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Lime

 

Lime (CaO or Ca(OH)2) is an industrial mineral produced by the roasting of limestone in kilns in temperatures between 1000 and 1300 degrees Celsius.  Calcium oxide (CaO) is produced from the roasting of limestone (CaCO3).  Hydration of the CaO results in the production of Ca(OH)2.  In Cyprus, lime is used mainly as a construction material.  Most of the lime factories were located in the southern flanks of the Pentadaktylos Range due to the presence there of good quality limestone.  However, these factories have been closed down due to economic reasons.  There is one lime factory at the Mitsero area where it uses limestone of the Koronia Member (Pakhna Formation) as the raw material.

Lime (CaO or Ca(OH)2) is an industrial mineral produced by the roasting of limestone in kilns in temperatures between 1000 and 1300 degrees Celsius.  Calcium oxide (CaO) is produced from the roasting of limestone (CaCO3).  Hydration of the CaO results in the production of Ca(OH)2.  In Cyprus, lime is used mainly as a construction material.  Most of the lime factories were located in the southern flanks of the Pentadaktylos Range due to the presence there of good quality limestone.  However, these factories have been closed down due to economic reasons.  There is one lime factory at the Mitsero area where it uses limestone of the Koronia Member (Pakhna Formation) as the raw material.

 

 

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