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Lime/Limestone

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Introduction9
Definition9
Key properties10
Forms and grades10
Manufacturing processes11
Environmental issues13
Supply and demand by region14
United States14
Producing companies14
Salient statistics19
Consumption22
Metallurgy29
Steel production30
Ore beneficiation30
Environmental applications30
Sulfur removal30
Water treatment31
Sewage and trade waste31
Chemical and industrial32
Precipitated calcium carbonate32
Pulp and paper33
Sugar processing33
Glass34
Calcium carbide34
Agriculture35
Calcium hypochlorite36
Other37
Construction38
Refractory39
Price39
Trade40
Canada41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics43
Production46
Consumption47
Metallurgical48
Environmental49
Chemical and industrial49
Construction50
Price50
Mexico50
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Construction53
Metallurgical53
Chemical and industrial54
Environmental54
Trade54
Central and South America56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics59
Production60
Consumption61
Construction63
Metallurgy63
Chemical64
Water treatment/environmental64
Sugar64
Citrus pulp pelletizing64
Price64
Trade65
Imports65
Exports66
Western Europe66
Producing companies67
Production73
Consumption74
Metallurgy77
Building products77
Environmental applications77
Chemical industry78
Soda ash78
Magnesia78
Calcium carbide78
Salt79
Propylene oxide79
Pulp and paper79
Sugar beets79
Agriculture80
Glass80
Leather tanning80
Price80
Trade81
Central Europe83
Producing companies83
Production85
Consumption85
Trade87
Commonwealth of Independent States88
Producing companies88
Production89
Consumption90
Metallurgy90
Building products90
Soda ash90
Trade90
Middle East and Africa93
Producing companies93
Production94
Consumption95
Trade95
Japan96
Producing companies96
Production98
Consumption99
Metallurgy103
Chemicals (and industrial)103
Construction104
Environmental applications104
Air pollution control104
Wastewater and water treatment104
Agriculture104
Other105
Price105
Trade106
China107
Producing companies108
Salient statistics111
Consumption112
Metallurgy112
Chemicals112
Building products113
Environmental applications113
Glass113
Agriculture113
Other113
Price114
Trade114
Other Asia115
India115
Republic of Korea116
Taiwan117
Southeast Asia118
Vietnam119
Appendix: Limestone120
Manufacturing processes121
Supply and demand by region121
United States121
Producing companies121
Consumption122
Canada123
Central and South America124
Producing companies124
Production124
Western Europe126
Producing companies126
Production131
Consumption131
Central Europe132
Commonwealth of Independent States132
Middle East and Africa134
Japan135
Producing companies135
Consumption137
China138
Producing companies138
Consumption139
Other Asia140
India140
Republic of Korea142
Taiwan143
Thailand144
Vietnam145
Bibliography145

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