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Electrostatic Applications

The Tribopen.
The Tribopen.

Static electricity is usually regarded as a nuisance or hazard responsible for process problems, electric shocks and, most seriously, industrial fires and explosions. It may seem surprising therefore that a large proportion of work performed by Wolfson Electrostatics for industrial clients involves its uses and benefits. In these cases, electrostatic forces are carefully controlled and put to work at improving industrial processes. The results can be increased efficiency, smoother plant operation and a cleaner working environment.

Wolfson Electrostatics concentrates on providing industry with practical engineering solutions. Work ranges from short-term consultancy through feasibility studies to full research and development projects.

Projects undertaken by Wolfson Electrostatics will often result in the building of prototype or production systems utilising the excellent design and workshop facilities at the University of Southampton. Recent examples include an airless electrostatic atomisation system for applying resin to lithographic plates, a comprehensive range of novel technologies for identifying plastics for recycling and a revolutionary new system for electrostatic powder coating.

Corona discharges from an 'active' ioniser.
Corona discharges from an 'active' ioniser.

With excellent laboratory, office and conference facilities all situated on campus at the University of Southampton, Wolfson Electrostatics also maintains a close working relationship with the Biolectrostatics Research Centre in the Department of Electronics looking into diverse applications from the removal of airborne dusts and allergens to the use of electrostatic forces to enhance the performance of insecticide sprays.

Click on the headings on the right of this page to find details of the activities of Wolfson Electrostatics in these specific areas.

For further information on Electrostatics Applications contact Wolfson Electrostatics.

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