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CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO COMPUTE THE DEW POINT? THANK YOU.



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John -

The computation of the dew point is most easily done with a sling hydrometer. It holds a wet and a dry bulb thermometer. Using the table that accompanies the instrument, you use the dry bulb temp and the difference between the two temps to look up the dew point. This instrument is available from many science supply houses.

Larry Krengel



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