Dolomitic Quicklime

Dolomitic quicklime is lime made from high quality deposits of dolomitic limestone containing 40% to 44% magnesium carbonate (MgCO3).


Dolomitic quicklime (MgO·CaO) commonly known as dolime is a widely used chemical compound. It is a white, caustic and alkaline crystalline solid. As a commercial product, dolomitic quicklime often contains small amounts of silicon dioxide and trace amounts of aluminum and iron oxides.

The primary chemical reaction involved in dolomitic lime manufacture is as shown below:

CaMg(CO3)2 + HEAT = CaO•MgO + 2 CO2

Dolomitic quicklime products have many applications, including use as a flux and slag conditioner in steelmaking, in environmental applications and wastewater treatment. 


Dolomitic Quicklime is available from several sites in Canada and the USA. Please contact our sales team to enquire further about Dolomitic Quicklime. 


Le saviez-vous ?

Lime is among the oldest and most vital materials used by humans. Most ancient languages have a word for calcium oxide. In Latin it is calx, from which the name of the element calcium is taken.