Posted on: 10 April 2017
In every factory, mill, and commercial manufacturing center, tons of debris and waste are leftover for disposal in landfills and major waterways. It is undeniable that commercial industries have led to an increased amount of global pollution, but the solution isn't as simple as living without these products that people as a whole have grown used to. Through the process of mechanical milling, various industries have found that the waste bi-products produced during manufacturing can actually be turned into some of the most useful products on the planet.
Creating Energy From Industrial Waste
When virtually any raw material such as wood or metal is processed, waste will be left behind. Some materials can be smelted and re-purposed with ease, while others require more ingenuity to avoid being discarded altogether. Mechanical milling plants that process wood are left with a plethora of sawdust, which can become problematic if it becomes airborne. One smart solution is the production of wood pellets that can be used as an alternative energy source in both residential and commercial settings.
From cooking tools to solar panels, silicon is made into flexible and strong products and goods that conduct energy and heat efficiently. When silicon is processed via mechanical milling, the leftover waste product has actually proven to be quite useful. If combined with other elements, the waste materials created during the mechanical processing of silicon has the potential to become the internal circuitry for computers and other electronics.
The Advantage of Ball Mechanical Milling
There are certainly materials that can be processed with better ease through ball mechanical milling. Aluminum powder, which has many different practical applications, can be milled mechanically to minimize the amount of dust that gets into the air. In the end, the larger aluminum particles leftover can be turned into briquettes and recycled for other uses.
Glass, ceramic and even stone is typically ball milled so that there is less waste at the end of the process. Whether wet or dry ball mechanical milling is implemented, manufacturers are able to cut down on waste, which is in and of itself considered to be an advantage. Ball mechanical milling is often used in the production of nanomaterials and components that require precise handling.
Although taking waste produced during the milling process and transforming it into other products has been shown to be a growing industry, many manufacturers also aim to reduce waste at the onset. It is in the best interest of each industry to find the best approach to mechanical milling in order to cut down on waste, as well as turn it into an alternative revenue stream.Share