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The amount of usage of hydrated lime slurry is largely dependent upon its reactivity.  The National Lime Association has published a chart showing that as the water to quicklime ratio decreases, the surface area of lime particles increases.  Since the Lime-Save process (USPTO patent #7,718,085 & #7,897,062) allows for solids content well above 40%, less water is required to slake the quicklime than normal operations.  It follows that hydrated lime slurry made from the Process would have higher than normal surface area.  Since surface area is a predictor of reactivity, it is assumed that is at least part of the reason of the success of the Process at the power plant near Phoenix Arizona resulted in a 38% saving in lime usage compared with what was expected.

Batch processing allows the amount of water to be used to make the batch to be metered into the mixing tank in relation to the known weight of the quicklime to be slaked.  After initial slaking, the slurry can be tested by a simple method to make any further additions of water to result in a consistent lime slurry product.
Typical Slurry Analysis
Typical Slurry Analysis

National Lime Association Chart

National Lime Association Chart

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