Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous is a moderately water and acid soluble Sodium source for uses compatible with sulfates. Sulfate compounds are salts or esters of sulfuric acid formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens with a metal. Most metal sulfate compounds are readily soluble in water for uses such as water treatment, unlike fluorides and oxides which tend to be insoluble. Organometallic forms are soluble in organic solutions and sometimes in both aqueous and organic solutions. Metallic ions can also be dispersed utilizing suspended or coated nanoparticles and deposited utilizing sputtering targets and evaporation materials for uses such as solar cells and fuel cells. Sodium Sulfate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and Nano powder forms may be considered. We also produce Sodium Sulfate Solution.
Sodium Sulphate Uses
- Sodium sulfate can be used to dry organic liquids.
- It is used as a filler in-home laundry detergent, in powder form.
- It can be used as a fining agent which helps to remove small air bubbles from the molten glass.
- Glauber’s salt, which is a decahydrate, was used as a laxative to remove certain drugs like acetaminophen from the body.
- It is also used for defrosting windows, in carpet fresheners, as an additive to cattle feed starch manufacture.
- It is used in the Kraft process of paper pulping and in detergents manufacturing.
- Small-Scale Applications
In the laboratory, anhydrous sodium sulfate can be used widely as an inert drying agent, in the removal of water traces from the organic solutions. It is considered as more efficient, but slower-acting, compared to the same agent, magnesium sulfate. Only, it is effective below 30°C, nearly, but it is used with different materials because it is chemically fairly inert. Sodium sulfate is also added to the solution until the crystals will no longer clump together, but a few of the crystals flow freely once the sample becomes dry.