A comparative study of comminution in rotary and vibratory ball mills

Ian Krycer*, John A. Hersey

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Abstract

A comparative study of the comminution in rotary and vibratory ball mills using sodium chloride is presented. The many advantages of vibratory over rotary ball milling are outlined and it is shown experimentally that the rate and extent of grinding is higher for the vibratory ball mill. It is further shown that fine particles re-aggregate in the rotary ball mill and ‘cake’ irreversibly. This phenomenon, exclusive to the rotary ball mill, is explained in terms of consolidation and high stress relaxation of the crystals occurring during prolonged grinding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalPowder Technology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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