Calcium carbonate is perhaps the most abundant minerals on Earth and records for about 4% of the World’s outside. It very well may be found in nature in three chief stone sorts: chalk, limestone, and marble.
Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC):
“Produced naturally over thousands of centuries”
Most calcium carbonate deposits are comprised of the remaining parts of marine life forms that have sedimented to the lower part of a shallow ocean.
These living beings, like shellfish, green growth, and coral, ingest calcium carbonate from the water and use it to frame their skeletons and shells.
At the point when they pass on, their remaining parts structure sedimentary stores on ocean beds which develop after some time to frame rock.
Chalk, a delicate stone, is the consequence of ineffectively compacted sedimentary calcium carbonate rock, whose diagenesis is deficient. When the sedimentation interaction is finished, this outcomes in the arrangement of limestone.
Marble, the hardest type of calcium carbonate, is a transformative stone, which is the aftereffect of the recrystallization interaction of limestone, under states of high tension and temperature.
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC):
“Man made within a quick time frame”
Calcium carbonate can likewise be created artificially as Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC).
PCC is made through the change of limestone into CaO and CO2 and the resulting response of both decontaminated parts in a chemical reactor.
The end result has a similar chemical composition as GCC yet is higher immaculateness and has various properties as far as molecule size dispersion and molecule shape.
The high opacity and whiteness of carbonates lend themselves to a considerable number of utilizations, from building materials to rubber and paint.
- High brightness
- High Gloss
- Low Abrasion
- Relatively soft (3 on Mohs scale)
- Blocky particle shape
- Efficient Particle Sizes Distribution Control
- Thermal conductivity
- Insoluble in water
- Performance Improvement
- Manufacture in glass
- Paints and coatings
- Electronic components
- As silica in many more applications