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sodiumsilicatesSodium Silicate Plants Technology

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.

Product applications
Sodium silicate is mainly used as detergents additive as:

  • Heavy metal complexant
  • Alkalinity provider • Co-builder
  • Corrosion-inhibitor

However, it can also be used in the following processes:

  • Paper production
  • Glass production
  • Cements production
  • Waste water treatment