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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.


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:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1923
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02242005-113025
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ID Code:731
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:28 Feb 2005
Last Modified:09 May 2016 22:22

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