Calcium - Applications


Calcium is used

  • as a reducing agent in the extraction of other metals, such as uranium, zirconium, and thorium.
  • as a deoxidizer, desulfurizer, or decarbonizer for various ferrous and nonferrous alloys.
  • as an alloying agent used in the production of aluminium, beryllium, copper, lead, and magnesium alloys.
  • in the making of cements and mortars to be used in construction.
  • in the making of cheese, where calcium ions influence the activity of rennin in bringing about the coagulation of milk.

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