Grinding & Classification Circuits

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Recommended Comminution Book with focus on grinding (1 reply)

Maya Rothman
2 years ago
Maya Rothman 2 years ago

Can any one suggest me an updated book on comminution (specially grinding, tumbling mills), which discusses about control, simulation and optimization of crushing and grinding machines and circuits.

I own Communition practices and advances in Communition by S. K. Kawatra and 'Mineral Comminution Circuits: Their Operation and Optimisation" by JKMRC.

It has been out since 1998 but is still a thorough introductory to mid level treatment with easy to follow explanations and good examples. If you are going to be working with the JKSimmet comminution simulator it is indispensable.

What do you Recommend as a great library of grinding books?

Bob Mathias
2 years ago
Bob Mathias 2 years ago

A good textbook for mineral processing is the SME Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice and Control volume, which has good introductory sections on grinding. It is geared towards undergraduate students, but I still refer to it frequently.

SME link:

The JKMRC book is heavy on modeling and, in my opinion, is not a good text for people of introductory or intermediate knowledge. Kowatra's volume is better, and I would recommend it as a follow-on to the SME textbook.

King, R. P. Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2002.


I would also recommend the below:

Mular, A.L., Barratt, D.J., and Halbe, D.N., Eds., Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice, and Control (2 Volume Set), SME, 2002.

Wills, B.S., Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery, 7th Ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006.

Ashok Gupta, Denis Yan, Mineral Processign Design and Operation, Elsevier, 2007.

Spottiswood, D.J. and Kelly, E., Introduction to Mineral Processing, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Australian Mineral Foundatino), 1982.

SME Mining Engineering Handbook are also good.

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