My greeting to all the reader!!
In this blog I will highlighting on the history of one or
our bestselling product Soda Ash. The intention of writing this blog is, to
make a bright future we should be aware of past. The reason why we have
something nice to cover our body or having an object in which we can look our
own face is this start.
Before industrial revolution, sodium carbonate, often known
as Soda ash was retrieved from natural source that is either from vegetable or
mineral. Soda was made from ashes of certain plants or seaweed has been known
Around at the end of the 18th century, the
available production was far below the immensely growing demand of the
detergent and glass industry. The innovation of a process was given such an
importance that, French Academy of science offered an award for the successful
invention of the practical process to manufacture soda ash.
Innovator named Nicolas Leblanc proposed a process starting
from common salt and obtained a patent in 1791.
The process was named after him as Leblanc process and it
has another name called black ash process. It was developed in the period
1825 till 1890.
The major limitation of this process was its environmental
impact, because this process emitted large amount HCl gas and the production of
calcium sulphide solid waste which not only lost valuable sulphur but also
produced poisonous gases.
So to overcome that limitation, Ernest Solvay in 1861 came
up with a process which was perfected version of the Leblanc process. It was
based on common salt, limestone and ammonia.
The competition between who was best lasted many years, But
relative simplicity with reduced operating costs and above all reduced
environment impact of the Solvay process ensured its success. Leblanc
production had a decline in its curve of acceptability from 1885. Not only
process was getting infamous, with Solvay process in picture the price of Soda
Ash also dropped effectively and after First World War, black ash process got
Since then Solvay process had the monopoly not only in
Western Europe but all over the world.
Last but not the lease we not only trade a product, we
inherit it and we sell it. To have a look on our product. Please visit our website.
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