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The aim of this work is the development of a procedure for optimal control of electrostatic separation processes for the recycling industry using a genetic algorithm. The target is to maximize the conductor product, with the control variables being the high voltage that supplies the electrode system of the roll-type corona-electrostatic separator and the(More)
Plate-type electrostatic separators are commonly employed for the selective sorting of conductive and non-conductive granular materials. Unfortunately, the purity of the conductive products is often compromised by the fact that the trajectories of the non-conductive granules cannot be controlled. The aim of the present work is to validate a relative simple(More)
Plate-type electrostatic separators are commonly employed for the selective sorting of conductive and nonconductive granular materials. Unfortunately, the purity of the conductive products is often compromised by the fact that the trajectories of the nonconductive granules cannot be controlled. The aim of the present work is to validate a relative simple(More)
The aim of this paper is the development of a procedure for the optimization of electrostatic separation processes using artificial neural networks (ANNs) in association with genetic algorithms. The objective was to maximize the insulation product, the control variables being the high voltage that supplies the electrode system and the rotation speed of the(More)
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