Dolomite in Chemical Industry
In the Chemical Industry, Dolomite is used as a source of MgO. In agriculture, dolomite is used as a soil conditioner and as a feed additive for livestock.
Dolomite has been used as a minor source of magnesium, but today most magnesium is produced from other sources. Calcined dolomite is also used as a catalyst for destruction of tar in the gasification of biomass at high temperature. Dolomite is relatively soft and can easily be crushed to soft powder.