Dewatering: Thickening, Filtering, CCD, Water Treatment & Tailings Disposal

Dewatering: Thickening, Filtering, CCD, Water Treatment & Tailings Disposal2017-04-04T06:57:46-04:00
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HYDRATED LIME MIXING (3 replies and 4 comments)

1 year ago
Rofabri 1 year ago

I need help in selecting a mixer to mix a 20% solution of hydrated lime into water. Anyone have advice?

1 year ago
TonyE 1 year ago
1 like by David

What are the process dynamics? Is this a laboratory, batch or continuous application? What is the mass or volumetric throughput?

1 year ago

It is for 20 m3 tank where the lime solution is being prepared for neutralisation purposes. It is a batch process.

1 year ago
babygenius76 1 year ago
1 like by David

What is the end product you are trying to produce? What is the particle size distribution of the hydrated lime? 

1 year ago

The end product is a lime suspension for neutralisation. As I said hydrated lime in water. The particles are fine - while I have not been given the particle sizing I do know it is a fine powder with a p80 of 60um I would imagine

1 year ago
SmartDog 1 year ago
1 like by David

The basic mixer selection should be based on using a low shear mixer.  Even at 20% the solution will be moderately viscous requiring continuous agitation to maintain mixing.  As babygenius76 implied, the production of the hydrated lime usually starts with getting the raw limestone, which can be fairly coarse,  The common method would be to feed the limestone to a ball mill (actually tower mills are commonly used) to assure production of a fine size and start the mixing/hydration.  This then goes to agitated storage tanks using the low shear mixers to finish mixing and maintain consistency.  Low shear, because even after grinding the particles can be abrasive and high shear would wear out fast.

Mike Rockandel
1 year ago

Contact sttenviro formerly stanco, or feeco intl. Both very good suppliers. You do need info on your CaO such as purity and reactivity

1 year ago

This not slaking lime - it is mixing already slaked/hydrated lime with water.

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