The influence of grinding mechanism on the liberation characteristics of clinker minerals


Celik I., Oner M.

CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, vol.36, no.3, pp.422-427, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2005.09.011
  • Title of Journal : CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.422-427

Abstract

This study deals with the characterization of narrowly sized fractions of clinker ground by ball mill and high-pressure grinding rolls. Chemical, physical and mineralogical characterizations were made by using XRF, laser sizing, Blaine, BET, SEM, and image analysis techniques. The emphasis was given to the preferential liberation of the constituent clinker phases. High-pressure grinding rolls gave higher degrees of liberation of mineral phases arising from the intergranular breakage along the grain boundaries compared to ball mill grinding. This is expected to influence the downstream service properties of cement. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.