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Tag: Lime

Lime Mortars Lime mortars require grinding to slake the unslaked particles and to make an intimate mixture of the materials. Lime/surkhi mortars are ground in two operations,…

Shell Lime Shell lime freshly slaked is used for polished plaster and white washing. It comes under the catagory of ‘fat limes’.

Burning of Lime Limestone is burnt in clamps or kilns. Fuel used is generally, coal-dust or fire-wood. Cowdung or litter should not be used with kankar. A…

Hydraulic Lime Hydraulic lime is obtained by burning kankar or clayey limestones. Lime is considered to be hydraulic when it sets under water within 7 to 30…