What lime
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Drinking Water

Lime is widely used in the production of water for human consumption, in fact in terms of quantity, it even competes with chlorine as the major chemical used in water treatment.

Water treatment is comprised of several basic processes, depending on the impruties that need to be reduced. They are as follows:

  • The removal of suspended/colloidal matter (helping to reduce tase, odours and colouration).
  • Reducing hardness.
  • Reducing the concentrations of dissolved metals.
  • Disinfection.
  • pH adjustment.

Overall a wide range of chemicals are used in water treatment. lime is used both as an alkali and as a source of calcium ions.

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