A pulverizer or grinder is a mechanical device for the grinding of many different types of materials. For example, a pulverizer mill is used to pulverize coal for combustion in the steam-generating furnaces of fossil fuel power plants
Thermal power plants use different types of coal pulverizers. The method used is attrition, impact, or a combination of both. This article explains the characteristics of the three main types- attrition, impact and attrition, and impact or hammer.