The ambient air temperature within a work area, and the temperature of wet materials themselves, also impacts the rate of evaporation significantly. Water in its vapor phase (gas) has much higher energy than water in its liquid phase. Therefore, significant energy is required for rapid evaporation. To acquire this energy, liquid water absorbs heat from surrounding materials and air when it evaporates. Cooler environments and materials tend to produce slower evaporation, even when high airflow and low specific and relative humidity levels are present.
Increasing the temperature also accelerates evaporation by reducing relative humidity. Each approximately 18°F (approximately 8°C) increase in temperature results in about a 50% reduction in RH, although it does not directly affect specific humidity or vapor pressure.
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