Manufacture Process of Light Calcium Carbonate from Limestone


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This process and parameters of fabricating light calcium carbonate from limestone were discussed in the paper. Raw limestone in experiment comes from Luquan city, Hebei province. The results of chemistry and XRD analysis indicate that ingredient of this limestone is mainly calcium carbonate, dolomite, silicon dioxide, which takes 83.81%, 11.03% and 1.67% separately, and a few of other impurities. The process includes calcinations, assimilation, carbonation, drying and others. It was ascertainable that the time of calcinations exceeded 5 hours at 850~ 950 and loss of calcinations was 42%. The time of assimilation was around 25 minutes at 70~90The time of carbonation was about 30 minutes at 50~90, and the airflow was about 160L/min and PH of latex after carbonation was 7.2~7.4. The light calcium carbonate product was obtained in experiment, whose fine sphere size was about 10 nanometer, with the agglomeration particle size 2~3μm. The degree of white improved from 42 to 76. As a result, the comprehensive properties of the produce were improved consumedly.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




Q. Wang et al., "Manufacture Process of Light Calcium Carbonate from Limestone", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1843-1845, 2007

Online since:

April 2007




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