Development of Electrostatic Separator Equipped with Moving Belt Electrode

Masato Saeki, Tetsuya Inoue, Masanori Tsukahara, Hidehiko Maehata

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This paper presents the results of an experimental study of the performance of a novel electrostatic separator. The separator consists of a conductive belt conveyor equipped with a plate electrode. The separation tests were performed on a sample containing 50% Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and 50% aluminum. The influence of electric field strength and belt speed on the separation efficiency was investigated. Numerical experiments have shown the feasibility of obtaining extract contents of aluminum and PVC in excess of 99.99% and 99.46%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3358-3363
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynamics of Machinery
  • Electrostatic Separation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Induction Charging
  • Materials Handling Equipment
  • Plastic Waste
  • Recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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