Fighting Harbor Fog With “Electric Mist” (Jan, 1933)
Fighting Harbor Fog With “Electric Mist”
A NEW way to get rid of fog has been recently proposed. Experts long have believed that the chief cause of fog is electrification of the tiny, individual water droplets, so that these repel each other and will not combine to form ordinary raindrops. By electric tests, a German professor has confirmed the fact that fog always is electrified and can be dispersed if electrification is removed or neutralized.
His process for doing this is to test the fog to see if it is electrified positively or negatively, and then to blow into it from nozzles streams of artificial fog the water particles of which have been electrified artificially with the opposite polarity. Artificial fog containing positive electricity for example, combines with a natural one that is negatively electrified, so that water particles of both fogs cluster and fall as rain.