Applying an electrostatic charge to a conductor

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I want to apply a net electrostatic charge with controlled constant voltage (polarity switchable as well) to a conductor. The conductor will continually be charged by friction, so I want to have a circuit apparatus operating on it to continually re-supply or drain charge as needed. Does such a solution exist?

I cannot imagine a situation in which a current flows through the conductor while simultaneously maintaining a net charge; therefore, the conductor must be allowed to float. Connecting to a capacitor doesn't seem to help either, as the charge cannot be 'trapped' on the conductor in a continuous manner.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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