Separating recyclable materials with electrostatic separators

New recycling challenges require innovative solutions

Are you unable to separate some material mixtures? Do conventional technologies only lead to insufficient separation of recyclables? Do you suspect hidden fine non-ferrous or even precious metals in your residual materials?

Use the electrostatic separation technology and get the last out of your waste, as many satisfied customers have already done.

Electrostatic separates "difficult" material mixtures

With electrostatic separators, it is often possible to separate product mixtures where conventional processes only result in poor separation. Electrostatic separators produce high-quality, clean fractions from a wide variety of material mixtures, recyclables or waste in a dry and efficient manner.

Especially in the recycling of mixed waste, there are still many material mixtures that cannot be further separated using conventional separation processes.

Especially when material composites (such as cables or printed circuit boards) have to be dissolved, fine dusts rich in non-ferrous metals (copper, aluminum, precious metals, etc.) are always produced in addition to easily separable coarse fractions. These metal-containing fractions are difficult to separate using conventional methods.

Separation also becomes difficult with mixed materials where the differences in physical parameters are too small or non-existent, such as in the separation of PET/PVC or ABS/PS.

In such cases, the use of electrostatic separators is an option, with which you can separate these since non-separable material mixtures into pure fractions.  

Electrostatic separation

Electrostatic effects are successfully used for the separation of valuable materials from waste. Electrostatic effects can be used to separate even the finest conductive materials (e.g. non-ferrous metals) from non-conductive materials (e.g. plastics). By means of electrostatic charging, however, it is also possible to selectively charge plastics positively or negatively and then separate the charged plastic mixtures back into single-variety fractions using high-voltage electrodes.

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