This sedimentary rock which is composed primarily of Calcium Carbonate is integrally a multi-functional mineral used in industries for centuries. Limestone as one of the oldest minerals due to its very enduring geological evolution possesses different forms in nature and exhibits different colors.
Its properties such as hardness, compactness, imperviousness, and durability have a significant role to play when it comes to its uses which are vast and versatile. This oldest component of ancient landmarks in the world is still practically an inseparable part of industries today.
Middle East is amongst the top commodity traders of this mineral. And GSP is honored for having supplied the highest quality of Limestone and specifically the highest purity of 99% at a cost-effective price to different countries.
This mineral has enormous diversity of industrial applications and what follows are some key uses of Limestone:
Quick Lime more formally as Calcium Oxide is an odorless white or pale gray powder produced by heating limestone in specially designed kilns. It is a very stable compound and withstands high temperatures. The great thing about slake or quick lime is that it mixes with carbon Dioxide in the air, gives us its water and reverts to limestone. As another significant advantage it dries very slowly and as a result does not crack and even if a crack appears it self-heals as, gets in and the crack seals as it reverts to limestone.
Thanks to its high calcium content Quick lime has many capabilities.
What follows are some industrial applications of Quick Lime:
Cement and Mortar manufacturing
Paper and high grade steel
Porcelain and Glass manufacturing
Medicinal purposes and Insecticides
a reagent in laboratories for dehydration, precipitation, etc