The process of removing an adsorbed or absorbed material from a substrate. Desorption is usually accomplished by increased heat, decreased pressure, or by introducing a secondary material that has a stronger affinity for the substrate. It is the reverse process of Adsorption and Absorption.
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Resources and Citations
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- AMOL reCollections Glossary - http://amol.org.au/recollections/7/c/htm