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The Solvay process for the manufacture of sodium carbonate was developed in 1865.The process involves adding gaseous ammonia to brine (concentrated aqueous sodium chloride) and then saturating with carbon dioxide. Sodium hydrogen carbonate is precipitated and then this is calcinated (strongly heated) to sodium carbonate and carbon dioxide.Ammonia and carbon dioxide are recycled.
W. Büchner, R. Schliebs, G. Winter, K.H. Büchel, Industrial Inorganic Chemistry, VCH, 1989
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