From juice purification to the field
Lime for purifying the raw juice
We add the lime to the raw juice, along with CO₂. In the subsequent reaction, much of the non-sugar material binds to the lime and can then be filtered out together with the lime. This transforms the raw juice into clarified juice. The filtered lime is pressed and, with a dry content of around 68 to 70 per cent, it is distributed to the farmers as a spreadable fertilizer.
|Calcium oxide (CaO)||290.0 kg per tonne of carbolime|
|Phosphor (P₂O₅)||15.0 kg per tonne of carbolime|
|Potassium (K₂O)||1.0 kg per tonne of carbolime|
|Magnesium (MgO)||10.0 kg per tonne of carbolime|
|Sulphur (S)||2.2 kg per tonne of carbolime|
Popular lime fertilizer in agriculture
Carbolime is commonly used in agriculture. It has a very fast reaction speed for regulating the pH value of the soil, making it an ideal soil fertilizer. The calcium creates bonds between the clay minerals and the humus in the soil. This supports a stable aggregate structure and improves the air/water ratio in the soil. Its valuable additional nutrients also help to ensure that the plants obtain a balanced supply.
Availability of carbolime
Carbolime is distributed during the campaign and can easily be stored at the edge of the field without significant losses until it is spread on the crop stubble. At some production factories, there is still some available even in summer.