Chemical Vapor Deposition in the Corona Discharge of Electrostatic Air Cleaners

@inproceedings{Davidson1998ChemicalVD,
  title={Chemical Vapor Deposition in the Corona Discharge of Electrostatic Air Cleaners},
  author={Jane H. Davidson and Peter McKinney},
  year={1998}
}
ABSTRACT The purpose of this experimental study was to determine if corona-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of silicone found in personal care products can cause silicon-oxide to grow on the discharge wires of electrostatic air cleaners. To test the hypothesis, a wire-cylinder precipitator was operated with a positive corona discharge for 180 hours with an air/octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane mixture. The 30.5 cm-long precipitator has a 200 μm-diameter tungsten wire suspended in a 3.3 cm-diameter… CONTINUE READING