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.
- ASAE Annual Meeting, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 26-29 June 1977.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
St Joseph, MI USA 49085
- Carlton, J B
- Bouse, L F
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerial application; Agriculture; Aircraft; Applications; Chemicals; Design; Detection and identification; Detectors; Electronic equipment; Electrostatics; Insecticides; Ions; Sampling; Sprayers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Spraying
- Old TRIS Terms: Agricultural applications; Charged particles; Electrostatic charge
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00174334
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM