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chlo·ri·nat·ed lime

a mixture of varying proportions of complexes of chlorine with calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide. Contains 24-37% available chlorine. Decomposes in moist conditions to liberate chlorine. Strong irritant due to chlorine vapors. Used for disinfecting drinking water and sewage; in the bleaching of wood pulp, linen, cotton, straw, oils, soaps, and laundry; as an oxidizer; in destroying caterpillars; and as a decontaminant for mustard gas and similar substances.
Synonym(s): bleaching powder

bleaching powder

calcium hypochlorite used as a bleaching and disinfectant agent. Called also chlorinated lime (chloride of lime) and used in error in whitewash. Causes skin and eye irritation and enteritis if ingested.
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Atsushi Doi, the head of the Tosa plant, said the explosion occurred during the process of transferring heated bleaching powder into a holding tank, which he said blew up for reasons yet to be determined.
Tenders are invited for Supply of bleaching powder is 1065 1989
Tenders are invited for Supply of Bleaching Powder as per ISI 1065 1989 with 34 percent chlorine Grade 1 25 kg