Variables affecting the fine grinding of minerals using stirred mills

Jankovic, A. (2003) Variables affecting the fine grinding of minerals using stirred mills. Minerals Engineering, 16 4: 337-345. doi:10.1016/S0892-6875(03)00007-4

Author Jankovic, A.
Title Variables affecting the fine grinding of minerals using stirred mills
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
Publication date 2003-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0892-6875(03)00007-4
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 337
End page 345
Total pages 9
Editor B. A. Wills
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject C1
290702 Mineral Processing
640399 Other
Abstract Base metal resources are becoming more fine-grained and refractory and minerals separation processes require these ores to be milled to increasingly finer sizes. To cope with very fine grinding to below a P-80 of approximately 15 mum stirred milling technology has been adopted from other industries Neither this technology, nor the basic concepts of fine grinding, are well understood by the minerals processing industry. Laboratory studies were therefore carried out in order to investigate fine milling using different types of stirred mills. The variables analysed were stirrer speed, grinding media type and size, slurry solids content as well as the feed and product size. The results of the testwork have shown that all of these variables affect the grinding efficiency. The ratio of media size to material size was found to be of particular significance. The results were also analysed using the stress intensity approach and the optimum stress intensity ranges for the most efficient grinding were determined. Application of the results for process optimisation in the industrial size units is also discussed in this paper. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Engineering, Chemical
Mining & Mineral Processing
Fine Particles Processing
Process Optimisation
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre Publications
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