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The Precipitron

A Short History of Domestic-Electric Air Scrubbing

Precipitrons, or electrostatic precipitators, are a common, if hidden, air scrubbing appliance, nested within nearly 66% of today’s homes. This series looks back the technical, historical, and cultural contests linked to this oft invisible air-cleaning technology; an exploration of the socio-technical construction of atmosphere, enclosure, and air-quality regulation found in our everyday duct-work.

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Particulate & (Neo)Liberal Pollution Controls


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