SODA ASH is the common name for sodium carbonate, which
separates calcium into sodium and carbonate ions in solution. SODA
ASH is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment
Chemicals – Health Effects.
SODA ASH is used to raise the pH of make-up water for bentonite
and polymer drilling fluids by precipitating soluble calcium. Using
SODA ASH will increase the performance of bentonite and polymer
• Easy to mix and use
• Economical method to increase pH
• Maximizes yield of drilling fluid
MIXING AND APPLICATION
SODA ASH should be added slowly through a hopper or chemical
barrel. When using a barrel, mix SODA ASH into a full barrel of
freshwater and provide adequate agitation. Add SODA ASH until
pH of 8.5-9.5 is obtained. Suggested ratio is 0.33 to 0.5 lb per
100 gallons (0.25 kg to 0.5 kg per 380 liters) water.
Physical Appearance: White Powder
pH (1 % solution): 11.4
Specific gravity: 2.51
Solubility: 51 g/100 ml at 86 ºF (30 ºC)
25 lb bags, 40 per pallet .
All pallets are plastic-wrapped, Store in a dry location away from sources of heat or ignition and minimize dust.