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Lime/Limestone

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary8
Summary9
Introduction12
Definition12
Key properties13
Forms and grades13
Manufacturing processes14
Environmental issues16
Supply and demand by region17
United States17
Producing companies17
Salient statistics21
Consumption24
Metallurgy30
Steel production30
Ore beneficiation30
Environmental applications31
Sulfur removal31
Water treatment31
Sewage and trade waste32
Chemical and industrial32
Precipitated calcium carbonate32
Pulp and paper33
Sugar processing34
Glass34
Calcium carbide34
Agriculture35
Calcium hypochlorite36
Other36
Construction37
Refractory38
Price38
Trade39
Canada41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics42
Production46
Consumption47
Metallurgical48
Chemical and industrial48
Environmental48
Construction49
Price49
Mexico49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Construction51
Metallurgical52
Chemical and industrial52
Environmental52
Trade52
Central and South America54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics57
Production58
Consumption59
Metallurgy60
Construction61
Chemical and industrial61
Chemicals61
Sugar61
Citrus pulp pelletizing61
Water treatment/environmental62
Price62
Trade63
Imports63
Exports64
Western Europe65
Producing companies65
Production71
Consumption72
Metallurgy74
Building products75
Environmental applications75
Chemical industry75
Soda ash75
Magnesia76
Calcium carbide76
Salt76
Propylene oxide76
Pulp and paper77
Sugar beets77
Agriculture77
Glass77
Leather tanning78
Price78
Trade79
Central Europe80
Producing companies80
Production82
Consumption82
Trade84
Commonwealth of Independent States85
Producing companies85
Production87
Consumption88
Metallurgy88
Building products89
Chemical industry89
Trade89
Middle East and Africa92
Producing companies92
Production94
Consumption95
Trade96
Japan97
Producing companies97
Production98
Consumption99
Metallurgy104
Chemicals (and industrial)105
Construction105
Environmental applications106
Air pollution control106
Wastewater and water treatment106
Agriculture106
Other106
Price106
Trade107
China109
Producing companies109
Salient statistics111
Consumption112
Metallurgy112
Chemicals113
Building products113
Environmental applications113
Glass113
Refractory113
Sugar refining113
Agriculture114
Other114
Price114
Trade114
Other Asia and Oceania115
Producing companies116
India116
Indonesia116
Malaysia117
Philippines117
South Korea118
Taiwan119
Thailand119
Vietnam120
Oceania120
Salient statistics121
Consumption121
Trade122
Appendix: Limestone124
Manufacturing processes125
Supply and demand by region125
United States125
Producing companies125
Consumption125
Canada126
Central and South America127
Producing companies127
Production128
Western Europe130
Producing companies130
Production134
Consumption134
Central Europe134
Commonwealth of Independent States136
Middle East and Africa138
Japan140
Producing companies140
Consumption141
China142
Producing companies142
Consumption143
Other Asia and Oceania144
India144
Pakistan146
South Korea146
Taiwan147
Thailand148
Vietnam148
Oceania148
Additional resources150
Revisions151
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