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 California California’s biggest environmental cleanup leaves lead contamination and frustration Feb. 10, 2023 Martinez Refining continues to operate using an electrostatic precipitator to filter out particulates from its emission stream. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 Particulate pollution, also linked to health problems, is reduced at Navajo by electrostatic precipitators. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, 26 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

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 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

electrostatic precipitator

: an electrostatic device in chimneys that removes particles from escaping gases
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