Characterization and determination the optimal conditions of Syrian limestone, for calcification and extinguishing

Abstract

In this study, Characterization of Syrian limestone was conducted from the area of Al-Musallamiya-Aleppo. The optimal conditions for calcination of the limestone sample were studied. Results indicated that the preferred conditions for calcination were depended on crashing the limestone sample of a diameter of 5 cm at 1200°C for 60 min. The optimal conditions for extinguishing the calcined limestone sample have also identified, where the highest yield was obtained at a liquid to the solid phase ratio (L/S) of 3: 1, at 75°C for 30 min reaction?. As a result, two highly important products have obtained in various industrial fields, calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide from local ore, which is widely available in large parts of the Syrian Arab Republic.