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sodium silicate

n.
Any of various water-soluble silicate glass compounds used as a preservative for eggs, in plaster and cement, and in various purification and refining processes. Also called soluble glass, water glass.
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sodium silicate

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: soluble glass a substance having the general formula, Na2O.xSiO2, where x varies between 3 and 5, existing as an amorphous powder or present in a usually viscous aqueous solution. See water glass1
2. (Elements & Compounds) any sodium salt of orthosilicic acid or metasilicic acid
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so′dium sil′icate



n.
any of several clear, white, or greenish water-soluble compounds of formulas varying in ratio from Na2O∙3.75SiO2 to 2Na2O∙SiO2, used chiefly in processing textiles and in the manufacture of paper products and cement. Also called water glass.
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Noun1.sodium silicate - a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
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Commercial grade sodium hydroxide in pallets form (97% -100% purity) and sodium silicate solution ([Na.sub.2]O=18.2%, Si[O.sub.2]=36.7%, Water = 45.1%) were used as the alkali activators.
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Amorphous and precipitated silica and silica gels, prepared by the acidification of a solution of sodium silicate, are commonly used in premium matte coated ink-jet papers.
Analytical grade sodium hydroxide in flake form (NaOH with 98% purity), and sodium silicate solution ([Na.sub.2]O = 14.7%, Si[O.sub.2] = 29.4% and water = 55.9% by mass), were used as the alkaline activators.
of Webster, Texas, in a joint venture with Producers Rice Mill at Stuttgart, plans to build a manufacturing plant using patented technology for producing liquid sodium silicate and activated carbon products from rice hull ash.
Materials variously treated with sodium silicate were studied until enough information was obtained to find a way to solve the problems that have prevented sodium silicate from being used as a fire retardant.
Prior to the startup of the membrane process, Loch Lommond's raw water was being treated solely with screening, chlorination and sodium silicate for corrosion control.
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The study had two primary goals: first, to determine how effective sodium silicate was in solving red water problems and reducing iron, lead, and copper levels; and second, to gain more knowledge about silicate corrosion inhibition or surficial coating.
President All Pakistan Sodium Silicate Manufacturers Association, Mian Saleemul Hassan, and other office-bearers of the association have expressed grave concern over imposition of Sales Tax on sodium silicate at the rate of 12-1/2 per cent and cautioned that this would subject the sodium silicate and laundry soap manufacturing units to a serious crisis and washing soap would go beyond the reach of the masses.