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Sodium Sulfides

  1. David R. Bush

Published Online: 4 DEC 2000

DOI: 10.1002/0471238961.1915040902211908.a01

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

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Bush, D. R. 2000. Sodium Sulfides. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. .

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  1. PPG Industries, Inc.

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  1. Published Online: 4 DEC 2000

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Abstract

Sodium hydrosulfide, sodium sulfide, and sodium tetrasulfide are somewhat interchangeable in many applications. Uses range from ore flotation to leather tanning and from pulp processing in kraft pulping to lubricant manufacture. The processes used to manufacture these compounds are described. Sulfide solubilities are discussed. U.S. production and prices for selected years are presented.

Keywords:

  • Sodium hydrosulfide;
  • Sodium sulfide;
  • Sodium tetrasulfide;
  • Sodium tetrasulfide;
  • Pulp processing;
  • Ore flotation