Trade Name: Caustic Soda
Chemical name: Sodium hydroxide
Chemical formula: NaOH
Synonyms: Sodium hydroxide, Caustic Soda, NaOH, Soda lye, lye,
Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide, lye) with the chemical’s formula NaOH is an inorganic compound which is a solid, white substance with a melting point of 1390 ° C and a density of 2.13.
Sodium hydroxide is a highly flammable, alkaline base that decomposes at normal ambient temperatures and may cause severe chemical burns. It is highly soluble in water and easily absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide from the air. It forms a set of NaOH·nH2O.
Sodium hydroxide is widely used in the production of chemicals, detergents and soaps, pulp and paper, in the production of dyes, aluminum, petrochemicals and textiles.
Standard 8alkaline sodium hydroxide solution is also used in laboratories to determine the concentration of unknown acids in acid-base titration. In the food industry, this substance is used to remove bitterness from olives. Burning profit in both medium and solid types produced in factories.
It’s also strong fat remover and neutralizing acidic environments and PH regulator.
Caustic soda or Sodium Hydroxide due to its characteristics in various industries such as milk industry, canning, olive sweetening, water purification, chocolate production, cocoa and caramel production, washing vegetables and fruits, beverage, oil purification, production Sugar and doubt are used.
Like other edible and alkaline acids, only a drop of sodium hydroxide solution can easily break down proteins and fats in living tissues by hydrolysis of amides and ester hydrolysis, resulting in chemical burns and possibly permanent blindness. Make eye contact. Its solid alkali can also show its corrosive nature in the presence of water, such as water vapor; Therefore, when using these chemicals or their solutions, protective equipment such as rubber gloves, safety clothing and eye protection should always be used. The basic standard procedure for rinsing an alkaline substance from the skin, like other corrosives, is to rinse with plenty of water. Washing should continue for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
In addition, the dissolution of sodium hydroxide is very exothermic, and the resulting heat can cause heat burns or flammable materials. It also generates heat when it reacts with acid.
Sodium hydroxide is also slightly corrosive to glass, which can damage its transparency or lock glass junctions together. Sodium hydroxide is also corrosive to many metals, such as aluminum, which reacts with alkali to produce flammable hydrogen gas at the contact surface.
The applications of Caustic Soda Flakes are very wide in industry, different industries use different materials. Some of these industries are:
This instruction consists of this that continuously passage of water through a mixture of alkali (salt ash) and crude lime to obtain sodium hydroxide. European soap makers followed the same instructions
How to use caustic soda in daily life?
The main benefit of caustic soda is as a drain pipe cleaner, it clogs drains, removes accumulated grease from furnaces, and is used to make soap and detergents. This is a versatile product that you should have at home because it has many uses.
Packaging of sodium hydroxide flakes:
* Impenetrable to water and moisture
* Easy to transport goods with proper packaging and size
* Maintain the safety and quality of the product during transportation and storage
* Full description on product packaging