The factors upon which the rate of flow of the pulp through a mill depends appear not to have received extensive investigation. In an article by Anselm translated by Pearson a method for the calculation of the time of passage of cement through a ball mill was given. The basis of the method is that the volume rate of throughput is
The phenomenon of “surging” in a mill is a subject upon which very little has been written; presumably because it is a condition which cannot be tolerated in mill operation and which must be eliminated by variation of some or many of the physical dimensions or characteristics of the mill or mill charge. The phenomenon known as “surging”
In the previous chapter the influence of the various physical quantities defining the mill and mill charge has been studied in connection with the performance of a mill as a device for the creation of new surface in the powder. For some purposes, however, it is also desirable that the product should have a preferred form of size distribution curve.
The dependence of the power demand of a mill on the nature of the pulp does not appear to have received a great deal of study, and, in general, observations on this matter take the form of general statements. For example, Taggart states that, other things being equal, wet milling
The choice between wet and dry milling is, in general, unimportant in small-scale milling but is a major technical problem when large-scale milling in the metallurgical industries is involved. On purely mechanical grounds it is difficult to see any great difference in fundamental principles between wet and dry milling, since dry milling may
In an air-swept mill, the body of which does not differ significantly in general design from a trunnion overflow mill, a powerful stream of air is passed through the mill and removes the finer particles produced by the grinding process. This stream of powder-laden air is then passed through the classifier and the “oversize” material, rejected
In all ore dressing and milling Operations, including flotation, cyanidation, gravity concentration, and amalgamation, the Working Principle is to crush and grind, often with rob mill & ball mills, the ore in order to liberate the minerals. In the chemical and process industries, grinding
A mill consists of a steel shell supported at each end by a hollow trunnion running in a bearing, lined with steel plates, and driven by belt and gears or by motor and gears. The mill is set at a slight slope and is fed with finely crushed ore and water through one trunnion. When ground fine enough by the load of balls, the pulp is discharged through