Static Electricity: Understanding, Controlling, Applying
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 4, 2017 - Science - 312 pages
Written by world-renowned experts on the topic with many years of research and consultancy experience, this invaluable book provides the practitioners' perspective, outlining the dangers and benefits of static electricity in industry.
The first chapter reviews the fundamentals of understanding fires and explosions in general and electricity-induced ignition in particular, while the following chapter is dedicated to the origins of static electricity in industrial settings, such as in flowing gases and the transport of disperse systems. The major part of the text deals with measuring static electricity, elimination of unwanted charges and hazard prevention under different conditions. It concludes with an overview of practical applications in chemical and mechanical engineering. Throughout the book, real-life case studies illustrate the fundamental aspects so as to further an understanding of how to control and apply static electricity and thus reduce material damages as well as increase occupational safety.
Plus additional movie sequences on the dedicated website showing static electricity in action.
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Principles of Static Electricity
Preventing Electrostatic Disturbances
1 Maximum Surface Charge Density σmax
M10 Voltage U
Time Constant τ of RC Circuit
Breakdown Voltage of a Discharge Gap Paschens Law
Surface Resistivity ρS Object or Material
Leakage Resistance RE Object or Material
Shunt of Single Resistors
Impedance of a Capacitance RC AC Resistance
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