period. More importantly, these evaporative fluxes have a significant impact on the urban surface energy balance, particularly during the 48 h following a rain event when impervious evaporation is the highest. Thus, their accurate representation in urban models is critical. Impervious evaporation after rainfall is also shown to correlate the sources of heat and water at the earth surface, resulting in a conditional scalar transport similarity over urban terrain following rain events.

Ramamurthy, P.; Bou-Zeid, E.



Chemical evolution of multicomponent aerosol particles during evaporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atmospheric aerosol particles have an important but not well quantified effect on climate and human health. Despite the efforts made in the last decades, the formation and evolution of aerosol particles in the atmosphere is still not fully understood. The uncertainty is partly due to the complex chemical composition of the particles which comprise inorganic and organic compounds. Many organics (like dicarboxylic acids) can be present both in the gas and in the condensed phase due to their low vapor pressure. Clearly, an understanding of this partition is crucial to address any other issue in atmospheric physics and chemistry. Moreover, many organics are water soluble, and their influence on the properties of aqueous solution droplets is still poorly characterized. The solid and sub-cooled liquid state vapor pressures of some organic compounds have been previously determined by measuring the evaporation rate of single-compound crystals [1-3] or binary aqueous droplets [4-6]. In this work, we deploy the HTDMA technique (Hygroscopicity Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer) coupled with a 3.5m laminar flow-tube and an Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) for determining the chemical evolution during evaporation of ternary droplets made of one dicarboxylic acid (succinic acid, commonly found in atmospheric samples) and one inorganic compound (sodium chloride or ammonium sulfate) in different mixing ratios, in equilibrium with water vapor at a fixed relative humidity. In addition, we investigate the evaporation of multicomponent droplets and crystals made of three organic species (dicarboxylic acids and sugars), of which one or two are semi-volatile. 1. Bilde M. and Pandis, S.N.: Evaporation Rates and Vapor Pressures of Individual Aerosol Species Formed in the Atmospheric Oxidation of alpha- and beta-Pinene. Environmental Science and Technology, 35, 2001. 2. Bilde M., et al.: Even-Odd Alternation of Evaporation Rates and Vapor Pressures of C3-C9 Dicarboxylic Acid Aerosols, Environmental. Science and Technology, 37, 2003. 5. Koponen I.K., et al.: Thermodynamic properties of malonic, succinic, and glutaric acids: Evaporation rates and saturation vapor pressures. Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 2007. 4. Zardini A.A., et al.: White light Mie resonance spectroscopy used to measure very low vapor pressures of substances in aqueous solution aerosol particles. Optics Express, 14, 2006. 3. Zardini A.A. and Krieger, U.K.: Evaporation kinetics of a non-spherical, levitated aerosol particle using optical resonance spectroscopy for precision sizing. Optics Express, 17, 2009. 6. Riipinen, I., et al.: Adipic and Malonic Acid Aqueous Solutions: Surface Tensions and Saturation Vapor Pressures, J. Phys. Chem., 111, 2007.

Zardini, Alessandro; Riipinen, Ilona; Pagels, Joakim; Eriksson, Axel; Worsnop, Douglas; Switieckli, Erik; Kulmala, Markku; Bilde, Merete



Evaporation analysis for Tank SX-104  

SciTech Connect

Decreases in historical interstitial liquid level measurements in tank SX-104 were compared to predictions of a numerical model based upon diffusion of water through a porous crust. The analysis showed that observed level decreases could be explained by evaporation.

Barrington, C.A.



Diffusion-controlled evaporation of sodium dodecyl sulfate solution drops placed on a hydrophobic substrate.  


In this work, the effect of SDS anionic surfactant on the diffusion-controlled evaporation rate of aqueous solution drops placed on TEFLON-FEP substrate was investigated with 11 different SDS concentrations. Drop evaporation was monitored in a closed chamber having a constant RH of 54-57% by a video camera. The initial contact angle, ?(i) decreased from 104±2° down to 68±1° due to the adsorption of SDS both at the water-air and the solid-water interfaces. The adsorption of SDS on the solid surface was found to be 76% of that of its adsorption at the water-air interface by applying Lucassen-Reynders approach. An equation was developed for the comparison of the evaporation rates of drops having different ?(i) on the same substrate. It was found that the addition of SDS did not alter the drop evaporation rate considerably for the first 1200 s for all the SDS concentrations. The main difference was found to be the change of the mode of drop evaporation by varying the SDS concentration. The constant ? mode was operative up to 80 mM SDS concentration, whereas constant contact area mode was operative after 200 mM SDS concentrations due to rapid drop pining on the substrate. PMID:21784429

Doganci, Merve Dandan; Sesli, Belma Uyar; Erbil, H Yildirim



Water and acrylamide monomer transfer rates from a settling basin to groundwaters  

E-print Network

11356-014-3106-2 #12;2 Key word: Acrylamide; Water transfer rate; Clogged layer; Groundwater 11 Water and acrylamide monomer transfer rates from a settling basin to groundwaters St�phane Binet that the water and the Acrylamide transfer rate are not controlled by the spreading of the clogged layer until

Boyer, Edmond


Nucleation rates of water and heavy water using equations of state  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The original formula of Gibbs for the reversible work of critical nucleus formation is evaluated in three approximate ways for ordinary and heavy water. The least approximate way employs an equation of state to evaluate the pressure difference between the new and old phases. This form of the theory yields a temperature dependence for the nucleation rate close to that observed experimentally. This is a substantial improvement over the most commonly used (and most approximate) form of classical theory.

Obeidat, Abdalla; Li, Jin-Song; Wilemski, Gerald



Energy expenditure in relation to flight speed: whay is the power of mass loss rate estimates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between mass loss rate and chemical power in Eying birds is analysed with regard to water and heat balance. Two models are presented: the first model is applicable to situations where heat loads are moderate, i.e. when heat balance can be achieved by regulating non-evaporative heat loss, and evaporative water loss is minimised. The second model is applicable

A. Kvist; M. R. J. Klaassen; A. Lindström



Evaporation of intercepted snow: Analysis of governing factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Insufficient understanding of winter hydrology conditions still hampers progress in predicting springtime discharge. The least known term in the winter water balance is evaporation, particularly of intercepted snown. Recent studies have show that the evaporation from intercepted snow can be important. This paper elaborates factors governing evaporation of intercepted snow. Measurements with a cut tree-weighing device combined with a method

A. Lundberg; S. Halldin



Energy savings in a building using regenerative evaporative cooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the potential of reducing the annual energy consumption of a central air-conditioned building through advanced evaporative cooling systems. The building considered is a typical three floor library building of a University. The regenerative evaporative cooling technology is coupled with the liquid cooled water chiller system to accomplish the energy conservation objective. Comparisons of the regenerative evaporative cooling

Ankur Khandelwal; Prabal Talukdar; Sanjeev Jain



Evaporative climate changes at Bet Dagan, Israel, 1964–1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analysis of evaporation measurements made between 1964 and 1998 at Bet Dagan in Israel’s central coastal plain shows a small but statistically significant increase in screened Class A pan evaporation, mainly in the dry, summer half of the year. No changes were found in the total open water evaporation or reference crop evapotranspiraton estimated with Penman’s combined heat balance and

S. Cohen; A. Ianetz; G. Stanhill



Chlorophyll specific growth rate and grazing mortality rate of phytoplankton in the shelf water of the Bering Sea in summer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chlorophyll specific growth rate and grazing mortality rate due to microzooplankton were estimated based on the dilution methods, using surface waters collected at four stations in the continental shelf area of the Bering Sea in summer. Growth rates and grazing mortality rates of phytoplankton communities were ranged between 0.06d1 and 0.56d and between 0.04d1 to 0.33 dl, respectively. The high

Tsuneo Odate; Sei-ichi Saitoh



Evaporation from Near-Drift Fractured Rock Surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The amount of water entering emplacement drifts from a fractured unsaturated rock is an important variable for performance evaluation of a potential high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Water entering the drifts as liquid or gas may enhance waste package corrosion rates and transport released radionuclides. Liquid water in form of droplets may emerge from fractures, or flow along the drift wall and potentially evaporate and condense at other locations. Driven by pressure and temperature gradients, vapor may be transported along fractures, or liquid water may evaporate directly from the matrix. Within the drift, heat-driven convection may redistribute the moisture leading to condensation at other locations. The geometry of the evaporation front around the drift is not fully understood and this, in turn, influences processes related to reflux, rewetting as the thermal pulse dissipates. Existing models focus on processes in the porous media (e.g., two-phase dual-permeability models for matrix and fractures), or on processes in the drift (e.g., gas-phase computational fluid dynamics models). This study focuses on the boundary between these two domains, and the corresponding models, where evaporation at the solid rock/drift air interface appears to play an important role. Studies have shown that evaporation from porous media is a complex process sensitive to factors such as (i) hydrological properties of the porous media, (ii) pressure gradients in the porous media, (iii) texture of the interface or boundary, (iv) local vapor and temperature gradients, and (v) convective flow rate and boundary layer transfer. Experimental observations based on passive monitoring at Yucca Mountain have shown that the formation surrounding the drift is able to provide and transport large amounts of water vapor over a relatively short period. This study will examine the basic processes that govern evaporation in the unsaturated rock surrounding drifts for ambient and thermally-perturbed conditions, and illustrate the effect of the contrasting hydrologic properties of the matrix and fracture continua. Simple analyses to establish bounds on vapor flux into the drift are proposed. A more prominent role for gravity to evaluate potential seepage is proposed. Available models will be evaluated for their applicability for in situ conditions at Yucca Mountain. This abstract is an independent product of the CNWRA and does not necessarily reflect the view or regulatory position of the NRC. The NRC staff views expressed herein are preliminary and do not constitute a final judgment or determination of the matters addressed or of the acceptability of a license application for a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain.

Manepally, C.; Fedors, R. W.; Or, D.; Das, K.



Enhanced drug dissolution using evaporative precipitation into aqueous solution.  


A new process, evaporative precipitation into aqueous solution (EPAS) has been developed to coat poorly water soluble drugs, in this case carbamazepine, with hydrophilic stabilizers to enhance dissolution rates. A heated organic solution of the drug in dichloromethane is sprayed though a fine nozzle into a heated aqueous solution. The rapid evaporation of the organic solvent produces high supersaturation and rapid precipitation of the drug in the form of a colloidal suspension that is stabilized by a variety of low molecular weight and polymeric surfactants. The stabilizer adsorbs to the drug surface and prevents particle growth and crystallization during the spray process. The suspensions are dried by spray drying or ultra-rapid freezing. The high dissolution rates are a consequence of the following advantages of the EPAS process: a small primary particle size, a hydrophilic coating on the particles that enhances wetting, and low crystallinity. PMID:12176292

Sarkari, Marazban; Brown, Judith; Chen, Xiaoxia; Swinnea, Steve; Williams, Robert O; Johnston, Keith P



Performance investigation of plain circular and oval tube evaporatively cooled heat exchangers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The performance of two evaporatively cooled heat exchangers is analysed, one has plain circular tubes while the other one has plain oval tubes. Both are investigated under similar operating conditions in relation to airflow rates and inlet hot water temperatures. The circular tube is 10 mm o.d., and the oval tube (axes ratio 3.085) is formed from an 18 mm

Ala Hasan; Kai Sirén



The Complete Evaporation Limit of Land Planets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Planets with very little amount of water on their surface, called ``land planets'', have wider habitable zones than that of Earth-like ``aqua planets'' (Abe et al. 2011). We investigated complete evaporation of surface liquid water for land planets using 1D energy balance model (EBM). We found that complete evaporation occurs when the planetary flux at the dry edge, which is defined as the boundary between the dry zone and the wet zone, exceeds the critical radiation flux of water saturated atmosphere. We define ``complete evaporation limit'' as the minimum insolation for complete evaporation that a planet receives. This limit depends on latitude of the dry edge, efficiency of meridional heat transport, and atmospheric character that modify the value of the critical flux.

Takao, Yuya; Genda, Hidenori; Wakida, Miyuki; Abe, Yutaka



National and Regional Water and Wastewater Rates For Use inCost-Benefit Models and Evaluations of Water Efficiency Programs  

SciTech Connect

Calculating the benefits and costs of water conservation orefficiency programs requires knowing the marginal cost of the water andwastewater saved by those programs. Developing an accurate picture of thepotential cost savings from water conservation requires knowing the costof the last few units of water consumed or wastewater released, becausethose are the units that would be saved by increased water efficiency.This report describes the data we obtained on water and wastewater ratesand costs, data gaps we identified, and other issues related to using thedata to estimate the cost savings that might accrue from waterconservation programs. We identified three water and wastewater ratesources. Of these, we recommend using Raftelis Financial Corporation(RFC) because it: a) has the most comprehensive national coverage; and b)provides greatest detail on rates to calculate marginal rates. The figurebelow shows the regional variation in water rates for a range ofconsumption blocks. Figure 1A Marginal Rates of Water Blocks by Regionfrom RFC 2004Water and wastewater rates are rising faster than the rateof inflation. For example, from 1996 to 2004 the average water rateincreased 39.5 percent, average wastewater rate increased 37.8 percent,the CPI (All Urban) increased 20.1 percent, and the CPI (Water andSewerage Maintenance) increased 31.1 percent. On average, annualincreases were 4.3 percent for water and 4.1 percent for wastewater,compared to 2.3 percent for the All Urban CPI and 3.7 percent for the CPIfor water and sewerage maintenance. If trends in rates for water andwastewater rates continue, water-efficient products will become morevaluable and more cost-effective.

Fisher, Diane C.; Whitehead, Camilla Dunham; Melody, Moya



The formation rate of North Atlantic Deep Water and Eighteen Degree Water calculated from CFC11 inventories observed during WOCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The accumulation of man-made chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in subsurface water masses is directly related to their formation rate, and the water mass formation rate can be calculated from its CFC inventory. CFC-11 inventories between 65°N and 10°S in the Atlantic Ocean have been calculated for Eighteen Degree Water (EDW) and the components of North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) from data collected

Deborah A. LeBel; William M. Smethie Jr.; Monika Rhein; Dagmar Kieke; Rana A. Fine; John L. Bullister; Dong-Ha Min; Wolfgang Roether; Ray F. Weiss; Chantal Andrié; Denise Smythe-Wright; E. Peter Jones




EPA Science Inventory

This study is concerned with measuring the cost of water supply and net revenue differences among customers by user class and location, and analyzing future water demand on the basis of plumbing permit application data. For water supply, a methodology based upon engineering princ...


Evaporation and capillary coupling across vertical textural contrasts in porous media.  


High and nearly constant evaporation rates from initially saturated porous media are sustained by capillary-driven flow from receding drying front below the evaporating surface. The spatial extent of continuous liquid pathways in homogeneous porous medium is defined by its hydraulically connected pore size distribution. We consider here evaporative losses from porous media consisting of two hydraulically coupled dissimilar domains each with own pore and particle size distributions separated by sharp vertical textural contrast. Evaporation experiments from texturally dissimilar media were monitored using neutron transmission and dye pattern imaging to quantify water distribution and drying front dynamics. Drying front invades exclusively coarse-textured domain while fine-textured domain remains saturated and its surface continuously coupled with the atmosphere. Results show that evaporation from fine-textured surface was supplied by liquid flow from adjacent coarse domain driven by capillary pressure differences between the porous media. A first characteristic length defining limiting drying front depth during which fine sand region remains saturated is deduced from difference in air-entry pressures of the two porous media. A second characteristic length defining the end of high evaporation rate includes the extent of continuous liquid films pinned in the crevices of the pore space and between particle contacts in the fine medium. We established numerically the lateral extent of evaporation-induced hydraulic coupling that is limited by viscous losses and gravity. For certain combinations of soil types the lateral extent of hydraulic coupling may exceed distances of 10 m. Results suggest that evaporative water losses from heterogeneous and coupled system are larger compared with uncoupled or homogenized equivalent systems. PMID:19905447

Lehmann, Peter; Or, Dani



Assessment of the Multi-Fluid Evaporator Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hamilton Sundstrand has developed a scalable evaporative heat rejection system called the Multi-Fluid Evaporator (MFE). It was designed to support the Orion Crew Module and to support future Constellation missions. The MFE would be used as a heat sink from Earth sea level conditions to the vacuum of space. The current shuttle configuration utilizes an ammonia boiler and water based flash evaporator system to achieve cooling at all altitudes. This system combines both functions into a single compact package with improved freeze-up protection. The heat exchanger core is designed so that radial flow of the evaporant provides increasing surface area to keep the back pressure low. The multiple layer construction of the core allows for efficient scale up to the desired heat rejection rate. A full-scale system uses multiple core sections that, combined with a novel control scheme, manage the risk of freezing the heat exchanger cores. A single-core MFE engineering development unit (EDU) was built in 2006, followed by a full scale, four-core prototype in 2007. The EDU underwent extensive thermal testing while the prototype was being built. Lessons learned from the EDU were incorporated into the prototype and proven out in check-out testing. The EDU and prototype testing proved out the MFE's ability to passively control back-pressure, avoid unwanted icing, tolerate icing if it should occur, provide a three-to-one turn down ratio in heat load and scale up efficiently. Some issues with these first designs of the MFE have limited its ability to reject heat without liquid evaporant carry-over. However, they are due to the implementation of the design rather than the fundamentals of the technology. This paper discusses the background, development and present state of the Multi-Fluid Evaporator technology and concludes with efforts underway to advance the state-of-the-art.

Quinn, Gregory; O'Connor, Edward



Liquid Evaporation on Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Nanostructured Surfaces  

E-print Network

Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) images of water evaporation from superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic nanostructured surfaces are presented. The nanostructured surfaces consiste of an array of equidistant ...

Miljkovic, Nenad


Evaporation of ice in planetary atmospheres: Ice-covered rivers on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The evaporation rate of water ice on the surface of a planet with an atmosphere involves an equilibrium between solar heating and radiative and evaporative cooling of the ice layer. The thickness of the ice is governed principally by the solar flux which penetrates the ice layer and then is conducted back to the surface. Evaporation from the surface is governed by wind and free convection. In the absence of wind, eddy diffusion is caused by the lower density of water vapor in comparison to the density of the Martian atmosphere. For mean martian insolations, the evaporation rate above the ice is approximately 10 to the minus 8th power gm/sq cm/s. Evaporation rates are calculated for a wide range of frictional velocities, atmospheric pressures, and insolations and it seems clear that at least some subset of observed Martian channels may have formed as ice-chocked rivers. Typical equilibrium thicknesses of such ice covers are approximately 10m to 30 m; typical surface temperatures are 210 to 235 K.

Wallace, D.; Sagan, C.



The Effect Of Organic Surfactants On The Properties Of Common Hygroscopic Particles: Effective Densities, Reactivity And Water Evaporation Of Surfactant Coated Particles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Measurements of atmospheric aerosol compositions routinely show that organic compounds account for a very large fraction of the particle mass. The organic compounds that make up this aerosol mass represent a wide range of molecules with a variety of properties. Many of the particles are composed of hygroscopic salts like sulfates, nitrates and sea-salt internally mixed with organics. While the properties of the hygroscopic salts are known, the effect of the organic compounds on the microphysical and chemical properties which include CCN activity is not clear. .One particularly interesting class of internally mixed particles is composed of aqueous salts solutions that are coated with organic surfactants which are molecules with long aliphatic chain and a water soluble end. Because these molecules tend to coat the particles' surfaces, a monolayer might be sufficient to drastically alter their hygroscopic properties, their CCN activity, and reactivity. The aliphatic chains, being exposed to the oxidizing atmosphere are expected to be transformed through heterogeneous chemistry, yielding complex products with mixed properties. We will report the results from a series of observations on ammonium sulfate, sodium chloride and sea salt particles coated with three types of surfactant molecules: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium oleate and laurtrimonium chloride. We have been able to measure the effective densities of internally mixed particles with a range of surfactant concentration that start below a monolayer and extend all the way to particles composed of pure surfactant. For many of the measurements the data reveal a rather complex picture that cannot be simply interpreted in terms of the known pure-compound densities. For unsaturated hydrocarbons we observed and quantified the effect of oxidation by ozone on particle size, effective density and individual particle mass spectral signatures. One of the more important properties of these surfactants is that they can form a water impregnable layer that can change the dynamics of water evaporation from the hygroscopic particle core. To test this aspect we have used a tandem of mobility analyzers together with the measurements of vacuum aerodynamic diameters and mass spectral signatures. The combined measurements reveal that the hygroscopic properties of common salts can be significantly altered by the surfactants coatings when their concentrations exceed those required to form a monolayer.

Cuadrarodriguez, L.; Zelenyuk, A.; Imre, D.; Ellison, B.



An experimental study of the evaporation characteristics of emulsified liquid droplets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation, into the effect of water in diesel and kerosene emulsions, on the evaporation time of a single droplet, on hot surfaces (stainless-steel and aluminum). Experiments are performed at atmospheric pressure, and initial water volume concentrations of 10, 20, 30, and 40%. The wall temperatures ranging from 100-460 °C, to cover the entire spectrum of heat transfer characteristics from evaporation to film boiling. Results show that, qualitatively, the shapes of emulsion evaporation curves are very similar to that of pure liquids. Quantitavely, there are significant differences. The total evaporation time, for the emulsion droplets is lower than that for diesel and kerosene fuels, and decreased as water initial concentration increases, up to surface temperatures less than the critical temperature. The value of the critical surface temperature (maximum heat transfer rate), decreases as initial concentration of water increases. In the film-boiling region, the evaporation time for the emulsion droplets is higher than for diesel and kerosene droplets, at identical conditions.

Abu-Zaid, M.


Free energy perturbation study of water dimer dissociation kinetics  

Microsoft Academic Search

An efficient approach is described for using accurate ab initio calculations to determine the rates of elementary condensation and evaporation processes that lead to nucleation of aqueous aerosols. The feasibility of the method is demonstrated in an application to evaporation rates of water dimer at 230 K. The method, known as ABC-FEP (ab initio\\/classical free energy perturbation), begins with a

Yi Ming; Geeling Lai; Chinghang Tong; Robert H. Wood; Douglas J. Doren



Pan Evaporation, Relative Humidity and Daily Minimum/Maximum Temperatures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity will show students how to determine rate of evaporation and the atmospheric factors that can affect this rate. Laboratory equipment needed for this investigation includes: a digital balance or triple beam balance, metric ruler in millimeter graduations, level, 2 metal pans, barograph (or barometer), hydrograph (or hygrometer), thermograph (or thermometer), anemometer, rain gauges and quart jar. Teacher background information, assessment suggestions, and a scoring rubric are included. This is Activity 1, in the learning module, Water: Here, There and Everywhere, part of the lesson series, The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.