Evaporation Enhancement by Protein Films

Science  19 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3564, pp. 312-314
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3564.312


Evaporation of water takes place more rapidly from buffered solutions of ovalbumin or hemoglobin than from solutions of certain surface-active agents or from buffer alone. The effect appears to be connected with adsorption of protein.