Extending the reach of our future

The lime industry is investing in modern kiln technology and fully automated hydration plants with the aim of improving quality, reducing costs, and minimizing the impact on the environment. The article describes the individual phases of EPCM projects and concludes with a case study.


The production of quicklime is one of mankind’s oldest industries, but quicklime cannot be generally described as a primary commodity that is widely traded internationally. In fact, most countries have their own limestone or dolomite deposits and produce quicklime basically for domestic consumption.

In the report [1], world lime production, including that in China, was estimated to total around 350 million t of quicklime, hydrated lime, and slaked lime, indicating a stable trend. This total does not take captive plants into account, which means the total volume produced worldwide...

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