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Clothes Drying (Evaporation) Equation

  1. Oct 25, 2016 #1
    I am trying to find the most efficient way to dry clothes indoors with different evaporation factors
    1. Heat/Temperature
    2. Airflow
    3. Humidity
    4. Light (Electromagnetic energy)

    But I am not sure what equation to use.
    (mass loss rate)/(unit area) = (vapor pressure - ambient partial pressure)*sqrt( (molecular weight)/(2*pi*R*T) by Irving Langmuir?
    Penman/Shuttleworth equation?
    Mass transfer coefficient?
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
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  3. Oct 25, 2016 #2
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