„Evaporation / Condensation of Water. Unresolved Issues“

5510 Kazys Almenas

This study assesses empirical data and theoretical approaches relevant for condensation/evaporation processes at low vapor pressures. Classical theoretical and experimental studies based on kinetic theory are augmented by information from the fields of thermodynamics, physics, chemistry and potentially relevant computational approaches developed in neutron transport theory and molecular dynamics. In the course of the overview a number of conclusions are reached, inferred distributions of evaporating and condensing molecular spectra are proposed and recommendation regarding further development of analytical approaches are presented.