Analogy Between Atomization and Vaporization Based on the Conservation of Energy 940190
An analogy is presented which describes the similarity between atomization and vaporization based on the conservation of energy. Many of the classic principles of ideal vaporization are shown to apply equally well to ideal atomization. The analogy provides a basis to evaluate atomization processes, systems involving atomization, and efficiencies of atomization devices. An example presents the calculation of various atomization parameters, including atomization efficiency.