electrostatic precipitator


a device for removing small particles, as of smoke, dust, or oil, from a gas, as air, by passing the gas first through an electrically charged screen that gives a charge to the particles, then between two charged plates where the particles are attracted to one surface.

Nearby words

  1. electrostatic force,
  2. electrostatic generator,
  3. electrostatic induction,
  4. electrostatic lens,
  5. electrostatic precipitation,
  6. electrostatic printing,
  7. electrostatic unit,
  8. electrostatics,
  9. electrostriction,
  10. electrosurgery

Related formselectrostatic precipitation, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for electrostatic precipitation

electrostatic precipitation


chem the removal of suspended solid particles from a gas by giving them an electric charge and attracting them to charged plates
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