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A method for separating two species of particles present in raw feedstock includes electrically charging at least one of the species of particles being separated. Next is the subjecting of the particles to both centrifugal and electrostatic forces. This is done in a manner so as to provide an additive effect and thereby achieve enhanced separation of the two particle species. An apparatus for processing the raw feedstock in accordance with the method is also disclosed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Stencel, John M.; Schaefer, John L.; Ban, Heng; and Finseth, Dennis, "Method and Apparatus for Triboelectric-Centrifugal Separation" (1998). Center for Applied Energy Research Faculty Patents. Paper 29.