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Sodium sulphite

Sodium sulphite is marketed under the brand Birlasulf Sodium Sulphite (Birlasulf SS).

Birlasulf SS is used as an antichlor in water treatment and desalination plants; in the reduction of wastewater in chrome-plating industry; as a preservative in the manufacture of trinitrotoluene (TNT); as a bleaching agent and for scrubbing sulphur dioxide gas in pulp mills in power plants and for leather treatment.

It is also used as an oxygen scavenger in low-pressure boilers and in the manufacture of detergent, sodium thiosulphate and photographic chemicals.

Sodium sulphite is manufactured by Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand).

Product specifications:
Formula: Na2SO3

The product is manufactured in the following grades:

  • Photo
  • Food
  • Technical

Pulp and paper
In the production of pulp by sulphite semi-chemical process and chemi-thermo mechanical means

Water treatment
As an antichlor

Boiler water
As an oxygen scavenger

Chemicals and drugs
A moderate reducing agent in the manufacture of sodium thiosulphate, sulphonated chemicals, sulphomethylation, and acetaminophen

Natural latex rubber

As a preservative

As a preservative

Food industry
As an antioxidant, enzyme inhibitor and anti-microbial agent

Fibre industry
As a solvent for raw materials, an additive for precipitation baths, for bleaching and for desulphurising bobbins

To destroy chlorine in return brine

Leather industry
In the sulphitisation of tanning extract

In the production of trinitrotoluene (TNT)

Oil well floatation as an oxygen scavenger

In the manufacture of sulphosuccinates and shampoo

Packaging / transportation
  • 25kg polypropylene woven / paper bags with heat sealed inner liner
  • 25kg HDPE bags
  • 500kg, 1,000kg, 1,100kg bulk sacks

Locally, it is transported in six-wheeler, 10-wheeler and trailer trucks. Internationally, it is transported in 20' containers. The maximum stuffing is 22Mt. / 20' fcl.

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