Revista Granito de Arena
Lime is a product that has multiple uses. In Guatemala, Horcalsa is the only lime manufacturer that has vertical regenerative kilns. Let’s know some uses of lime!
In the metallurgical field, quicklime finds one of its most extensive uses, as a flux in the purification of steel and in the oxygenation of furnaces. It is also used to remove phosphorus, sulfur, and silica in steel plants.
In papermaking, lime is an important element as a causticizing agent and as a pulp bleach. It also increases the quality of the paper and is used to regulate its brightness, color and texture. Quicklime is used.
Among the main raw materials for the manufacture of glass is Dolomitic Lime, which together with other chemical materials modify its properties. This allows the glass to be heated, melted, molded and blown.
Due to its powerful disinfecting action against bacteria and viruses harmful to health, lime is the main material in the treatment of drinking water, industrial waters and sewage. Softens and clarifies water, eliminates negative substances, neutralizes acidity and removes bad odors.
Quick or hydrated lime is increasingly used in the treatment of many industrial waste, to combat pollution. It is used in steel and metal, chemical and explosives, paper and fiber plants, food packers, and other major industrial processes. To combat pollution, it is used in steel and metal, chemical and explosives, paper and fiber plants, food packing plants, and other important industrial processes.
Lime by virtue of its chemical and physical reaction, with clay soils, produces stable bases for the construction of roads, streets, avenues, boulevards, parking areas, patios, shopping centers, airports, etc. With a substantial saving in consumption of aggregates and transport of materials.
Composting the soil with lime produces a series of chemical, physical and biological processes. Such as decomposition of organisms, transformation of poisonous and harmful substances into harmless ones. It provides calcium and magnesium to the plants, and the reduction and neutralization of acidity in the soil, all this with the benefit of a higher productivity of the field.
Lime is a powerful and effective disinfectant for vegetables and legumes for home use. The dose is 1.5 g / 1L of water, soak for 5-10 minutes.
Ideal for disinfecting animal farms and thus avoiding diseases.
Lime acts as a neutralizer and precipitates of dissolved solids in the water in the cotton textile finishing process. It will depend on the chemistry of the water. There is no specified dose.
Lime acts as a neutralizer and disinfectant in shrimp ponds.
For the process of husking corn for the production of tortilla dough. 2 to 3 pounds hydrated lime is used for every 3 liters of water.
Lime acts as a stabilizer, prevents premature aging, prevents pores or voids, prevents oxidation reduction of the asphalt and makes them more durable.