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The Production of Caustic Soda Solution from Trona


Kuffel, George Cole (1923) The Production of Caustic Soda Solution from Trona. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/R9VQ-3S68.


This problem concerns itself with the possibility of producing a reasonably pure concentrated caustic soda solution using trona as a starting material. It involves a carbonation process, purification of raw material and causticization with lime. Since soda ash costs a little less than three times what trona costs, the process has good commercial possibilities.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lacey, William Noble
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:1 January 1923
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02242005-113025
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ID Code:731
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Deposited On:28 Feb 2005
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:01

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