Industrial Alkali Conversion Chart

 

Alkali Calcium Oxide Magnesium Hydroxide Calcium Hydroxide Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium Carbonate
Common Name Lime, Quicklime Mag Hydroxide, Milk of Magnesia Hydrated Lime, Slaked Lime, Milk of Lime Caustic Soda Bicarbonate of Soda, Baking Soda Soda Ash
Chemical Formula CaO Mg(OH)2 Ca(OH)2 NaOH NaHCO3 Na2CO3
Alkalinity, Lbs
CaCO3
Equivalent Per
Lb Dry Solids
1.74 1.68 1.32 1.23 0.60 0.944
Alkalinity, Lbs
CaCO3
Equivalent Per
Ton Dry Solids
3489 3361 2646 2460 1200 1888
% Solids N.A. 62 34 50 N.A. N.A.
Dry Lb Alkali Per Gallon N.A. 7.965 3.54 6.185 N.A. N.A.
Alkalinity, Lbs CaCO3 Equivalent Per Gallon  
N.A.
13.38 4.68 7.608 N.A. N.A.
Neutralizing Capacity, Lbs OH per Lb Dry Solids 0.594 0.572 0.450 0.425 0.202 0.322
Neutralizing Capacity, Lbs OH Per Ton Dry Solids 1188 1144 900 850 405 644