The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 12, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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A Complete Guide to Magnesia-From Mining to End Use

Often relegated to footnote status in texts, magnesia is nevertheless a valuable substance widely used in applications ranging from wastewater treatment to catalysis. The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia fills the long-standing gap in the literature with a comprehensive, one-stop reference to "all things magnesia."

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.

Chapters include:
* The History of Magnesia
* Synthetic Magnesia
* Pulp Applications
* Environmental Applications
* Magnesia Cements
* Furnaces and Kilns
* Post Calcination Processing
* Other Magnesia Products
* Mining and Processing Magnesite
* The Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesium Oxide
* Water and Wastewater Application for Magnesia Products
* Magnesia in Polymer Applications
* The Role of Magnesium in Animal, Plants, and Human Nutrition
* Magnesium Salts and Magnesium Metal
* The Formation and Occurrence of Magnesite
* Calcination of Magnesium Hydroxide and Carbonate
* Miscellaneous Magnesia Applications
  

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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
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
Appendix
257

9 Other Magnesia Products
133
10 Water and Wastewater Applications for Magnesia Products
155

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Page 5 - Magnesite deposits which are being or have been worked can be divided into four types: (1) Magnesite as a sedimentary rock, (2) magnesite as an alteration of serpentine, (3) magnesite as a vein filling, and (4) magnesite as a replacement of limestone. Of these only the second and fourth are of economic importance at the present time. The most important and most complex is that which has been termed the replacement type. Deposits of the replacement type in at least two cases (Styria and Quebec) are...

About the author (2006)

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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