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- n. The conversion of a solid or liquid into a gas; vaporization; evaporation or sublimation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of volatilizing, or rendering volatile; the state of being volatilized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of volatilizing, etherealizing, or diffusing; the act or process of rendering volatile. Boyle. Also spelled volatilisation.
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One possible direct impact of climate change on cancer may be through increases in exposure to toxic chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer following heavy rainfall and by increased volatilization of chemicals under conditions of increased temperature.
“The limitations on organic detection in Mars-like soils by thermal volatilization–gas chromatography–MS and their implications for the Viking results.”
As climate warming causes melting, the ice releases contaminants, either by volatilization or by release of particulate - associated contaminants into surface water, where further transport or entry into the food chain occurs.
Because of the potential for vapor intrusion, the assessment of TCE in the groundwater must consider both potential volatilization and exposure through inhalation (either through volatilization from groundwater through soil, or from water used in the home for washing), and any oral exposures from drinking water or dermal exposures (from washing or other uses of water) (Figure 2).
Conversion of these oxides to nitrates, leaching of nitrates, and volatilization of ammonia from fertilized fields (only approximately half of the nutrient is actually assimilated by crops) and from animal wastes are the principal sources of nitrogen leakage into ecosystems.
If all treatment is completed, more than 20,000 tons of oil gas volatilization will be prevented.
Possible contributing factors include dilution from the batter, loss of metals to the frying oils or volatilization. (p. 132)
The volatilization (think evaporation for you non-science types, the rate at which something goes from liquid to gas) rates of most compounds (including odor causing ones in piss, notably ammonia and some volatile organic compounds) decrease as temperature decreases.
This first odour seems to be due to the volatilization of the spirit, which holds in solution an essential oil, more or less volatile, more or less powerful, and more or less characteristic of each kind of wine.
There is a similarity between this phenomenon and that of boiling; for boiling is due to the volatilization of fluid by heat and the expansion consequent on increase of bulk.