Salt, also known as sodium chloride, comprises the elements sodium and chlorine. Sodium is a silver-colored metal that is so unstable that it reacts violently in the presence of water, and chlorine is a greenish-colored gas that is dangerous and may be lethal. Yet the combination of these two elements forms sodium chloride that is a white-colored compound essential to life itself. Virtually every person in the world has some direct or indirect contact with salt daily. People routinely add salt to their food as a flavor enhancer or apply rock salt to walkways to remove ice in the winter. Salt is 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), a plastic made from chlorine and paper-pulping chemicals manufactured from sodium hydroxide (caustic soda). With the heightened domestic awareness regarding terrorism, a PVC suit that shields against nuclear radiation has been developed for military and civilian uses.

We are developing a salt processing project in Mongolia. We will