Modeling of electrostatic bell sprayers

  • Avner Friedman
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 67)


Electrostatic painting systems are commonly used in the automotive industry. They achieve significant saving in paint material (50–85% transfer efficiency). The electrostatic attraction of the coated material is greater on the outer edges, thus causing a heavier buildup on the rim than in the center. This excess buildup can however be controlled by appropriate application methods. For general overview of electrostatic spray painting see [1][2].


Paint Particle Ford Motor Company Control Ring Corona Charge Electrostatic Spray 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avner Friedman
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  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and its ApplicationsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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