Dense and light Soda Ash Chemical Specification
|1||Alkalinity (as Na2CO3)%||≥99.2|
|2||Chloride in term of NaCL %||≤0.4|
|3||Iron content %||≤0.002|
|4||Insolubility in water %||≤0.1|
|5||Na20 % (if it’s need) %||≥58|
Dense and light Soda Ash Physical Specification
|1||Bulk Density (Dense ), gr/cm³||0.85-1.1|
|2||Bulk Density (Light), gr/cm³||0.55-0.65|
SODA ASH (Sodium Carbonate-Na2Co3)
What is Soda Ash?
Soda Ash is the 10th most consumed inorganic compound in the world, which has been used for over 5,000 years. It is a safe, simple compound and a key component in a variety of industrial processes from the manufacture of glass to dry powder detergents and lithium-ion batteries. It is also an important ingredient in the food and pharmaceutical industries
How is Soda Ash Produced?
Today, Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) is produced by two main methods, both of which produce chemically identical Soda Ash.
- Natural Soda Ash production:
Natural Soda Ash is produced by mining naturally occurring Trona Ore and then processing this via a simple process of filtering, concentration, crystallization and drying into Soda Ash which can be sold after applying these procedures. Today, this accounts for around 33% of global production. Commercially exploitable Trona deposits only occur geologically in three regions of the world: Enormous deposits in Wyoming, USA, large deposits in Turkey and much smaller and chemically less pure deposits in China.
- Synthetic Soda Ash production:
By synthetic production methods using either the so-called Solvay or Hou processes, in which salt (sodium chloride) is reacted with either limestone or ammonia, synthetic Soda Ash is produced. This accounts for about 67% of global production.