How is sodium carbonate produced commercially

Substance Infocard

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 10 000 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (eg machine wash liquids / detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (eg cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (eg hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (eg machine wash liquids / detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (eg cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (eg hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass and ceramic used for large surface area articles (eg construction and building materials for floor coverings, isolation articles) and metal used for large surface area articles (eg construction and building materials used for roof sheets, pipes).

Widespread uses by professional workers

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development, mining, health services and formulation of mixtures and / or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (eg machine wash liquids / detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (eg cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (eg hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, inks and toners, textile treatment products and dyes, leather treatment products, paper chemicals and dyes and laboratory chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, inks and toners and laboratory chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, in the production of articles, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids / detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.