Yahyaei, Mohsen, Hilden, Marko, Shi, Fengnian, Liu, Lian X., Ballantyne, Grant and Palaniandy, Sam (2016). Comminution. In Henk G. Merkus and Babriel M.H. Meesters (Ed.), Production, Handling and Characterization of Particulate Materials (pp. 157-199) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20949-4

Author Yahyaei, Mohsen
Hilden, Marko
Shi, Fengnian
Liu, Lian X.
Ballantyne, Grant
Palaniandy, Sam
Title of chapter Comminution
Title of book Production, Handling and Characterization of Particulate Materials
Place of Publication Switzerland
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20949-4
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2016
Series Particle Technology Series
ISBN 9783319209487
ISSN 1567-827X
Editor Henk G. Merkus
Babriel M.H. Meesters
Volume number 25
Chapter number 6
Start page 157
End page 199
Total pages 43
Total chapters 15
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Size reduction is an integral part of mineral processing which has the largest contribution to the energy consumption of mineral processing plants. This chapter provides an overview of size reduction theories and describes different mechanisms of breakage which are relevant in the mineral processing context, along with ore characterisation tests which measure the response of ore to different mechanisms of breakage. The most common comminution machines found in mineral processing are briefly described with explanations of how such equipment are typically laid out in comminution circuits. Concepts of novel approaches to designing flexible circuits are presented followed by process operation control strategies. Fine grinding, becoming an integral part of many mineral processing circuits, is also covered in this chapter along with appropriate placements for applications of fine grinding machines and important operating parameters. This chapter covers aspects of comminution which are relevant to mineral processing only and does not extends to other areas such as food, chemical, pharmaceutical, etc.
Keyword Comminution
Particulate material
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 01 Feb 2016, 20:10:09 EST by Mohsen Yahyaei on behalf of Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre