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The triboelectric Pen: An Electrostatic Method for the Identification of Plastics in Recycling

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The automotive industry faces worldwide pressure to help find environmentally friendly ways of disposing of vehicles...... Most modern cars contain between 21% and 23% of solid non-metallic materials.....plastics make up about half of this.......... In order to succesfully recycle plastics it is first necessary to identify them and sort them into streams based on polymer type...... In a project sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, Wolfson Electrostatics and the Prototype Design Group at The University of Southampton have developed the 'Triboelectric Pen'....

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Hearn, G. L., Mucci, P. E. R., Eyres, A. and Amner, J. (1996) The triboelectric Pen: An Electrostatic Method for the Identification of Plastics in Recycling At Proceedings of the 1996 Industry Applications Society 31st Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 1996. , pp. 1995-1998.

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Published date: October 1996
Additional Information: Organisation: IEEE Address: 445 Hoes Lane, P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the 1996 Industry Applications Society 31st Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 1996, 1996-10-01
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 254034
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/254034
ISBN: 0-7803-3544-9
PURE UUID: becc2c82-c877-4533-98c9-5b390a73ed7f

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:55

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Author: G. L. Hearn
Author: P. E. R. Mucci
Author: A. Eyres
Author: J. Amner

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