Chemistry Question & Answers
Dust particles in the air of large industrial cities are removed by
|A) Sedimentation||B) Electrophoresis|
|C) Tyndall effect||D) Brownian movement|
Dust particles such as coal dust(smoke) are fine particle of a solid (carbon in the case of smoke) dispersed in air. They are colloidal systems and the particles are charged either positive or negative. In an applied electrical field, they are attracted towards the opposite electrodes. Movement of the particles towards the electrodes is known as 'electrophoresis'. Hence electrophoresis is applied to remove smoke within the chimeny itself without allowing it to escape into the air and cause nuisance.
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