|MadSci Network: Physics|
I know the principle behind negative ion generators, and that they are supposed to produce ozone and bond with airborne contaminants in order to help them fall to the ground, thus cleaning the air. My question is, is smoke naturally charged one way or the other? Could you help things along and use charge repulsion by connecting yourself to a negative electron source also so that you would also "repel" the smoke particles so that they wouldn't land on you before settling somewhere else? I was thinking you could sit next to a smoker for hours and possibly not come away smelling like an ashtray. Thanks!
Re: using airborne ions to repulse floating contaminants?
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