Lime as a Building Material

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Lime as a Building Material

The Structural Engineer
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Allen, W J;McDonald, L A

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Allen, W J;McDonald, L A

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Lime in this country is derived from the calcium carbonate limestones and chalks which shape the landscapes of southern England and the Midlands. Lime is the endproduct of a two-stage process which involves heating limestone to over 900°C to drive off chemically combined carbon dioxide, leaving behind calcium oxide - quicklime. Adding water causes a violent reaction as the oxide combines to form calcium hydroxide - lime.

W.J. Allan and L.A. McDonald

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