Turkey’s soda ash solution

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011

After just one year in production, natural soda ash newcomer Eti Soda already has further plans to become a “crucial player”, while majority partner Ciner develops the Kazan trona resource. IM visited Turkey’s trona patch to assess the latest developments. Mike O’Driscoll, Editor

Soda ash is a vital raw material in the manufacture of glass, chemicals, and detergents, and is produced worldwide, predominantly as a synthetic grade through the Solvay Process (see charts). Natural soda ash production, usually from the hydrated sodium bicarbonate carbonate mineral trona, has a distinct processing cost advantage over the...

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