MAGNESITE

Magnesite is a compound of magnesium, its chemical formula is MgC03, and its color varies between white, yellow, grey and brown. It is found in nature as cryptocrystalline and crystalline.

It is a tough and complex mineral, and is an alteration product of serpentinite or similar rock types.

 

Main Applications :

 

  • Dead-burned magnesia - DBM Sinter magnesia
    Basic refractories
  • Fused or electrofused magnesia - FM
    Thermal insulation (refractories)
    Electrical insulation (electric ovens and appliances)
  • Caustic-calcined magnesia - CCM
    Extraction of magnesium 
    Production of fused magnesia 
    Cement, Insulation 
    Paper 
    Fertilizer and animal feed 
    Stabilizer during vulcanization of rubber 
    Production of uranium 
    Chemical and environmental applications (notably in water treatment and gas desulfurization)
  • Magnesite or magnesium carbonate (precipitated)
    Insulation, Rubber 
    Paint pigments and Ink 
    Glass and ceramics 
    Chemistry
  • Brucite or magnesium hydroxide 
    Sugar refining 
    Flame and smoke retardants 
    Chemical and environmental applications (notably in water treatment)
    Pharmaceuticals 
  • Magnesium chloride
    Cement 
    Ceramics and refractories 
    Textiles, Paper 
    Chemical applications 
    Production of magnesium
  • Magnesium sulfate 
    Pulp and paper 
    Animal feed 
    Pharmaceuticals


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