A Kinetic Model for Size Reduction in a Pilot Scale Tower Mill: Model Verification

Leonard G. Austin, Claudio L. Schneider
2022 Minerals  
Mark Duffy produced a complete set of grinding data on a pilot-scale tower mill. Here these data are analyzed in terms of grinding kinetics. The results show that the data can be fitted with a simple first-order breakage model, which is not normally observed in any grinding system, including other types of grinding machines such as tumbling ball mills and rod mills. The model has only two parameters, making it possible to determine the parameters using simple search methods. The results show
more » ... t larger particles break faster than smaller particles, as is usually observed in all mills. Statistical analysis of the data showed that one of the parameters could be fixed for seven of the nine tests.
doi:10.3390/min12060679 fatcat:rgabell3ufctdng66zds3exdhu