evaporative cooling(redirected from Cooling by Evaporation)
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evaporative cooling[i′vap·ə‚rād·iv ′kül·iŋ]
Lowering the temperature of a large mass of liquid by utilizing the latent heat of vaporization of a portion of the liquid.
Cooling air by evaporating water into it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Cooling accomplished by evaporating water (usually as a fine spray) in air; as a result, the dry-bulb temperature decreases and the humidity increases; this principle is used in cooling towers and in the cooling of buildings in hot, arid climates.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.