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SME SoCal Dinner Meeting
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
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Southern California Mining Section of SME Dinner Meeting (In-Person!)

“Sodium Carbonate – Essential for Life”

Presented by: Karl Cleary, Strategic Investment Manager, Searles Valley Minerals, Trona, California

TIME:

6:00 pm Social and Raffle

7:00 pm Dinner and Presentation

LOCATION: Dave & Buster’s Conference Room 4821 Mills Circle Ontario, CA 91764

HOSTED BY: SoCal Section of SME

COST: RSVP - Professional $40, Student $10 At door - Professional $45, Student $20

RSVP: Using the Eventbrite link below by Thursday, November 4, 2021

Join us for a fall festival! Mingle with fellow geologists, engineers, and miners! Enter for the chance to win some fun prizes and listen to a fabulous speaker from Searles Valley Minerals. Register for the event by November 4, 2021 using the link provided below:

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ABSTRACT: With 58 million tons of production worldwide, Sodium Carbonate, or Soda Ash as it is more commonly known, is a commodity chemical produced and consumed on a global platform. Predominantly used in the manufacture of glass, detergents, and fertilizers, and for conversion to Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda). Most Soda Ash is derived from either the synthetic Soda Ash process (Solvay process) or from one of many natural soda processes. There are numerous synthetic Soda Ash plants spanning the globe with the majority of them residing in Europe and Asia. Natural soda ash deposits are rare, being predominantly found in the USA, Turkey, and Africa. This presentation will cover the production of synthetic and natural Sodium Carbonate via differing process routes across the globe and will provide insight into how this bulk commodity chemical is manufactured and distributed worldwide.