### Ball Mills - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

In general, ball mills can be operated either wet or dry and are capable of producing products in the order of 100 μm. This represents reduction ratios of as great as 100. Very large tonnages can be ground with these ball mills because they are very effective material handling devices. Ball mills are rated by power rather than capacity. Today, the largest ball mill in operation is 8.53 m