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Main Title Experimental Investigations of Fine Particle Charging by Unipolar Ions: A Review.
Author Smith, W. B. ; Felix, L. G. ; Hussey, D. H. ; Pontius, D. H. ; Sparks, L. E. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-68-02-1490; EPA-600/J-78-196;
Stock Number PB83-151753
Additional Subjects Fines ; Air pollution ; Charging ; Particles ; Polarity ; Ions ; Dielectric properties ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-151753 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 26p
The paper gives results of a study relating experimental data to many theories that have been offered in attempts to describe accurately the rate of charge accumulation of fine particles in a unipolar field. The data are reviewed and compiled, and additional particle charging experiments done to extend the quantity of data. Before this study, most experimental data available for comparison with particle charging theories was contained in a 1957 paper by G. Hewitt. A limited amount of data is also given which shows the important effects on the charging rate of variations in the particle dielectric constant and the polarity of the corona ion source.