I have a container that is not hermetically sealed. It is filled with a certain gas/vapor: gaseous water (steam). I want to pump the gas/vapor outside, to the atmosphere. I have 2 questions:
1- What is the name for the device I need? Pump terminology seems extremely vague and confusing.
- It is a pump, but it's for gases, not necessarily for liquids.
- It is not necessarily a compressor, since the pumped gas is evacuated to the atmosphere, not compressed into a cylinder.
- It is not necessarily a vacuum pump, since the container is not sealed, as the gas is evacuated it will be replaced by fresh air, never reaching a significant vacuum.
- It must of course not be manual (not a bicycle pump!)
2- In any case, can someone recommend me a device for this?
For example, perhaps a regular water pump could work even if I'm trying to pump a gas, or perhaps a vacuum pump could work even if I'm not trying to reach a vacuum.