# How is static electricity used in air freshener?

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Dust removal, via air purifiers, use static electricity to alter the charges in the dust particles so that they stick to a plate or filter of the purifier that has an opposite charge as that of the dust (opposite charges attract each other).

## How do we use static electricity?

Static electricity has several uses, also called applications, in the real world. One main use is in printers and photocopiers where static electric charges attract the ink, or toner, to the paper. Other uses include paint sprayers, air filters, and dust removal. Static electricity can also cause damage.

## How can static electricity reduce air pollution?

Factories use static electricity to reduce pollution coming from their smoke stacks. They give the smoke an electric charge. When it passes by electrodes of the opposite charge, most of the smoke particles cling to the electrodes. This keeps the pollution from going out into the atmosphere.

## What are the benefits of static electricity?

• Smoke particles pick up a negative charge.
• Smoke particles are attracted to the collecting plates.
• Collecting plates are knocked to remove the smoke particles.

## What makes static electricity attract?

This tendency is why we have static electricity. When two objects – such as your hair and the balloon – rub together, one loses some of its electrons to the other. This makes one object positively charged and the other object negatively charged. The opposites then are attracted to each other.

## What are 3 examples of static?

Have you ever rubbed a balloon on your head and made your hair stand up? Have you ever walked across the carpet in your socks and received a shock from a doorknob? These are examples of static electricity.

## What are the 3 laws of static electricity?

Based on the same types of experiments like the one you performed, scientists were able to establish three laws of electrical charges: Opposite charges attract each other. Like charges repel each other. Charged objects attract neutral objects.

## What are some examples of static charge?

The rubbing of certain materials against one another can transfer negative charges, or electrons. For example, if you rub your shoe on the carpet, your body collects extra electrons. The electrons cling to your body until they can be released. As you reach and touch your furry friend, you get a shock.

## Can static electricity kill you?

The good news is that static electricity can’t seriously harm you. Your body is composed largely of water and water is an inefficient conductor of electricity, especially in amounts this small. Not that electricity can’t hurt or kill you.

## What is the major difference between static electricity and current electricity?

The major difference between static electricity and current electricity is that in static electricity the charges are at rest and get accumulated on the surface of the inductor. The current electricity is caused due to the movement of the electrons inside the conductor.

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## What is a disadvantage of static electricity?

Static electricity can build up in clouds. … It is dangerous when you touch something with a large electric charge on it. The charge will flow through your body causing an electric shock. This could cause burns or even stop your heart.