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[*] posted on 17-6-2017 at 17:34
How do you powderise substances?


For example, when you just brake some MgSO4 and end up with big chunks/stones of MgSO4, how to you go about powderizing it? I've been just putting them in gladware bags, then rolling a heavy glass jar on them. It works well for small quantities, but for big quantities it takes ages. The same problem would exist with a mortar and pestle. A blender would be good. Any other tricks for pulverising big chunks of compounds?
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[*] posted on 17-6-2017 at 19:05


Buy a ball mill and chuck what you need powdered in it for an hour or two provided it isnt anything sensitive.



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[*] posted on 18-6-2017 at 07:03


Coffee grinder
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[*] posted on 18-6-2017 at 13:45


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[*] posted on 18-6-2017 at 13:48


I usually use a blender. I used to use coffee grinders, but they are harder to clean, hold less material, and are less durable.

Ball mills are super nice, of course.




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[*] posted on 18-6-2017 at 13:56


Just to be annoying, I'll point out that the word is "pulverize".



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[*] posted on 19-6-2017 at 09:08


I toss it in the air, roundhouse kick it to dust, and then catch it all in a storage container before it hits the ground. If I need it ultra dry I'll put it in a vacuum desiccator from there.

[Edited on 19-6-2017 by alking]
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