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“Quicklime has the advantage of making the nopales more efficient.”
“Quicklime will react with the water releasing heat and a gas which should not be breathed.”
“- Quicklime (CaO): produced directly by calcinating stone containing lime.”
“Quicklime is highly water absorbent and must be protected from humidity.”
“Quicklime is manufactured by calcining limestone at temperatures around 900°C which is almost 35 per cent lower than the heat required for cement clinker production.”
“WATER ABSORPTION: Quicklime undergoes a hydration reaction in the presence of water or in moist soil.”
“Quicklime is extremely hygroscopic (ie it attracts water) and must be protected from moisture.”
“QUICKLIME (CaO): Quicklime is produced directly by firing the stone in kilns.”
“· Quicklime (CaO), produced by burning limestone, can be used for stabilizing, but has several drawbacks: it has to be well crushed before use; it becomes very hot (up to 150° C) and can burn the skin; the heat of hydration tends to dry the soil quickly, with the risk of delayed hydration after several months.”
“· Quicklime has to be hydrated before use in construction work, therefore this should be done soon after it is unloaded from the kiln, as hydrated lime is much easier to store and transport.”
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