In general, ball mills can be operated either wet or dry and are capable of producing products on the order of 100 um. This duty represents reduction ratios as great as 100. The ball mill, an intermediate and fine grinding device, is a tumbling drum with a 40% to 50% filling of balls.
In the production of ethanol, wet ball milling is the process used, because of its versatile process. It produces more products than dry ball milling, but in terms of efficiency, capital, and operating cost, most ethanol plants in the USA prefer to use dry ball milling process.
The ball mill is a typical material grinder machine which widely used in the mineral processing plant, ball mill performs well in different material conditions either wet type grinding or dry type, and to grind the ores to a fine size. Main ball mill components: cylinder, motor drive, grinding medium, shaft. The cylinder cavity is partial filling with the material to be ground and the metal grinding balls.
Ball Mill Ball Mills Wet amp; Dry Grinding DOVE. DOVE Ball Mills are deigned for either wet or dry grinding of materials, in various models, and in accordance to the processing and the crushing plant design, to cater to the liberation size of the minerals and the hardness of the ore DOVE supplies two different kinds of ball mills