Desmet Ballestra offers two types of plants depending on the Silica feedstock and the expected product
- Wet process plant processing silica sand to produce Sodium Silicate alkaline solution.
- Water-glass dissolution plant processing water-glass lumps to produce Sodium Silicate solutions neutral or in a wide range of alkalinity.
Sodium silicate is mainly used as detergents additive as:
- Heavy metal complexant
- Alkalinity provider • Co-builder
However, it can also be used in the following processes:
- Paper production
- Glass production
- Cements production
- Waste water treatment