Salt, Sodium, Chlorine

Close up of salt, sodium, chlorine

Detailed Description

Mineral: Halite (NaCl)
Primary mineral Commodity: Salt
Commodity Uses: Highway deicing accounted for about 44% of total salt consumed in 2016. Salt is also used as feedstock for chlorine and caustic soda manufacture; these two inorganic chemicals are used to make many consumer-related end-use products, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic made from chlorine and paper-pulping chemicals manufactured from caustic soda.

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Image Dimensions: 5472 x 3648

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Location Taken: Reston, VA, US

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