Theory of Size Reduction

Size reduction is the process of breaking down solid particle to smaller one. When energy is applied in the form of a stress on a material, it breaks into two or more pieces resulting in generation of new surface area. Energy is used to break or overcome the intramolecular forces of the solid particles so that they are broken into pieces and new area is created. Size reduction is also known as comminution in engineering literature. Size reduction is commonly used in food industries with many purposes. some of the purposes are given below. Read more