Category: Chemicals

Lime in the Sugar Industry

Hydrated lime is essential to the production of sugar from both sugar cane and sugar beets. It is also used to purify sugar derived from other sources, such as maple or sorghum. Sugar cane and sugar beets are harvested and processed with water to form raw juice, which has low pH and contains dissolved impurities. Hydrated lime is added to the juice to raise the pH and to react with the impurities to form insoluble calcium organic compounds that can…

Why Is LIME Still Important

What do you think of when you hear the word “lime?” Do you think of little green fruit, used in margaritas?  Or maybe an illness transported by mosquitos? That’s not the kind of lime we’re talking about.  We’re talking about the versatile mineral, the building block of construction and human progress that is a fundamental part of your everyday life, whether you realize it or not. You probably woke up and showered this morning as you prepared for your day. …

Lime In Water Treatment

In terms of annual tonnage, lime ranks first among chemicals used in the treatment of potable and industrial water supplies. Lime is used by many municipalities to improve water quality, especially for water softening and arsenic removal. Indeed, the American Water Works Association has issued standards that provide for the use of lime in drinking water treatment. And our lime at Texas Chemicals manufacturing company meet up with the standards Softening – In water softening, hydrated lime is used to remove…


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