The Use Of Soda Ash In Industry

- Mar 24, 2018 -

Soda ash can be divided into many types depending on the use and purity. The soda ash type that uses the most widely and the largest amount is industrial soda ash. Then industrial soda ash can be divided into several categories according to the different uses?

Soda ash is one of the important chemical raw materials used in making chemicals, cleaning agents, detergents, and also in photography and pharmaceutical products. The

Most of it is used in industry, and a small part is for civilian use. Among industrial soda ash, mainly light industry, building materials, and chemical industry account for about 2/3; followed by metallurgy, textile, petroleum, defense, medicine, and other industries. The glass industry is the largest consumer of soda ash and consumes 0.2 tons of soda ash per ton of glass. The chemical industry is used in making water glass, sodium dichromate, sodium nitrate, sodium fluoride, baking soda, borax, trisodium phosphate and the like. The metallurgical industry is used as a smelting flux, flotation agent for beneficiation, and steelmaking and refining are used as desulfurizers. The printing and dyeing industry is used as a water softener. The tanning industry uses degreased, neutralized chrome tanned leather for raw hides and improves the alkalinity of chrome tannins. It is also used to produce synthetic detergent additives such as sodium tripolyphosphate and other sodium phosphates. Food grade soda ash is used to produce monosodium glutamate, pasta, etc.

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