The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia / Edition 1

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The book brings together the many strands of information on magnesium compounds, their production, testing and evaluation, technology, applications, and markets. Opening with an introductory history of the chemical, it covers the life cycle of magnesia, natural and synthetic production, and uses in different fields including the environmental, health, and agricultural industries. Readers will find the section on health and safety issues particularly relevant.
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"...a very useful manual for the student, engineer, and the plant manager...well produced and fills a gap in the metallurgical and technical literature." (Journal of Metals Online, April 20, 2007)

"Highly recommended." (CHOICE, December 2006)

"This book will be useful for mining geologists, chemists, and scientists who deal with the application of lime and magnesia industries." (Environmental Geology, January 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471656036
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/12/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 794,408
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK A. SHAND is the Director of Technical Services for Premier Chemicals, LLC, where he is responsible for the research and development of magnesia chemicals. He has technical experience with dispersion technologies, industrial and municipal applications, and production of magnesia and oxide products. In addition, he has written several articles on magnesia and oxide. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
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Table of Contents

1 History of magnesia 1
2 Formation and occurrence of magnesite and brucite 5
3 Synthetic magnesia 39
4 Mining and processing magnesite 63
5 Calcination of magnesium hydroxide and carbonate 83
6 Furnaces and kilns 97
7 Postcalcination processing 115
8 Physical and chemical properties of magnesium oxide 121
9 Other magnesia products 133
10 Water and wastewater applications for magnesia products 155
11 Magnesia in polymer applications 179
12 Environmental applications 189
13 Role of magnesium in animal, plant, and human nutrition 201
14 Magnesium salts and magnesium metal 215
15 Pulp applications 223
16 Magnesia cements 231
17 Miscellaneous magnesia applications 241
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