Carbon and Sulfur in Lime

DOCUMENT: Application | Ref: 203-821-476Download
Category: Mining and Materials

Lime is a common classification of materials representing the manufactured forms of lime, quicklime and hydrated lime. It does not include limestone, the raw material for lime manufacturing. Ref: 203-821-476

Quicklime is formed from the calcination of limestone and primarily consists of calcium oxide (CaO) with varying amounts of magnesium oxide (MgO). Quicklime is further defined by the ratio of MgO relative to CaO. Hydrated lime is formed by adding water to quicklime and allowing the oxides to convert to hydrides. Hydrated lime is further classified by the amount of chemically combined water. *Hydrated lime, like other materials with elevated crystalline moisture content, can not be analyzed by the CS744 or other induction-based techniques.