Producing soda ash from nepheline in Russia

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The production of soda ash as a byproduct of extracting alumina from nepheline ores could be a lucrative, low-waste option for Russian companies, but, as IM Correspondent Vladislav Vorotnikov explains, there are a number of caveats to using the technology, particularly in a commodities market dogged by low prices.

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Nepheline ores mined in the Bashkiria republic of Russia's southern Urals region could be a source of soda ash )source: Alexey Shockov, via Flickr).

Depleting limestone reserves in Russia could benefit from new technology capable of extracting soda ash from nepheline.

The process has been developed by Achins Alumina...

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