calcium carbide

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a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene

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Table IV-1-3 Forecast on PVC production by calcium carbide method in China, 2009-2019, '000 tonnes
2 Elimination of backward production capacity of calcium carbide industry and the rising prices
In addition to the fast-growing traditional coal chemical industries including coke, calcium carbide and coal-made fertilizer industry, modern coal chemical industries involving coal-made alcohol-ether fuel and coal-made oil were also successively planed to establish.
location for the three primary acetylene production processes: calcium carbide from coal, partial oxidation (POX), and plasma arc from natural gas, when all three are normalized at a 215,000 ton per year capacity, sufficient for a large-scale VCM plant.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Calcium Carbide, 25-50 Mm.
Currently, the fuel is produced in the USA as opposed to, for example, acetylene, which is made from calcium carbide imported primarily from China and other countries.
Coke is widely used as a reductant and fuel in blast furnace ironmaking, cupola ironmaking, ferroalloy smelting and non-ferrous metal smelting as well as in calcium carbide production, gasification and synthetic chemistry as raw material.
The warehouse, designed to house dangerous and toxic chemicals, was storing mainly ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and calcium carbide at the time of the blasts, according to police.
Police said it mainly held ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and calcium carbide at the time of the blasts.
A division bench of the High Court expressed its deep concern over the rampant use of hazardous chemicals including Calcium Carbide, a carcinogen, to ripen fruits, and asked the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh why they cannot curb its use.
Chemical safety experts said calcium carbide reacts with water to create acetylene, a highly explosive gas.
coated calcium carbide on growth, yield and some morpho-physiological characteristics of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.
Ripened artificially with calcium carbide, these mangoes put you at the risk of headache, dizziness, sleep disorders and even memory loss.
The first five articles, all written at the Nigerian University of Agriculture, evaluate groundnut shell ash stabilized reclaimed asphalt pavement as a highway pavement material, the properties of lateritic soil blended with glass cullet, and soil modified with calcium carbide waste.
The substance, calcium carbide, can be used to make explosives.