Engineering Question #1669

kirst, a 14 year old female from the Internet asks on November 2, 2003,

What everyday appliance uses electrostatics?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on November 2, 2003

There are electrostatic air filters, that grab bits of dust from the air. Photocopiers use electrostatics to hold the ink on a cylinder as it prints. There are many more including room air ionizers.

Alice Davis answered on November 22, 2004

There are many other items that involve electrostatics such as spray paint and laser printers. Electrostatics is an extremely interesting subject based around the laws of electromagnetism. For a terribly interesting experiment involving electrostatics I recommend you find yourself a Van de Graff generator.

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