Commercial Lime Slurry
Commercial lime slurry is delivered on an as-needed basis. Gilmour & Company provides the service of refilling the slurry storage tank when required. In some cases, clients call us to set up a delivery; in other cases, we monitor the tanks.
Lime slurry can be easily stored in mild steel or poly tanks. Tank sizing must consider usage rate, delivery truck capacity and order lead time.
Agitation can be accomplished with a slow speed mechanical agitator, pump recirculation, air, etc. Gilmour & Company’s hydrated lime slurry is relatively easy to keep in suspension.
By-Product Carbide Lime Slurry
Carbide lime is a high quality hydrated lime slurry produced as a by-product of the generation of acetylene gas according to the following formula:
CaC₂ + 2H₂O → C₂H₂ + Ca(OH)₂
It is produced as a 10% solids slurry and is stored in tanks, where the excess water is decanted to increase the solids content for distribution in 5000-gallon tank trucks.
Carbide lime has been used for decades as an alternative source for hydrated lime in such applications as municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, flu-gas desulfurization, sludge conditioning, road stabilization and other applications where normal commercial lime is used.