The History of Grinding

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SME, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 209 pages
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An in-depth examination of the oldest engineering process, The History of Grinding begins at the start of agriculture and outlines how size reduction developed over the centuries(without completely immersing the reader in technical detail). Great technical achievements have led to the machines of today, which can grind solid particles at the rate of tens of thousands of tons per day. One certainty is the existence of the continuing need for size reduction to develop and fit the lifestyles of people both today and in the future.

Photos and illustrations gleaned from numerous sources, a glossary, reference list, and index enhance the text. Chapters include Size Reduction from the Stone Age to the Space Age; The Science and the Scientists; Hand Stones; Water Wheels, Windmills, and Beyond; Stamp Mills and Crushers; Roller Mills; Tumbling Mills; Fine-Grinding Mills; Classifiers; Explosive Rock Breakage; and Size Reduction in the 21st Century.



 

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Contents

Size Reduction from the Stone Age to the Space Age
1
The Science and the Scientists
13
Hand Stones
27
Water Wheels Windmills and Beyond
41
Stamp Mills and Crushers
53
Roller Mills
77
Tumbling Mills
95
FineGrinding Mills
133
Classifiers
147
Explosive Rock Breakage
165
Size Reduction in the 21st Century
181
GLOSSARY
185
REFERENCES
191
INDEX
199
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
209
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