Lime Kiln - Ragged Point

Arthur Hutchinson’s abandoned Lime Kiln at Ragged Point, Barbados

To extract sugar from sugar cane Calcium Oxide (CaO) has to be added to the juice. This allows the impurities to precipitate and be removed from the juice. This is done in large settling tanks after the juice is heated. The residue, called mud, is filtered out and used to fertilise the cane fields. This lime, …

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