Table 1.

Main physical characteristics of CL and ESL limes, and tuffeau powder

Commercial aerial lime (CL)Eggshell lime (ESL)Tuffeau powder
Portlandite content Ca(OH)2 (TGA measurements)92.2% (±0.7%)97.1% (±0.5%)
Solid density (g cm−3)2.22 (±0.02)2.26 (±0.02)2.57 (±0.02)
Bulk dry density (g cm−3)0.47 (±0.05)0.41 (±0.05)0.76 (±0.05)
Blaine specific surface (cm2 g−1)11900 (±500)9550 (±500)3070 (±500)