Super Ag Lime

Super Ag Lime is a recycled by-product lime also known as carbide lime, hydrated lime or slaked lime and is pound for pound up to 150% more effective at raising pH and is also quicker to react than ground limestone (calcium carbonate/ag lime). Similar to the recycled gypsum products the lime’s solubility and purity are comparable to the best limestone mines in Australia.

Burning” (calcination) converts the limestone into a highly caustic material called quicklime (calcium oxide, CaO) and, through subsequent addition of water (re-hydration), the product goes back into the less caustic (but still strongly alkaline) called slaked lime or hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2), the process of which is called slaking of lime.

December 3rd, 2015|