Solvay process

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an industrial process for producing sodium carbonate from sodium chloride and ammonia and carbon dioxide

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Solvay process wastes are the predominant materials found in the waste beds and are composed primarily of calcium carbonate, calcium chloride and magnesium hydroxide.
One of these was the Solvay Process Company (a predecessor to Honeywell International, Inc.), which began producing soda ash on the west shore of Onondaga Lake in 1884.
(which incorporated various companies including the Solvay Process Company) began producing chlorine and caustic potash, as well as various organic chemicals including benzene and toluene.
Sodium carbonate is a chemical produced through solvay process or ammonium soda process with limestone as the raw material in addition to salt brine (NaCl), natural gas and ammonia.
Solvay Process: Saturated Salt brine (15oC) is purified in a series of absorbers with ammonia and Carbondioxide obtained from waste process gases.