#### Performance optimization of an industrial ball mill for ... SciELO

The critical speed (Cs) in revolutions per minute is given by (NapierMunn et al., 1996): where D is the mill diameter in metres. Larger ball mills are often operated more slowly. ... It was therefore decided to keep the ball mill speed at optimum between 1617 r/min. The energy consumption in the ball mill was found to be kWh/t of ore with ...