Corals in the carbide industry

Kasiviswanathan, K S (1968) Corals in the carbide industry. In: Souvenir: Symposium on Corals and coral reefs 12 - 16 January 1968 Mandapam Camp, 12 - 16 January 1968, Mandapam.


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    The carbide industry in India had till very recently depended for raw material largely on imported petroleum coke. Nearly a decade ago Industrial Chemicals Ltd., Sankarnagar, in Tirunelveli District, the pioneer manufacturers of calcium carbide in the country, started looking for indigenous raw material. In processing calcium carbide from lime and carbon, they knew they could very well put local wood charcoal to lime, but the samples of limestone from all over India tried8 were found far from adequate to make first-class carbide conforming to the rigid international standard Ultimately, the corals available in the seas around Rameswaram, on analysis, were found to conform to all the requirements as per standard specification to make ' A ' grade calcium carbide.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Corals; carbide industry
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 10:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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