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see calcium oxidecalcium oxide,
chemical compound, CaO, a colorless, cubic crystalline or white amorphous substance. It is also called lime, quicklime, or caustic lime, but commercial lime often contains impurities, e.g., silica, iron, alumina, and magnesia.
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(inorganic chemistry)


A white or grayish-white caustic substance, calcium oxide, usually obtained by heating limestone or marble at a high temperature; used chiefly in plasters, mortars, and cements. In the past, in many areas along the seacoast where limestone was scarce, seashells were heated to obtain lime. See also hydrated lime, hydraulic lime, mortar, shell lime, slaked lime.
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The report will be of considerable interest primarily to relevant strategic planners, senior company officials and importers/exporters, since it features invaluable information on quicklime export/import operations in South Africa.
Quicklime In Chile: International Trade Prospects For 2011-2015
The final chapter provides an in-depth analysis of prospects for the country's foreign trade in quicklime, as well the forecast for the development of the market for quicklime in 2011-2015.
Ultimately, rather than making the corpse's rejection complete by consuming it, the quicklime indicates permanence.
Limestone from the quarry and coal from the colliery was fed into the top of the kilns to produce quicklime for use in agriculture and the steel and chemical industries.
Depending on various products, the market is segregated as agglomerated lime, calcined lime, hydraulic lime, lime sulfur, quicklime, refractory lime, slaked lime and others.
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Many of the bodies were covered with sheets and had been doused with quicklime, apparently to reduce the odour of rotting flesh.
with operations in Huron, Ohio, has a long history of providing excellent quicklime, and related calcium products into a variety of applications including steel processing, chemical manufacturing, construction, agricultural and water treatment.
Lime-preserved eggs are generally made by putting chicken, duck or quail eggs in a mixture of ash, clay, quicklime, rice hulls and salt for periods ranging from several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing.
The Company also produces and sells quicklime for use in mining operations.