PENTA Engineering In the Limelight

Behind the construction of a lime plant

Narayana Jayaraman and Francisco Benavides, PEC Consulting, detail the configurations and deliberations behind the construction of a lime plant.


The manufacture of quicklime (sometime referred to as lime or CaO) involves a simple chemical process, involving the calcination of high‑grade calcium carbonate (CaCO3) at a temperature ranging from 950 − 1150 C. However, there are challenges associated with the choice of appropriate technology and design, based on…read more

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