April 2021
Volume 73    Issue 4

Impact of operating parameters on the breakage process of talc

Katircioglu-Bayel, Diler


The effects of the operating parameters of media filling ratio, solid mass fraction, grinding media size and grinding time on the stirred media milling of talc were studied. The findings were assessed based on the product particle size (d50, d10), surface area (Sw) and energy consumption (Em). Furthermore, after determining the optimum grinding conditions, Box-Behnken statistical design was used to determine the effect of parameter interactions on the d50 size. The media filling ratio significantly affects d50 size decrease compared with solid mass fraction and grinding time. The minimum d50 size was also achieved under optimum grinding conditions.


Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2020) 37:1717–1727, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-020-00270-1


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