Chapter 11. Effect of Media Size on the Milling Rate and Rheology of Fine Ceramic Systems

  1. William Smothers
  1. Eric Milani,
  2. James Varner and
  3. James Reed

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310458.ch11

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 11/12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Milani, E., Varner, J. and Reed, J. (1987) Effect of Media Size on the Milling Rate and Rheology of Fine Ceramic Systems, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310458.ch11

Author Information

  1. New York State College of Ceramics Alfred University, Alfred, NY 14802

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374757

Online ISBN: 9780470310458

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Keywords:

  • milling rate;
  • rheology;
  • ceramic systems;
  • rheological behavior;
  • alumina

Summary

The size of the grinding media is one parameter that controls efficiency and the slip rheology developed during milling. The use of 6.3 mm (1/4-in.) alumina cylinders as grinding media as opposed to 19.0 mm (3/4 in.) cylinders was observed to provide better efficiency and Theological behavior for fine alumina, clay, and talc slurries. The percent solids loading was also observed to affect the slurry rheology and milling efficiency. Causes of these effects are discussed.