SPRAY DEPOSIT SAMPLING TECHNIQUE TO EVALUATE ELECTROSTATIC AERIAL SPRAY-CHARGING

The electrostatic charging of agricultural chemical sprays applied by aircraft offers theoretical advantages that are urgently needed by the aerial application industry. Research on equipment and methodology for aerial electrostatic spray-charging has resulted in a need for ground-based assessment equipment for evaluation of the electrostatic charging of aerial sprays. The paper reports on an electronic, buffer amplifier circuit that was designed, developed and field tested to evaluate electrostatic charging of aerial sprays. The circuit was designed to detect the passage of an electrostatically-charged aircraft; the falling of charged-particle, spray-cloud plumes; and the spray charge deposited upon a sphere.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ASAE Annual Meeting, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 26-29 June 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers

    2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
    St Joseph, MI  USA  49085
  • Authors:
    • Carlton, J B
    • Bouse, L F
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM