soda ash


Definition of soda ash

: commercial anhydrous sodium carbonate

Examples of soda ash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sodium is a common element that’s usually mined from soda ash, but it can be found basically anywhere, including in seawater and in peat from bogs. Gregory Barber, Wired, 8 Nov. 2021 Employees’ existing skills also translate well to other mining jobs, including in the trona industry, which produces a source of soda ash, said Rick Lee, CEO of the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 July 2021 Two pipelines snake through a dry-wash canyon delivering water to the town’s historic mineral plant, where it is used in the production of soda ash, boron and salt. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 That second plant uses glass from a factory a few miles away that heats soda ash, sand and lime to 3,000 degrees to turn them into glass slightly thinner than a window panel. Bob Davis, WSJ, 21 June 2021 This set is made from soda ash glass which is 100% free of lead. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 May 2021 Men from across the country moved in to make fast money in coal, oil, gas, or trona (the raw material for soda ash, which in turn is used to make glass, paper, baking soda, and other products). J.j. Anselmi, The New Republic, 21 Dec. 2020 Much of the valley floor is covered by a dry lake bed from which borax and soda ash can be extracted, an abundance that gave birth to Trona in the early 1900s. Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2019 The furnaces that turn sand, limestone and soda ash into liquid glass can hit 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Marc Silver, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of soda ash

1839, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2021

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“Soda ash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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