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- noun Same as
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- noun (Sugar Making) The saturation of defecated beet juice with carbonic acid gas.
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- noun chemistry A
chemical reactionin which calcium hydroxidereacts with carbon dioxideto form insoluble calcium carbonate.
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This gives the lime time to react properly with the clays, without hardening through carbonatation occurring, as this takes place only in the presence of air.
The sirup, after passing through centrifugals, may be sent to second carbonatation tanks and mixed with juices being treated.
Efforts are being made to convince manufacturers of the mistake in using decanting vats, in connection with first and second carbonatation.
The difficulty from excess of lime is overcome by adding it now and then during carbonatation; but other means are found desirable; and phosphoric acid, magnesia, soda, etc., have been used with success.