Lime is used in wastewater treatment for pH adjustment, chemical precipitation, and alkalinity addition.
It is available as quicklime (calcium oxide) or hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) but creates issues in storage as well as during operation.
The production of lime is an energy intensive process and is responsible for direct carbon emissions.
The production of one ton of quicklime is responsible for 1170 kg of carbon emissions.
Our natural mineral solutions offer a direct replacement for commodity lime, reducing the risk to operators and the treatment process, as well as protecting equipment.
Omya’s products have a much lower carbon footprint, which improves the sustainability of the water treatment process.