Turkey’s soda ash projects today, and how they got there
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015
Until 1979, Turkey was unaware that it was sitting on two of the largest deposits of trona ore, the main source of natural soda ash, in the world. Since then, the industry has moved in fits and starts to sit on the cusp of becoming a top contender in the global soda ash market. IM takes a look at the history of Turkey’s soda ash industry and how it hopes to develop in the future.
The town of Beypazari in
central Turkey is best known for its historic buildings
and natural springs, but is also home to one of the
world’s largest deposits of trona.
Soda ash is the informal name given to the chemical, sodium
carbonate (Na2CO3). Originally, sodium carbonate...