Vibratory Separation of Conductor-Insulation Mixtures Using Induction Charging

Masato Saeki, Masanori Tukahara, Tetsuya Inoue, Hidehiko Maehata, Satoshi Takesono

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The experimental study of conductor-insulation separation has been performed by means of a vibro-electrostatic separator. The separator consists of a vibratory feeder equipped with two plate electrodes. The separation tests were performed on a sample containing 50% Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and 50% aluminum. The influence of electric field strength and amplitude of conveying surface on the separation efficiency was investigated. The purity of PVC was 99.18±0.05% at the recovery of 93.11±0.91%. The purity of aluminum was 99.72±0.07% at the recovery of 90.65±0.79%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2653-2658
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrostatic Separation
  • Frictional Vibration
  • Induction Charging
  • Materials Handling Equipment
  • Nonlinear Vibration
  • Plastic Waste
  • Recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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