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electrostatic precipitation


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A method of removing solid and liquid particles from suspension in a gas. The gas is exposed to an electric field so that the particles are attracted to and deposited on a suitably placed electrode. Electrostatic precipitation is widely used to remove dust and other pollutants from waste gases and from air. See also Cottrell precipitator.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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