Combination of the particle size distributions of some industrial minerals measured by Andreasen pipette and sieving techniques

Ulusoy U. , Yekeler M. , Bicer C., Gulsoy Z.

PARTICLE & PARTICLE SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZATION, vol.23, no.6, pp.448-456, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppsc.200500988
  • Page Numbers: pp.448-456


It is known that size of the individual particles is the predominant factor affecting the behavior of particulate materials, and that the size effects become increasingly important as the particles become finer. In this article, particle size distributions (PSDs) measured by different techniques, i.e. sieving and Andreasen pipette sedimentation, were combined for different mill (ball and rod) products of some industrial (talc and quartz) minerals. The corrected sedimentation data came closer to the sieving data. The apparent mean shape factors, r, determined from the corrected PSDs for the talc mineral ground by ball and rod mill were found to be 1.34, 0.62, whereas it was 1.00, 1.12 for the quartz mineral ground by ball and rod mill, respectively. The results show that the ball milled products of talc mineral have more regular (rounder in shape) particles than those of rod milled, but the rod milled products of quartz mineral studied were not more regular in shape than ball milled products of quartz mineral as confirmed by the SEM pictures and reviewed literature.