A process used to produce large quantities of soda ash from sodium chloride, ammonia, and carbon dioxide.
A process for making soda (sodium carbonate) by treating common salt (sodium chloride) with ammonia and carbon dioxide.
A process used to produce large quantities of sodium carbonate. In the Solvay process, salt (sodium chloride) is treated with ammonia and then carbon dioxide, producing sodium bicarbonate and ammonium chloride. The ammonium chloride is usually combined with lime to produce ammonia (recycled for reuse) and calcium chloride.
Origin of solvay-process
- After Ernest Solvay
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition