Lime

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

The most commonly used alkali to stabilise water before distribution. Three forms are available: limestone (CaCO3), quicklime (CaO) and hydrated lime (Ca(OH)2) (WHO 2001).

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Interpretations and Explanations

Hydrated lime is the most commonly used form for stabilisation (WHO 2001).

References

WHO (2001) Upgrading water treatment plants

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WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)


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