Product Sheet: Caustic Soda

Date: 8/17/2017

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Used in water-base muds as a source of hydroxyl ions to control pH

Caustic soda is used to maintain or increase pH. Increasing pH with caustic soda precipitates magnesium (Mg2+) and suppresses calcium (Ca2+) in high-hardness waters such as seawater, reduces corrosion, and neutralizes acid gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

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