Talk:Solvay process

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Chemistry (Rated B-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Chemistry, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of chemistry on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Relationship to soda ash article[edit]

There is substantial duplication between material in this article and in the article on "soda ash." I would think that the quite good text on the uses of soda ash in the present article (on the Solvay process) should be merged into the soda ash article and removed from this one. Comments? Anyone game to do the merger?EAS 13:23, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Overall Equation[edit]

I was just wondering if anyone could put in an overall equation of the process in the first section? Easy and quick job that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks heaps.

OK. I made an effort to clarify this section. Please indicate if this is better, or make a stab yourself!EAS 02:03, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Useful links[edit]

Discrepancy[edit]

Forgive me if this is just a stupid mistake of mine, but on the wiki page for Sodium Carbonate, under the Hou process is: "Hou's Process is the most common current process in the world to produce sodium carbonate.", which goes against the claim in the introduction of this page that 3/4ths of the world's supply is made via the Solvay process. I don't know enough to know which to correct, but it seems some editing is in order. Cruorem 21:15, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

I would consider Huo's process to be a variant of the Solvay process. Both use the lower solubility of sodium bicarbonate compared to that of sodium chloride to precipitate the bicarbonate. The remaining part of the cycle is varied according to what byproduct you want to get. In earlier times, ammonia was expensive, so there was a motive to recycle it. Today it is less expensive, so selling the ammonium chloride as fertilizer is an economically viable way to do it. BTW the sodium carbonate article is in dire need of references to verify the facts of both processes. Karl Hahn (T) (C) 21:41, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 2 external links on Solvay process. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 10:57, 4 July 2016 (UTC)