Sodium Sulfate

Handbook of Deposits, Processing, & Use


  • Donald Garrett, Saline Processors, Inc., Ojai, California, U.S.A.


Geologists, mining engineers, chemists, and process engineers with an interest in sodium sulfate or its deposits.


Book information

  • Published: July 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-276151-5

Table of Contents

Preface1. The Origin of Sodium Sulfate and Its DepositsThe Source of Sodium SulfateMirabiliteThenarditeGlauberiteAstrakanite and BurkeiteAccompanying Minerals: Dolomite and Magnesite2. Ancient, Buried DepositsArgentinaCanadaChileChinaMexicoMinor Deposits in EuropeNamibiaThe Former Soviet UnionSpainTurkeyUSA3. Recent Lake, Playa, or Surface DepositsAntarcticaArgentinaCanadaChileChinaEgyptIranMexicoThe Former Soviet UnionSpainTurkeyUSAMinor Deposits4. ProcessingCurrent and Prior Commercial OperationsGeneral Processing StudiesEnvironmental Considerations5. The Uses of Sodium SulfateDetergentsTextile IndustryKraft (Sulfate or Alkaline) Pulping ProcessGlassProduction of Other ChemicalsOther Uses6. Production Statistics for Natural Sodium Sulfate7. Phase Data and Physical PropertiesPhase DataPhysical PropertiesIndex