Chandrasekaran, T (1992) A new approach to the kinetics of size reduction in ball milling. In: Minerals Engineering, 5 (8). 931 -938.
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The rate of breakage of feed in ball milling is usually represented in the form of a first-order rate equation. The equation was developed by treating a simple batch test mill as a well mixed reactor. Several case of deviation from the rule have been reported in the literature. This is attributed to the fact that accumulated fines interfere with the feed material and breaking events are masked by these fines. In the present paper, a new rate equation is proposed which takes into account the retarding effect of fines during milling. For this purpose the analogy of diffusion of ions through permeable membranes is adopted, with suitable modifications. The validity of the model is cross checked with the data obtained in batch grinding of ?850/+600 ?m size quartz. The proposed equation enables calculation of the rate of breakage of the feed at any instant of time.
|Item Type:||Editorials/Short Communications|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.|
|Keywords:||Ball milling;kinetics;rate model;quartz.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||05 Apr 2011 04:53|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2011 04:53|
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