Liquid caustic soda

Hscode: 28151200 Chemical formula: NaOH CAS Nu: 1310-73-2 UN Nu: 1824 Hazard Class: 8 Synonyms: Liquid Caustic Soda, Caustic, Soda Lye, Lye Solution, Sodium Hydroxide, Caustic Soda, 50 %

Petrochemical: Arvand

Liquid caustic, also known as caustic soda or sodium hydroxide (NaOH), is a highly versatile and widely

used chemical compound. It is an inorganic base and has a variety of industrial applications.

  • Soap and Detergent Manufacturing: Liquid caustic soda is a crucial ingredient in the production of soaps and detergents. It helps in the saponification process, where fats or oils react with sodium hydroxide to produce soap.

  • Textile Industry: Liquid caustic soda is used in various stages of textile production. It is involved in processes like mercerization, where it imparts strength and luster to cotton fibers, and dyeing, where it helps in the fixation of dyes onto fabrics.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Liquid caustic soda is utilized in the manufacturing of certain medications and pharmaceutical intermediates. It plays a role in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and other chemical compounds.

  • Pulp and Paper Industry: Liquid caustic soda is used for various purposes in the pulp and paper manufacturing process. It helps in the delignification of wood pulp, breaking down lignin to separate fibers and facilitate paper production.

  • Petroleum and Gas Industry: Liquid caustic soda finds applications in the petroleum and gas industry. It is used for gas sweetening, where it removes impurities such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from natural gas streams.

  • Cleaning and Household Products: Liquid caustic soda is an ingredient in many cleaning products, such as oven cleaners, drain cleaners, and bathroom cleaners. It helps in dissolving grease, oils, and other organic matter.

  • Water Treatment: Liquid caustic soda is used in water treatment processes, including pH adjustment, neutralization of acidic water, and disinfection of water supplies. It helps in the removal of contaminants and impurities.

  • pH Adjustment and Neutralization: Liquid caustic soda is used in various industries for pH adjustment and neutralization of acidic substances. It can neutralize acidic wastewater, effluents, and industrial byproducts.

  • Aluminum Etching and Anodizing: Liquid caustic soda is employed in the etching and anodizing processes for aluminum. It helps in the removal of surface impurities and prepares the metal for further treatment or coating.

  • Food Processing: Liquid caustic soda is used in the food industry for various purposes. It is used for cleaning and sanitizing equipment, particularly in dairy and beverage processing. It can also be used in the preparation of certain food products, such as curing olives or adjusting the pH of certain ingredients. Waste Treatment: Liquid caustic soda is employed in waste treatment facilities for the neutralization and treatment of acidic or corrosive waste. It helps in adjusting the pH levels of wastewater and can aid in the precipitation or removal of certain contaminants.

  • Pool and Spa Maintenance: Liquid caustic soda is used in pool and spa maintenance to adjust the pH levels of the water. It helps maintain the proper chemical balance, preventing the growth of algae and bacteria.

  • Cleaning in Place (CIP) Systems: Liquid caustic soda is utilized in Cleaning in Place systems commonly found in the food and beverage industry. It helps remove stubborn residues, such as protein deposits or mineral scales, from processing equipment and pipelines.

  • Leather and Textile Industry: Liquid caustic soda is involved in certain processes in the leather and textile industries. It can be used in the removal of hair or wool from hides, as well as in the dyeing and finishing of textiles.

  • Construction and Building Materials: Liquid caustic soda is used in the production of various construction and building materials. It can be employed in the manufacturing of cement, as well as in the treatment of certain types of bricks and ceramics.

  • Biodiesel Production: Liquid caustic soda is used in the production of biodiesel, where it helps in the transesterification process, converting vegetable oils or animal fats into biodiesel fuel.

  • Rubber and Plastic Manufacturing: Liquid caustic soda is used in the rubber and plastic industry for various applications. It can be involved in the production of synthetic rubber, as well as in the processing and recycling of plastics. These are just a few more examples of the wide range of applications of liquid caustic soda. Its versatility and strong chemical properties make it a valuable substance in numerous industries and processes.

Typical Test Unit Specification Test Method
NaoH WT% 48.5 MIN UHDE A 59.01.04
Na2CO2 WT% 0.2 UHDE A 60.08.01
NaCl ppm by wt. 100 UHDE A 59.02.01
Na2SO4 ppm by wt. 40 MAX UHDE A 59.01.02
Fe ppm by wt. 3 UHDE A 59.09.01
SiO2 ppm by wt. <20 UHDE A 59.06.01
Hg ppm by wt. 0 ———–
Ni ppm by wt. <1 ————
Sp. Gr@15,60c —— 1.515 MIN UHDE A 59.01.03
Appearance —— Clear
Naclo3 ppm by wt. 50 MAX UHDE A 59.10.02

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