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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precipitator, electrostatic precipitator, Cottrell precipitatornoun

    removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation


  1. precipitatornoun

    A person who, or device that, carries out precipitation.

  2. precipitatornoun

    An apparatus which removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation.

  3. Etymology: praecipitator an overthrower.


  1. precipitator

    An electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is a filterless device that removes fine particles, such as dust and smoke, from a flowing gas using the force of an induced electrostatic charge minimally impeding the flow of gases through the unit.In contrast to wet scrubbers, which apply energy directly to the flowing fluid medium, an ESP applies energy only to the particulate matter being collected and therefore is very efficient in its consumption of energy (in the form of electricity).


  1. precipitator

    A precipitator is a device or equipment used to capture and remove particulate matter from exhaust or gas streams in industries and power plants to prevent air pollution. This is typically achieved through the use of electrostatic charge, causing particles to be attracted and stick to the sides of the equipment, allowing cleaner air to pass through. The collected particulate matter is then removed and disposed of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precipitatornoun

    one who precipitates, or urges on with vehemence or rashness

  2. Etymology: [L. praecipitator an overthrower.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipitator in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipitator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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