Effect of grinding media shapes on breakage parameters

Ipek H.

PARTICLE & PARTICLE SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZATION, vol.24, no.3, pp.229-235, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In the present study, the effect of grinding media shape on breakage parameters was investigated. Balls and cylpebs were used as the grinding media. It was observed that the grinding of quartz obeyed first-order breakage kinetics in the case of balls and cylpebs. Higher breakage rates were noted with cylpebs than with balls. Furthermore, it was found that the primary breakage distribution function is dependent on the feed size (i.e., non-normalizable), but independent of the grinding media shape. The effect of grinding time on the product size distribution has also been investigated. Following four and ten minute grindings, cylpebs produced a relatively finer product compared to balls.