#### Particlesize reduction Chemical Engineering | Page 1

(1) Where: C R = constant, kWhm/ton. E = breakage energy per unit mass of feed, kWh/ton. d f = particle size of feed, m. d p = particle size of final product, m. Kick applied the fundamentals of plastic deformation theory and proposed that the energy required for particlesize reduction was proportional to the ratio of volume of feed particle to product particle.