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OVERVIEW OF PLASTICS RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY Table 14.17 Representative Triboelectric Series for Plastics

PTFE, FEP, etc. (fluorinated polymers) Negatively charging

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC),

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Polypropylene (PP)

Polyethylene (PE)

Polystyrene (PS)

Acrylonitrile - butadiene- styrene (ABS) PA 66

Polycarbonate (PC) Polymethylmethracrylate (PMMA) Polyurethane (PUR)

Polyethylene oxide (PEO) Positively charging

Triboelectric Separator
Figure 14.21. Triboelectric separator built by Plas-Sep and used by APC and MBA polymers for R&D on mixed plastics. Photo courtesy of MBA Polymers, Inc.

Three companies that supply electrostatic separation equipment to the plastics recycling industry are listed here:

Plas-Sep Limited 293 Dawlish Ave Toronto, Ontario Canada

Tel: 416-481-6560 Fax: 416-481-1059

Outokumpu Technology, Inc. Carpco Division 1310-1 Tradeport Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32218 Tel: +1-904-353-3681 Fax: +1-904-353-3681 www.carpco.com

Hamos GmbH Im Thal 17 82377 Penzberg Germany

Tel: +49-8856-9261-11 Fax: +49-8856-9261-99 [email protected] www.hamos.com

Feed material

Feed material

.Rotating charging drum

Negative electrode (Up to - 68 kV)

Charged materials fall through 60 to 120 kV electrostatic field

.Rotating charging drum

Negative electrode (Up to - 68 kV)

Charged materials fall through 60 to 120 kV electrostatic field

Positive electrode (Up to+68 kV)

Positively Neutral Negatively charged charged

Positive electrode (Up to+68 kV)

Positively Neutral Negatively charged charged

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