electrostatic precipitator


Definition of electrostatic precipitator

: an electrostatic device in chimney flues that removes particles from escaping gases

Examples of electrostatic precipitator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Particulate pollution, also linked to health problems, is reduced at Navajo by electrostatic precipitators. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of electrostatic precipitator

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrostatic precipitator was in 1949

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“Electrostatic precipitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrostatic%20precipitator. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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