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Uses and effects of static electricity

1. A charged mesh in a chimney acts as an electrostatic dust collector.
2. Paint sprays can be charged .
3. Plastic bags and covering film sticking together
4. Cars becoming charged.
5. Photocopiers work by a charged sheet attracting fine carbon powder to make the image
6. Polarity of water molecules - that is it has one positive end and one negative one.
7. Capacitors - tuners and storing charge
8. Danger of sparking when refueling oil tankers and refueling aircraft
9. Lightning .
10. Taking off a jumper over a nylon shirt

© Keith Gibbs 2009