Quantum Effects In Electrostatic Precipitation Of Aerosol And Dust Particles
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A. A. Berezin
Well established technology of pollution control by electrostatic precipitation is in essence based on concepts of "classical" physics. At the same time, recent advances in several directions of quantum physics, especially in understanding macroscopic quantum effects, quantum entanglement, quantum coherency and quantum information open additional potentially valuable avenues for possible pollution control applications and electrostatic precipitation in particular. This paper provides an overview of several promising research lines along these less explored routes. Keywords: electrostatic precipitation, dust particles, quantum effects, nonlocality, quantum entanglement, information theory, Shannon entropy, ergodicity. 1 Introduction The objective of air cleaning methods such as an electrostatic precipitation (ESP) is to control the dynamics of diluted distributed systems consisting of zillions of small particles suspended in air streams. Hence it is worth looking at these methods from the systemic point of view; the latter means that the emphasis is directed to the connectivity within the distributed system. The purpose of this article it to overview the connectivity issues in particulate systems (such as aerosols, soots, dusts, etc) with prime attention towards quantum effects. By the necessity such reviews are always somewhat selective and reflect the personal preferences and particular interests of their authors. Due to space limitations only the most concise description is given. Also, it should be noted that the fast (and still on-going) progress in Web search engines reduces a need for comprehensive bibliographies because most topics and
electrostatic precipitation, dust particles, quantum effects, nonlocality, quantum entanglement, information theory, Shannon entropy, ergodicity.