What lime
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Effluent Treatment

Lime is a natural and ancient material with a history reaching back thousands of years. It is also a modern industrial chemical, produced to strict quality control standards. Our products are continually being developed to meet new challenges and are used across many industries.


Effluent Treatment uses:

  • Acid Neutralisation

Hydrated lime or quicklime is mixed with water to give an alkaline slurry which neutralises the low pH of acids. Milk of lime can also be used to avoid the need for slurrying equipment. Often insoluble calcium salt is precipitated during the reaction which can help to remove impurities from the system.

  • Sludge Treatment

A wide number of organic and inorganic sludges can be treated using quicklime or dolomitic lime to increase solids content. Biological sludge can be sanitised by the rise in temperature and pH obtained by adding these materials.  Biosolids treatment up Advanced Treated is achievable with this method.


If you cannot find your intended application, please click to look at our A - Z of lime uses page.


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