Saturated salt solutions

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In a closed environment, saturated salt solutions can maintain an equilibrium with the moisture in the air. At low humidities, fully hydrated (liquid) salts can volatilize water. The solid salts can absorb moisture when the humidity is high.

Percent relative humidities produced at 20 C (Greenspan 1977):

Synonyms and Related Terms

salt solutions

Resources and Citations

  • L. Greenspan "Humidity Fixed Points of Binary Saturated Aqueous Solutions" J. Research of the NBS, Vol 81A, No. 1 1977.
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002