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BROWN HYDRATED LIME

 

DESCRIPTION:  Pale brown high quality lime in powder form.

OTHER NAMES:  Slaked lime, Calcium Hydroxide

CHEMICAL FORMULA:  Ca(OH)2

 

AVERAGE CHAMICAL ANALYSIS

Ca(OH)2       (eq. CaO)    92%    (68%)

MgO  1.4 %

SiO2  1.1 %

Fe2O3  0.2 %

Al2O3  0.2 %

SO3 (CaSO4)   200 ppm  ( 340 ppm)

P2O5   40 ppm

CO2  (CaCO3)   0.8  %   (1.8 %)

1 000 Calcius Ignition loss   23.0 %

Acid Insolubles   1.3 %

Free Moisture  0.2 %

Grit Content Approx   8 %

 

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 

Particle Size:

Range 1um min - 115 um max

Average 7 um

< 5 um   36 %

< 40 um 86 %

Bulk Density

(aerated) approx  0.60  t/m3

(settled) approx  0.85 t/m3

Angle of Respose 5 degrees off horizontal

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Neutralisation of acids in aqueous processes.

Water purification and softening.

As a causticising agent in chemical processes.

A source f calcium for various chemical products.

Soil stabilisation (conforms to SABS 824:1999)

Building lime (conforms to SABS 532:1999 Type A2)

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