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electrostatic separator
1. An apparatus in which a mixture of finely pulverized materials falls through a strong electric field between charged electrodes and is sorted out to fall into different receptacles.
2. A separator in which a finely pulverized mixture falls through a powerful electric field between two electrodes.

Materials with different specific inductive capacitances (capabilities of bodies, system, circuits, or devices for storing electric charges) are deflected by varying amounts and fall into different sorting chutes.

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