Evaporating surface

(Steam Boilers) that part of the heating surface with which water is in contact.

See also: Evaporate

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By increasing the flow rate of air over an evaporating surface, the rate of evaporation can be increased with a corresponding increase in cooling.
Faster mixing is also achieved by evaporating surface moisture, which can act as a barrier to wetout of the filler by the polymer.
The team calculates the water reserves must have large evaporating surfaces, or they would freeze easily and stop the plumes.