The industrial uses of corals in India

Krishnamoorti, N (1968) The industrial uses of corals in India. In: Souvenir: Symposium on Corals and coral reefs, 12 - 16 January 1968, Mandapam.


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The air and water are absolutely essential for the existence of mankind. Like that for the existence of industry, there are minerals of various nature. Of these, limestone and lime are cheap materials and mostly used in industries in one form or the other, directly or indirectly in the process. Even the use of other raw materials such as iron ore, coal, crude oil, sulphur and salt are only second or at best equal to the quantity of limestone used in industry. Limestone is available in abundance to the extent of 3 to 4% of the elements in the earth's crust. Of the very many varieties of its occurrence in nature, coral limestone is one in which dominant part is the fossilised coral.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: The industrial uses; corals; India
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 11:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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