ENHANCING EVAPORATION

Kern E. Kenyon

4632 North Lane, Del Mar, USA
Email: kernken@aol.com

ABSTRACT
A thought experiment is proposed in which an enhancement of evaporation occurs due to surface tension. Very many thin, solid and parallel plates are inserted vertically and held fixed in an air/water interface where both fluids are motionless. Gap distances between plates are constant and small causing a two-dimensional meniscus to form between every pair. Therefore, the surface area and evaporation rate can both exceed those existing before the plates were introduced. Potentially the method could lead to a different way to produce desalinization.

Key words: Evaporation, surface tension

Cite this article:
Kenyon, K.E. (2019). Enhancing Evaporation. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(6), 9-10.