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System for the dielectrophoretic separation of particulate and granular materials.

Authors
Jordan-CE; Weaver-CP
Source
U.S. Pat. 4,164,460, 1979 Aug; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
10012047
Abstract
A system for the continuous dielectrophoretic separation of mixtures of particulate and granular materials by passing the materials through a divergent electric field created in a fluid dielectric medium by applying a voltage to an electrode configuration including a rotatable cylindrical-shaped electrode having a non-uniform conductor surface and a stationary perforate electrode spaced therefrom to define a contact zone. The particles having dielectric constants lower than that of the fluid medium are collected through the perforate electrode while those particles having dielectric constants higher than that of the fluid medium are attached to and separated by the rotatable electrode.
Publication Date
19790814
Document Type
PA; Patent
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
PAT 4,164,460
NIOSH Division
TURC
Source Name
U.S. Patent 4,164,460
State
AL
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