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, A:

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, A:

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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