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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 161-173

Feed Preparation Factors Affecting the Efficiency of Electrostatic Separation

University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

Received 14 May 1996; Accepted 8 July 1996

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper outlines various feed preparation variables which can affect the separation efficiency and operating parameters of an electrostatic separation. Factors considered include physical and chemical conditioning of feedstocks prior to separation. The effect of particle size and shape on separation is evaluated along with operating temperature and humidity.