Our Unique Process
Natural Soda recovers sodium bicarbonate using a process known as solution mining. This involves pumping hot water approximately 1900 feet underground to dissolve the underlying nahcolite beds and return the bicarb saturated water to the surface. By reducing the temperature of the liquor, sodium bicarbonate is crystallized. Excess water is then removed by high speed centrifuging (spin drying). The resultant damp crystal mass is further dried, screened and packed in accordance with industry designated specifications, while maintaining stringent quality accreditation standards.
Our current processing line is capable of reliably producing more than 125,000 tons of sodium bicarbonate per year. The Bureau of Land Management has approved our plans to produce up to 250,000 tons per year. We are adding a new processing line in 2013 which will double our manufacturing capacity.
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