Definition - What does Lime mean?

Lime is an inorganic material that contains calcium in which oxide, hydroxides and carbonates predominate. It is also known as calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide. It is a name given to the natural mineral CaO that occurs as the products in limestone xenoliths in the volcanic ejections and the products of the coal seam decompose. It can be referred to as the products that are derived from the calcined or burnt limestone like hydrated lime or quick lime. It is used in large quantities in the engineering and building materials.

Petropedia explains Lime

Lime is used in homes for dyes, gold, dry bleaches, copper, garden and lawn neutralizers, toothpaste and many other products that are used in day to day activities. It is used in the communities for the apple storage, sewage, water treatment and agricultural liming. It is also used in the process of preservation of our environment in the drainage treatment of mine tailing. In industries, lime is used in lithium, nickel, alumina, glass, barium, sodium alkali, steel, silver, lead uranium and various other products. It has many complex qualities in the building process including the adhesion, water content, board-life, cohesion, air content crystal shape, flowability and spreadability.

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