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Hygroscopicity as a factor in the thermal conductivity of loose-fill insulators ... by Horace Ewing Ruff

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Published in [Ames, Ia .
Written in English


  • Insulation (Heat),
  • Thermal conductivity.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesLoose-fill insulators, Thermal conductivity of.
Statementby Horace Ewing Ruff, jr.
LC ClassificationsTH1715 .R8 1938
The Physical Object
Paginationcover-title, p. 475-484.
Number of Pages484
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6390953M
LC Control Number39021819

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