What is the difference between Agricultural lime and Industrial Lime?
Agricultural lime is selectively removed from the quarry face then crushed to a variety of size variations based on market requirements and stone quality.
Industrial Lime is selectively removed from the quarry face crushed to a suitable size then heated to 9000 + for 30 minutes which changes the chemical composition from Calcium Carbonate CaCo3 to Calcium Oxide Cao. Cao is used extensively in road stabilisation, wastewater treatment and agriculture. At WHL we then add water to the Cao creating Calcium Hydroxide Ca(OH)2. This product is used in the tanning industry, municipal water treatment, wastewater treatment, C02 absorption and pesticide manufacturing.