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State: Crystal Powder
Synonyms: Carbonic acid, disodium salt, dry alkali, disodium carbonate, sodium carbonate and washing soda
Differences between Soda Ash Light and Soda Ash Dense:
Just one, Soda Ash Dense is Heavier.
Uses: Soda Ash Dense is used in soap, washing powder, dyeing, metallurgy, paper manufacturing, synthetic detergent, water treatment, daily-use glass industry, fiberglass insulation, commercial building, automotive industries and the petrolchemical industry. It is easily soluble in water. In the U.S. 9% of the soda ash that is used is used in soaps, cleaning compounds, detergents, with its primary function being as a filler. It is also a carrier for the surfactants that is in the soap and can be a source of alkalinity for the pH adjustment of the soap.
Chemical manufacturers also use Soda Ash as an intermediate from which they can create phosphates for toiletries and foods, sodium bicarbonate for the relief of physical discomfort, and corn sweeteners for soft drinks.
Recipe/Process: Homemade Laundry Detergent
- 2 cups Bar soap (finely grated)
- 2 cups Borax
- 1 quart boiling water
- 2 cups Washing Soda
- 2 gallons of water (not heated)
Add the grated soap to the boiling water. Stir until the soap has melted. Keep on low heat until the soap melts. Pour the mixture into a clean, large pail. Add the Washing Soda and the Borax and stir thoroughly until all the substances are dissolved into the mixture. Add the 2 gallons of water and stir vigorously. Cover the pail. Stir the soap before using because it will tend to gel.
Natural: Soda Ash is a sodium salt derived from a mineral called Trona. Green River Basin, Wyoming, is where the largest deposit in the world is. There Trona is mined and refined into soda ash. Soda Ash is a basic product that is used both in the chemical industry and the Alkali industry. Soda Ash is less acidic than sodium bicarbonate.
Soda Ash will tend to absorb any moisture from the atmosphere around it. It will also then begin to absorb carbon dioxide. This absorption of carbon dioxide and moisture is termed weathering. After the weathering process, soda ash will contain appreciable sodium bicarbonate and moisture. Its alkali content will not change though. It will also tend to become cakey and lumpy after it comes into contact with moisture.
Shelf Life: Indefinite as long as it is stored in a dry area in a sealed container.
Storage Directions: Store in a cool, dry area in a tightly closed container. It cannot be exposed to high humidity as it will absorb the moisture and when it reacts to the moisture it becomes chunky.
Cautions: Can irritate eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Get medical attention if needed. Avoid if pregnant. For external use only.
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