It is widely used in building material, chemical industry, etc. There are two ways of grinding: the dry way and the wet way. It can be divided into tabular type and flowing type according to different expelling mine.
To use the Ball Mill, the material to be ground is loaded into the Neoprene barrel that contains grinding media. As the barrel rotates, the material is crushed between the individual pieces of grinding media that mix and crush the product into fine powder over a period of several hours.
Vipeak's ball mills are popular for slaking lime, particularly in mineral processing plants, which use ball mills as part of the size reduction process. Conventional slaking systems, such as paste or detention slakers, incorporate a grit removal system.
Ball Mill Lime Slaking
Since grit content accounts for 5-15% of the total weight of pebble lime, this creates material handling problems as well as grit disposal problems. In our ball mill grinding system, the grit is ground and becomes part of the slurry.
This total grinding process utilizes all residual reaction value, eliminates any grit handling or disposal problems, and decreases lime usage.
This results in lower lime cost as well as lower operating costs.
Ball Mill SlakerVipeak supplied vertical ball mill slakers (The Union Process CLS Attritor) produce quality hydrated lime from commercial grade quicklime.
Slakers are used to convert Calcium Oxide to Calcium Hydroxide for use in neutralization and pH control.
Grinding action of the media eliminates the need for grit disposal.
Typical Ball Mill Slaking ProcessQuicklime and water are fed to the slaker at a proper ratio through a wetting cone and into the mill.
Hydration process takes place under vigorous agitation and inert material are ground by the bed of steel media.
Hydration process is an exothermic reaction; therefore, a great deal of heat is released during the hydration process.
The resultant hydrated lime exits the grinding chamber into a separation tank.
There heavier, larger partials settle while finer suspended particles discharge. Larger particles are pumped from the separation tank bottom back into the mill to pass through the bed of grinding media.