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How do electrostatic precipitators work using electrostatic technology?

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2007-07-31 18:35:39

With a high voltage applied to the discharge electrodes a

strong electrical field is created between the electrodes and the

flue gas is ionised, plus-ions migrate to the negative electrode

and minus-ions migrate to the ground electrode. On their way

through the particulate laden gas the ions collide with and attach

themselves to particles and drag them to the

electrodes.


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