Lime scale

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Limescale deposits in the narrower sense denotes the precipitation and / or sedimentation of calcium carbonate ("carbonate of lime"), however, like calcification as a term for the corresponding process, it is also used for analogous formations or processes in which salts other than calcium carbonate, but mostly Calcium salts , are involved:

Limescale deposits on leaking shut-off valve

Lime deposits in the home and technology can be dissolved by acids (see: Decalcification ).

Individual evidence

  1. Gustav Peter, Marc Ladner, René Muntwyler: Baustofflehre. University publisher at the ETH Zurich, Zurich 1995, ISBN 978-3-519-05052-0 , p. 43.
  2. Calcified head does not like studying (accessed August 31, 2018)

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