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volatilization

[‚väl·əd·əl·ə′zā·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The conversion of a chemical substance from a liquid or solid state to a gaseous or vapor state by the application of heat, by reducing pressure, or by a combination of these processes. Also known as vaporization.
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Pesticides sprayed on southern soils volatilize, or evaporate, move northward and accumulate in cool places such as Lake Superior, where they pose a potential threat to a variety of wildlife species.
Coal, petroleum shale, waxes, and many other organic materials contain light-molecular-weight fractions which quickly volatilize and are dispersed when their matrix is pulverized at ambient temperatures.
Flame retardants that melt and volatilize within the welding temperature range, such as that incorporated in the 30% talc-filled PP grade, can result in increased void formation.
Mercury released from broken thermometers may enter the water supply through drains or volatilize into indoor air.
The higher the pH goes, the more the chlorine has a tendency to volatilize and leave the water.
The main method for determining LOI involves heating samples to temperatures at which organic materials decompose and certain inorganic components volatilize.
Higher pH manure such as lagoon effluent, poultry manures, and veal calf manures volatilize more rapidly than manures with a pH below 7.
It is unique among dinitroaniline products because it does not photodegrade or volatilize readily.
Even though it may not be visible, the mercury can slowly volatilize indoors and may lead to chronic mercury poisoning through inhalation exposure.
This heat serves to volatilize flavor, causing a significant loss of aroma.
Thin, runny buildup is often caused by low-MW fractions in the formulation, which volatilize at the die exit and condense on the die face.