Soda Ash

Approximately fifteen percent of soda ash production is used by the industry. Soda ash is an acknowledged source of sodium ions in the production of sodium phosphates, sodium silicates, chrome chemicals and photographic chemicals. It is also used in the production of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), which is an essential ingredient in the beverage, coatings, detergents, food, dialysis, and personal care markets.

For many of these applications, soda ash is interchangeable with caustic soda while also delivering a cost advantage.

Soda ash offers a functional substitute for caustic soda in applications that include:

  • pH adjustment/acid neutralization
  • Manufacturing of sodium chemicals including sodium phosphates, sodium sulfate, sodium sulfite, sodium acetate, sodium nitrite and sodium citrate
  • Kraft pulping
  • Flue gas desulfurization