University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 17 - Temperature and Heat - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 573: Q17.10


It works by evaporative cooling. This system wouldn’t work well in a humid environment.

Work Step by Step

The water evaporates because it absorbs energy from its surroundings – i.e., from the air, and this cools the air. This system wouldn’t work well in a high-humidity climate because the air is already nearly saturated with water, and cannot accept much more water vapor.
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