Vacuum Cleaner

Use of Electrostatics

What is static Electricity

Static electricity, also know as electrostatics, is made when any object gains and/or looses electrons, and becomes either negatively or positively charged. The charges made is "Electrostatics".

How Vacuums use Electrostatics

Vacuums are a very simple mechanism, if you think about them in general. When you 'break' it down into different parts, you notice how advanced a house hold item that is used on a weekly basis really is.

A vacuum cleaner uses static electricity to get rid of all of the dust particles in your house, business office etc. It simply “alters the charges in the dust particles” making them stick to a filter that has an opposite charge (Theory: opposites attract) There is an electric current in the vacuum cleaner that operates the mechanism. This part of the vacuum is the motor. The motor is attached to a fan type machine, which then (when turned on) pushes air towards the exhaust pipe. When this happens, the dust and dirt particles are starting to become filtered.

It then creates a suction, and sucks/attracts the dust particles to the filtration system to filter out the dirt and dust particles.