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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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many have seen those various ionic breeze fans. A series of
metal plates. When an electric current is applied they create
a circuit and electro statically attract dirt.
I propose the same technology but used as a pre-filter-filter
for forced air furnaces. Now instead of having to buy
mesh filters the patented metarinka "ionic filter"
will capture dust before it hits your filter.
saves money and has a scientific sounding name. I predict it
will sell like hot cakes.
||Haven't I seen an 'as seen on TV' gizmo that's supposed to
ionize intake air in an engine to 'improve combustion' or
some bs like that? You could tap the automotive market
with this, too. I mean, yours would actually work, so, like,
||How would it save money, though? The hardware itself
would be pretty pricey, because it's not gonna be a one-
size-fits-all mass production item like the home air filters.
Then you have to plug it into the wall, so there's upkeep
||How many standard filter sizes are there? Maybe 10? So have 10 different filter plates that have a wire that connects to the control unit.
||Based on the amount of dust on a standard filter, if this is effective, you'll need to clean this filter occasionally. How often do you need to clean an ionic breeze?
||The nifty thing about the "ionic breeze" thingies is that they move (a small amount of) air without an ostensibly moving part.
||The bog standard thing is the electrostatic filtering for which phrase Google returned 6,000,000 hits.
||//How often do you need to clean an ionic breeze?//
Or a Doric or Corinthian?
||In the old house we had a filter which was a series
of plates you describe, attached to the furnace. I
suspect it did exactly what you describe. I would
rinse it off from time to time. If you put it back in
wet it produced entertaining hissing and popping.