Calcium oxide and other calcium products are used in a variety of steel and metals applications primarily in electric arc furnace (EAF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF), as well as related water treatment and environmental systems. Calcium oxide (Quicklime) is used as a flux in purifying steel in the electric arc furnace (EAF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF), removing phosphorus, sulfur, and silica, and manganese. Quicklime also has important uses in the secondary refining of steel and in the manufacture of steel products.
Mississippi Lime’s Standard Quicklime products are widely used due to their quality and consistency. High available calcium oxide, low total sulfur levels, low impurities, low loss on ignition and controlled fines content allow steel companies to cost effectively meet the high quality standards required in today’s global market place.
Mississippi Lime’s Standard Hydrated Lime products are used in water treatment and environmental applications while CalCarb® Calcium Carbonate (limestone) can be used in pig iron manufacturing applications.