Utilization of grinding aids in dry horizontal stirred milling

ALTUN O., Benzer H., Toprak A., Enderle U.

POWDER TECHNOLOGY, vol.286, pp.610-615, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 286
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.powtec.2015.09.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.610-615
  • Keywords: Stirred mill, Dry grinding, Fine grinding, Grinding aid, Cement, PORTLAND-CEMENT, ADDITIVES, PERFORMANCE, HYDRATION, STRENGTH
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Within the context of the study 3 types of grinding aids, which were glycol-based, TEA-based and TIPA-based, were tested in dry stirred milling of cement. The objective was to evaluate their influences on mill performance and cement quality then find out the most proper type with its dosage rate. The results showed that use of grinding aid improved the grinding performance of the mill as finer size distribution than that of no grinding aid was obtained at the same milling condition. The tests at the same dosage rate indicated that TIPA-based grinding aid had the lowest specific energy utilization with 16.8 kWh/t compared to that of glycol (17.9 kWh/t) and TEA-based aids (19.75 kWh/t) respectively. The product size distributions showed that TIPA-based aid had finer product with d(50) of 10.54 mu m compared to other types. Cement quality tests, which were assessed by measuring the compressive strength, implied that TIPA had the highest improvement in 28-days strength with 18.8% at 700 g/t where 8.9% and 5.6% increase were achieved for glycol-based and TEA-based grinding aids respectively. As a conclusion of the study, TIPA based grinding aid was found to be the most effective one for dry stirred mill application of cement due to its provided operational benefits and quality improvements. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.