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 GM  Vol.3 No.3 , July 2013
A Novel Process for the Study of Breakage Energy versus Particle Size
Abstract: The energy size relationship is examined, either as the specific energy required breaking a particulate material from an initial size d1 to a final size d2, where d is usually the d80 size, or as the specific energy required to break a single particle. The present work uses the results obtained using a controlled frequency centrifugal crusher to crush particles of a predetermined size class under different rotation frequencies related to the kinetic energy of the particles at the moment of crushing. The paper calculates the relationship between the rotation frequency and the kinetic energy of the particles before crushing and examines the size distribution of the products. The study results allow presenting the relationship between the kinetic energy of the particles and the mass of particles produced below the initial size class. The work also produces the optimum mathematical model that describes this relationship among three proposed ones. According to this model one can calculate the energy required breaking half of the initial mass below the initial size class and the corresponding specific energy is appointed to the average size of the class. The parameters of the mathematical model can be used to compare the grindability of the different materials. The process can be used as an alternative to the drop weight technique used so far for the study of the breakage energy of minerals and rocks.
Cite this paper: E. Stamboliadis, "A Novel Process for the Study of Breakage Energy versus Particle Size," Geomaterials, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 102-110. doi: 10.4236/gm.2013.33013.
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