Sodium Sulphate Production Cost Analysis 2020
Sodium sulphate or sulphate of soda is an inorganic compound. It is primarily used for the production of detergents and in the Kraft process of paper pulping. Some of its forms include:
- Heptahydrate sodium sulphate is a very rare form of sodium sulphate.
- Anhydrous sodium sulphate, which is a rare mineral thenardite that is used as a drying agent in organic synthesis.
- Decahydrate sodium sulphate, or the mineral mirabilite, is most commonly used by the chemical industry. It is also known as Glauber's salt.
About two-thirds of the world’s production of sodium sulphate is received from mirabilite. It is also manufactured from by-products of chemical processes such as hydrochloric acid manufacturing.
The crystals were used as a general-purpose laxative, until around 1900s. By reacting with potassium carbonate or potash, Glauber’s salt was used as a raw material for the industrial manufacturing of soda ash in the 18th century. By the 19th century, the demand for soda saw a boom, so the large scale Leblanc process that manufactured synthetic sodium sulphate became the principal method of soda ash production.
There are two types of sodium sulphate—natural and byproduct, which is also known as synthetic. Natural sodium sulfate is manufactured from naturally occurring brines and crystalline deposits, such as the saline lakes in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Whereas, synthetic sodium sulphate is recovered as a byproduct of various manufacturing processes. Both types of sodium sulphate have many crucial and useful applications in various consumer products.
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