Although useful applications of static electric effects are numerous, in most peoples’ minds, static electric phenomena are harmful, and their effects should be avoided and abated. The most fundamental way of doing this would be to prevent charges from being separated, and in situations where friction between two solid materials is essential for the charging, a reduction of the degree of friction will of course reduce the charges separated. In the case of charging by flow of insulating liquids, a reduction of the flow rate will likewise reduce the charges separated. Also, because spraying of almost any kind of liquid often results in charge separation, free jets of liquids should be avoided whenever possible, for instance, by keeping the flow rate low when filling containers, until the tip of the filling tube is immersed in the liquid.
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