Electrostatic Separation and Recovery of Mixed Plastics

  title={Electrostatic Separation and Recovery of Mixed Plastics},
  author={Laurence E. Allen and Michael B. Biddle and Michael M. Fisher},
A triboelectric separator manufactured by PlasSep, Ltd., Canada was evaluated at MBA Polymers, Inc. as part of a project sponsored by the American Plastics Council (APC) to explore the potential of triboelectric methods for separating commingled plastics from end-oflife durables. The separator works on a very simple principle: that dissimilar materials will transfer electrical charge to one another when rubbed together, the resulting surface charge differences can then be used to separate these… CONTINUE READING


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