Fluid-particle energy transfer in spiral jet milling

Selasi Dogbe, Mojtaba Ghadiri, Ali Hassanpour, Colin Hare, David Wilson, Richard Storey, Iain Crosley, F. Radjai, S. Nezamabadi, S. Luding, J.Y. Delenne
2017 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Spiral jet milling is a size reduction process driven by the fluid energy of high velocity gas jets. Inter-particle and particle-wall interactions are responsible for size reduction. The process is energy intensive, but inefficient. The underlying mechanisms for size reduction in the mill are also not very well understood. The optimum grinding conditions are still currently found by trial and error experimentation. In this work, the Discrete Element Method coupled with Computational Fluid
more » ... cs is used to investigate the effects of different parameters on the particle collisional behaviour in a spiral jet mill. These include the particle concentration in the grinding chamber, the particle size, and the fluid power input. We report on our work analysing the efficiency of energy transfer and how it can be improved by changing the milling conditions and particle properties.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714009040 fatcat:nwvfmp3mxzgz5irdqknubwsncm