Calcium oxide in lumps

Calcium oxide, or quicklime, is mainly used in the iron and steel industry. When processing steel and iron, fluidifying the slag, quicklime contributes to remove impurities like sulphur and phosphorous. Another important and essential use consists in the production of sugar, where the task of lime is to separate, through alkalinisation, organic acids and albumins from the juice of beetroots and sugar canes.