Quick lime

Quicklime (CaO)
A monoxide of calcium (CaO), is often referred to as burnt lime. It is a white, caustic, alkaline, crystalline solid and manufactured from limestone, which is extracted from quarries and mines. Limestone is usually crushed and fed into lime kilns, where it is burnt at high temperatures and broken down into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide.

Quicklime has a wide range of uses including in the production of iron and steel, paper and pulp, sugar refining, treatment of water, wastewater and flue gases, construction (soil stabilization), agriculture, mining industry, chemical industry,…




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