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Hydrated Lime

Hydrated lime, chemically known as calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), is a dry powder formed by mixing quicklime with the right amount of water to satisfy its natural affinity for moisture. This process converts calcium oxide (CaO) into calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2).

The quantity of water needed for hydrated lime production depends on the characteristics of the quicklime and the hydrating equipment used. Once produced, hydrated lime readily forms a suspension or slurry and is often pumped to various process locations within industrial plants. The resulting hydrated lime solution is highly alkaline, boasting a pH of 12.4. Most hydrated lime formulations contain approximately 75% calcium oxide and 25% water.

Applications of Hydrated Lime

hydrated lime powder

Turkey lime is used to increase Ph, to provide excess lime as an alkalinity buffer, improve hole cleaning for removing soluble carbonate ions, for controlling corrosion.

  • Water treatment processes
  • Asphalt industry as an anti-stripping agent
  • Soil stabilization projects
  • Oil and gas drilling operations
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Mining activities

Some hydrated lime products are also tailored for use in the food industry, particularly in sugar processing.

Role of lime in drilling mud

  1. Maintaining pH Balance: Turkish lime is often used in drilling fluids to adjust and maintain the pH balance of the mud. By controlling the acidity or alkalinity of the drilling fluid, lime helps optimize the performance of other additives and equipment downhole.

  2. Fluid Loss Control: Our lime is effective in controlling fluid loss during drilling operations. It forms a thin filter cake on the walls of the borehole, reducing the permeability of the surrounding formations and minimizing the loss of drilling fluid into the formation.

  3. Enhancing Fluid Stability: The lime helps stabilize the properties of drilling fluids, such as viscosity and rheology. This ensures consistent fluid behavior, facilitating efficient drilling and wellbore stability.

  4. Preventing Clay Swelling: In formations containing clay minerals, lime can inhibit the swelling of clay particles when exposed to water-based drilling fluids. This prevents wellbore instability issues such as stuck pipe and differential sticking.

  5. Improving Mud Density: High quality lime can be used as a weighting agent to increase the density of drilling fluids. This is particularly beneficial in situations where higher mud densities are required to counteract formation pressures and maintain well control.

  6. Alkalinity Adjustment: Meanwhile lime contributes to the overall alkalinity of the drilling fluid, which can help neutralize acidic components encountered in the formation. This is crucial for preventing corrosion of drilling equipment and protecting well integrity.

  7. Sulfide Control: Finally lime reacts with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other sulfide compounds present in drilling fluids, reducing their corrosive potential and mitigating the risk of sour gas-related issues.

Packing

Our hydrated lime is available in powder form and packaged in 25 kg paper laminated bags. Additionally, palletizing and shrink-wrapping options are available for convenience and efficient handling.

Export Destinations

Our hydrated lime is primarily sought after by customers in water treatment, oil and gas drilling, paper, and food industries. We export hydrated lime to African, European, East Asian, and CIS countries, ensuring compliance with ASTM standards. Our production, packaging, and exporting processes are authorized by Iran Chemical Mine, utilizing the finest raw materials for hydrated lime production.

Identification

  • Name: Hydrated Lime
  • Formula: Ca(OH)2
  • Molecular Weight: 74 g/mol
  • Form: Powder
  • Density: 450-550 kg/m³
  • pH: 11-12 at 20°C

Technical Specifications of Turkey lime

The chemical formula for hydrated lime, also known as calcium hydroxide, is Ca(OH)2. This formula indicates that each molecule of hydrated lime consists of one calcium atom (Ca), two oxygen atoms (O), and two hydrogen atoms (H). When hydrated lime is produced, water molecules (H2O) react with calcium oxide (CaO) to form calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2). This chemical reaction is represented by the equation:

CaO + H2O → Ca(OH)2

ComponentSpecification
Ca(OH)2<90%
CaO<1.5%
MgO<1%
SiO2<1%
Al2O3<0.5%
Fe2O3<0.2%
P2O5<0.05%
MnO2<0.02%
Na2O<0.1%
K2O<0.1%
SO3<1.3%
TraceTrace

For updated pricing and further inquiries regarding our hydrated lime products, please feel free to contact us through our provided contact lines or email address.

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