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  • Main Title Pasquill`s influence: on the evaporation from various liquids into the atmosphere


  • Author: Huang, C.H.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Pasquill`s development of an evaporation model as well as his experimental work on the subject are important in view of the recent emphasis on toxic chemical releases to the environment. Pasquill`s contributions to the field of atmospheric diffusion are enormous and well-known. The Pasquill stability classification enables us to apply the Gaussian diffusion model in our daily life. The Gaussian diffusion model has been widely and routinely applied in industry for the estimate of the air concentration ant to manage the radioactive and hazardous wastes in recent years. Equally important bus no less than his contribution to the Gaussian diffusion model is Pasquill`s influence on the subject of evaporation from various liquid surfaces into the atmosphere. An evaporation model taking into account the vertical variations of the mean wind speed and the eddy exchange was first introduced by Sutton. The Sutton model made it possible to estimate toxic chemical release from a smooth liquid surface to the environment. In the Sutton model, the process of vapor transfer is based on the momentum exchange involving a parameter of the air viscosity. Pasquill modified Sutton`s evaporation theory by introducing another new parameter, the molecular diffusivity. This replaced the viscosity in the Sutton model, an important missing parameter. The Sutton-Pasquill evaporation model has found wide applications in industry for half a century. Out of these two parameters, a non-dimensional parameter can be formed; it can be used to modify the Pasquill evaporation model. Experimental data in the laboratories and the fields indicate that the rate of evaporation from a liquid surface is dependent on a Schmidt number. Thus, in this study, we will consider the modification of the Sutton-Pasquill model and provide some theoretical justifications.
  • Physical Description: 5 p.


  • Keyword: Vapors
  • Keyword: Surfaces
  • Keyword: Evaporation
  • Keyword: Emission
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • Keyword: Viscosity
  • Keyword: Velocity
  • Keyword: Toxic Materials
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Gaseous Diffusion
  • Keyword: Theoretical Data
  • Keyword: Liquids
  • Keyword: Wind
  • Keyword: Surface Air


  • Conference: 9. joint American Meteorological Society/Air and Waste Management Association conference on applications of air pollution meteorology, Atlanta, GA (United States), 28 Jan - 2 Feb 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96009109
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--2892
  • Report No.: CONF-960127--9
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • DOI: 10.2172/245073
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 245073
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665839


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96009109