Useful Applications of Static Electricity?

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There is static electricity in lightening and when you rub a balloon on your hair but there are some useful applications of static electricity. One use is smokestacks, this helps with lowering air pollution. Another use is photocopiers, it is static electricity that makes the ink stay on the paper.
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1) Electrostatic precipitation uses static electricity and an electrical charge to filter air pollution by charging harmful particles so they are attracted to collection plates. 2
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Laser printers use static electricity as the main means of getting the ink from the cartridge onto paper. The revolving drum within the printer holds a positive electrical charge
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1. Blow up the balloon and tie it. Ad. 2. Rub the balloon quickly on your hair in a back and forth motion to generate static electricity. 3. Place the balloon on a wall. 4. If the
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Making lightweight things adhere to each other (like paper and glass). Maybe some kind of neat post-it notes made out of the right paper that don't need adhesive to stick to a glass
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