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Originally posted by GriffinRD
There does not appear to be any good source of information on this.
Today, commercial steam generators produce steam by superheating the water over an electric coil, there is not distillation process, and I'm thinking that everything that was in the water, no becomes air borne.
So naturally, fluorine gas, or airborn fluoride particles cannot be good for one to breath?
Originally posted by spinkyboo
I don't know how accurate this is - but I was told by one of the fighters of Fluoride here in Southern Ca. - that distilled water is good because fluoride does not translate into steam. So I think this would mean that is loses its destructive state once in that form.
If the phase is steam, free Fl would be expected to be contained in that airborne steam. Furnaces use a water trap to condense furnace exhaust prior to releasing to atmosphere to prevent the free release of Fl. However, in the case of a stream room, the steam is not condensed before emission because it is the desired phase, so it would contain the volatized Fl ions. Probably the only things that would accumulate in the tank are salts, which would even then be spewed out once the tank reached the point of supersaturation.