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David Perkins

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David Perkins is a Metallurgical Engineer with 30 years of working experience and multiple patents in the manufacturing, mining and metals sectors. His passion for efficiency and productivity enables an approach to problem solving that focuses on capacity, recovery and the environment.

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David Perkins

Energy Requirements for Comminution

According to many sources globally, it is well understood and accepted that grinding, or comminution, accounts for approximately 53% of a typical mine’s energy consumption. Furthermore, this equates to about 3-4% of global energy consumption. In today’s world of increasing costs for energy and rising inflation, it is more important than ever to address the efficient utilization of energy to produce the raw materials to meet the increasing global demands.

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