Solvay process
noun Etymology: Ernest Solvay died 1922 Belgian chemist Date: 1884 a process for making soda from common salt by passing carbon dioxide into ammoniacal brine resulting in precipitation of sodium bicarbonate which is then calcined to carbonate

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  • Solvay process — [säl′vā] n. [developed by Ernest Solvay (1838 1922), Belg chemist] a process for making soda (sodium carbonate) by treating common salt (sodium chloride) with ammonia and carbon dioxide …   English World dictionary

  • Solvay process — The Solvay process, also referred to as the ammonia soda process, is the major industrial process for the production of soda ash (sodium carbonate). The ammonia soda process was developed into its modern form by Ernest Solvay during the 1860s.… …   Wikipedia

  • Solvay process — a process for manufacturing sodium carbonate whereby a concentrated solution of sodium chloride is saturated with ammonia, carbon dioxide is passed through it, and the product is calcined. [1885 90; named after E. SOLVAY] * * * or ammonia soda… …   Universalium

  • Solvay process — /ˈsɒlveɪ ˌproʊsɛs/ (say solvay .prohses) noun a process for manufacturing sodium carbonate from sodium chloride (common salt). It consists essentially of saturating a concentrated solution of sodium chloride with ammonia, and passing carbon… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Solvay process — noun an industrial process for producing sodium carbonate from sodium chloride and ammonia and carbon dioxide • Hypernyms: ↑industrial process …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solvay Process Company — The Solvay Process Company was a pioneer chemical industry of the United States, a major employer in central New York, and origin of the Village of Solvay, New York.The Solvay Process Company was a joint venture between the inventing chemists,… …   Wikipedia

  • Solvay — may refer to* Solvay a Belgian pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics company * the Solvay process * Ernest Solvay, its inventor * Solvay Conference * the Solvay Business School * Solvay, New York …   Wikipedia

  • Solvay, New York — Infobox Settlement official name = Solvay, New York settlement type = Village nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image |pushpin pushpin label position = pushpin map caption =Location within the state of New York pushpin mapsize =… …   Wikipedia

  • Solvay , Ernest — (1838–1922) Belgian industrial chemist Solvay was born at Rebecq Rognon in Belgium. As the son of a salt refiner and the nephew of a manager of a gas plant, he was introduced at an early age to the techniques and problems of the chemical industry …   Scientists

  • Solvay (company) — This article deals with the company named Solvay. For other meanings see Solvay. Infobox Company company name = Solvay SA company company type = Public foundation = 1863 location = Brussels, Belgium key people = Aloïs Michielsen (Chairman of the… …   Wikipedia

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