Numerical study of particle motion in jet milling Academic Article uri icon


  • Jet mills are common devices used in industry for fine milling of dry particulate materials. The size reduction is caused by repeated events of impacts between particles. Although many parameters affect the performance of a jet mill, only a few of them were investigated. Particles' motions in a jet mill have great influence on the comminution process and energy consumption. Therefore, as a first step for a full simulation of the jet-mill process, it was decided to investigate the particle motion inside the jet mill by neglecting particle-particle interaction and particle breakage. In this way, the numerical simulations provide a better understanding of the classification process. In the present study, three-dimensional numerical simulations of particle motion in an industrial full-scale jet mill were conducted. The predictions of the numerical simulations were compared with experimental data and used to analyze the flow field characteristics.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007