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Lime and Limestone: Chemistry and Technology, Production and Uses

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Lime and Limestone: Chemistry and Technology, Production and Uses

J. A. H. Oates

ISBN: 978-3-527-61201-7 July 2008 472 Pages

Description

- Modern uses of traditional materials -

'Lime and Limestone' is a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the main scientific and technological aspects of the quarrying, processing, calcining and slaking of lime and limestone products. It places emphasis on how the processes are designed to ensure that the products meet market requirements and comply with customer specifications.

It describes authoritatively, and in detail, the current uses in the many market segments, including:
- iron, steel and other metals,
- building, construction and cement,
- water, sewage and environmental protection,
- chemicals, agriculture and foodstuffs.
It also addresses topical issues such as: environmental protection measures within the industry, toxicology, occupational health, storage, transportation, economic aspects, sampling, testing and analysis.

The book maintains a good balance between scientific information - of use to technologists - and more general information - of value to production and commercial personnel, both within the lime and limestone industries and in the many industries that they serve.
Preface: Importance, History
PRODUCTION OF LIMESTONE
Formation, Classification and Occurrence
Physical and Chemical Properties
Prospecting and Quarrying
Processing and Dispatch
Sampling and Testing
USES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF LIMESTONE
Overview and Economic Aspects of the Limestone Market
Construction and Building
Cement Production
Agriculture
Refining of Metals
Other Uses
PRODUCTION OF QUICKLIME
Physical and Chemical Properties
Raw Materials for Lime Burning (limestone, fuel and refractories)
Calcination of Limestone
Production of Quicklime
Processing Storage and Dispatch of Quicklime
Sampling and Testing of Quicklime
SLAKED LIME
Physical and Chemical Properties
Production of Hydrated Lime
Handling and Storage of Hydrated Lime
Production of Milk of Lime and Lime Putty
Handling and Storage of Milk of Lime and Lime Putty
Sampling and Testing of Slaked Lime
USES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF LIME PRODUCTS
Overview and Economic Aspects of the Lime Market
Construction and Building
Iron and Steelmaking
Water and Sewage Treatment
Gaseous Effluents
Agriculture, Food and Food By-products
Production of Chemicals
Other Uses
SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Control of the Environmental Effects of Production
Toxicology and Occupational Health of Limestone and Lime