Pharmaceutical Technology: BALL MILLING
steel balls in a ball mill, or large lumps of ore in an autogenous mill or a mixture in a semi-autogenous mill, as well as the slurry that makes up the operating charge. Let Jt be the fraction of the mill volume that is occupied by the total charge, Jb the fraction of the mill volume that is occupied by steel balls and E the voidage of the ballsThe ball mill grind various ores and other materials either wet or dry. There are two kinds of ball mill, grate type and overfall type due to different ways of discharging material. There are many types of grinding media suitable for use in a ball mill, including ceramic balls, flint pebbles and stainless steel balls.