Hydrated Lime for Mining in South Africa

Day 15/04/2024

Hydrated lime is a versatile chemical compound that is extensively used in various industries, including mining. In the African mining sector, hydrated lime plays a crucial role in the extraction and processing of minerals. People use hydrated lime commonly used as a flocculant in the treatment of mine wastewater, helping to improve water quality. Additionally, the processing of ores use slaked lime to adjust pH levels and facilitate the extraction of metals such as gold, silver, and copper.

Quicklime Powder Slaked Lime Powder

Hydrated Lime on hand (TECHMICOM)

Additionally, the use of slaked lime in mining is valuable due to the increasing demand for metals and minerals worldwide. In countries as South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, people use hydrated lime in ensuring efficient and environmentally sustainable mining practices. Its ability to neutralize acidic substances and improve soil structure also makes hydrated lime an essential component in mine reclamation efforts, helping to restore disturbed land to a productive state after mining activities have ceased.

As the mining industry in Africa continues to grow, the demand for slaked lime is even more expected to rise, presenting opportunities for local producers to meet the needs of this expanding market. By investing in infrastructure and technology to manufacture calcium hydroxide at a larger scale, African countries can also reduce their reliance on imported lime products and create a more self-sufficient mining sector. Moreover, the sustainable use of slaked lime in mining operations can help mitigate the environmental impact of mining activities, so as to ensure the long-term viability of the industry while safeguarding the natural resources of the continent. 


Calcium Hydroxide Package – TECHMICOM

TECHMICOM has limestone reserves with minimum 98.0% CaCO3, which is the best quality material for making Hydrated Lime. We supply Slaked Lime at high purity (min 92% Calcium Hydroxide) for many industries all around the world.

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Mr. Leon Vu – Sales Executive
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Email: export5@shcgroup.vn