Retardation of Evaporation by Monolayers

Retardation of Evaporation by Monolayers

Transport Processes

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editor: Victor K. La Mer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272962

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Retardation of Evaporation by Monolayers: Transport Processes covers the papers presented at the Symposium on The Retardation of Evaporation by Monolayers, held under the sponsorship of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in September 1960. The book focuses on the processes, reactions, methodologies, and technologies involved in the retardation of evaporation by monolayers. The selection first offers information on the evaporation resistances of monolayers of long-chain acids and alcohols and their mixtures and laboratory investigation and evaluation of monolayers for retarding the evaporation of water. The book then examines the effect of monomolecular films on the surface temperature of water; influence of surface-active compounds upon the diffusion of gases across air-water interface; and energy barrier for monolayer penetration. Discussions focus on the effects of hydrogen substitution on evaporation, effects of a monomolecular film of a saturated fatty acid or alcohol, effects of a polar group on evaporation, and determination of surface temperature. The text takes a look at the permeability of monolayers to several gases; effects of bacterial decomposition of hexadecanol and octadecanol in monolayer films on the suppression of evaporation loss of water; and aspects of evaporation. The selection is highly recommended for researchers interested in the transport processes involved in the retardation of evaporation by monolayers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Address for the Symposium on Retardation of Evaporation by Monolayers—New York City, September 15, 1960

    The Evaporation Resistances of Monolayers of Long-Chain Acids and Alcohols and Their Mixtures

    The Laboratory Investigation and Evaluation of Monolayers for Retarding the Evaporation of Water

    The Effect of Monomolecular Films on the Surface Temperature of Water

    The Energy Barrier for Monolayer Penetration

    The Influence of Surface-Active Compounds upon the Diffusion of Gases Across the Air-Water Interface

    The Permeability of Monolayers to Several Gases

    The Influence of Amphoteric Surface Active Agents on the Diffusion and Carrier Transport of Salts and Ions Through Liquid Non-Aqueous Membranes

    Effect of Bacterial Decomposition of Hexadecanol and Octadecanol in Monolayer Films on the Suppression of Evaporation Loss of Water

    Aspects of Evaporation Control

    Evaporation Control: A Method of Treating Large Water Storages

    Some Physical Properties of Monolayers and Their Relation to Evaporation Retardation

    Laboratory and Field Reservoir Evaporation Reduction Investigations Being Performed by the Bureau of Reclamation

    Reducing Water Vapor Transport with Monolayers

    An Engineering Approach to Reservoir Evaporation Control

    Some Problems of Maintaining a Monomolecular Film on Reservoirs Affected by Winds

    Structural Geometry in the Selection of Retardants and Dispersants for Use in Water Evaporation Suppression

    X-ray Diffraction Studies of Mixtures of n-Hexadecanol and n-Octadecanol

    The Spreading Behavior and Crystalline Phases of Fatty Alcohols

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272962

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Victor K. La Mer

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