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Soda Ash


Soda ash is the common name for sodium carbonate, a chemical compound frequently used in manufacturing, industry, and even around the house. Glass production is one of the primary uses for sodium carbonate. Detergents and cleaning agents may also make use of it, and it can be used in cooking or as a food additive, as well.

Soda Ash is used as a builder or filler in the formulation of soaps, detergents, and other cleaning compounds. In the glass industry it is used to bring down the melting temperature of silica sand (the main raw material of glass). In the paper industry, soda ash is used in the preparation of the sodium sulphite buffer liquid used in the pulp manufacturing process. Soda ash even finds an application in the water treatment segment, by adjusting the pH of water when it is acidic.


Parameters Specifications Results
Total alkalinity (As Na2CO3) Percent by mass <=98.2 99.0
Chloride (as NACL) Percent by mass <=0.85 0.48
Bulk Density (gms / litre) 450 to 650 575

Soda Ash is the common name for Sodium Carbonate, which is a chemical compound with the formula Na3CO3. This Compound is also known as washing soda and soda crystals. Soda ash can be categorized as an inorganic compound. It can be noted that all hydrates of sodium carbonated are referred to as soda ash. It can also noted that all these forms of sodium carbonate are white solids under standard conditions. Soda ash is water-soluble and is known to form slightly alkaline solutions when disolved in water Traditional methods of obtaining soda ash involved the burning of plants that grow in sodium-rich soils and collecting ther ashes (hence the name).