soda ash

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Definition of soda ash

: commercial anhydrous sodium carbonate

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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, "Trona High’s once-mighty Sandmen fight to keep football alive in wake of earthquakes," 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, "Netflix breaks the reality show mold with ‘Blown Away’," 18 Aug. 2019 Trona sits at the edge of a dry lake from which various companies have extracted minerals such as borax and soda ash for over a century, and its neighborhoods are roughly planned around four plants, all connected by long, winding Trona Road. Gustavo Arellano, latimes.com, "Massive earthquakes cracked the very foundations of the tiny but tough town of Trona," 8 July 2019 Even before the quake, Trona was a city that appeared to be hanging by its fingernails, beholden to a single processing plant, Searles Valley Minerals, that makes products like soda ash and borax. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Trona, California, was trying to bounce back. Then an earthquake hit. Then a bigger one.," 7 July 2019 Each fabric strip was hand-colored with a mixture of warm water, powdered color dye, soda ash and salt. Hailey Branson-potts, latimes.com, "On the 40th anniversary of the LGBTQ pride symbol, artist wants her rainbow flag story told," 8 June 2018 Use soda ash to increase pH; muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate to decrease. Danielle Beurteaux, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer," 18 May 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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