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Document ID (ISN)59495
CIS number 93-200
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3886 - Journal of Electrostatics
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith P.A., East G.C., Brown R.C., Wake D.
Title Generation of triboelectric charge in textile fibre mixture and their use as air filters
Bibliographic information 1988, Vol.21, p.81-98. 21 ref.
Abstract A study was made of the sign, magnitude and lifetime of the electric charge developed by the triboelectric exchange between textile fibres of different chemical type. The development of the charge is shown to take place to such an extent as to be useful in the production of efficient air filters. Such filters are stable if one of the components of the mixture is of a highly insulating type. Material made in this way is shown to have a high filtration efficiency and is capable of satisfying existing standards with ease.
Descriptors (primary) dust control; static electricity; materials testing; filter materials; electrostatic precipitators; bound charge
Descriptors (secondary) filtration efficiency; textiles
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity