Mudcat Café message #1982280 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99325   Message #1982280
Posted By: leeneia
28-Feb-07 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: if you fly into San Francisco fr, south
Subject: RE: BS: if you fly into San Francisco fr, south
Ebbie, I'm pretty sure the dead white ones are good old NaCl, one of the products they are after.

Sea water contains more than one kind of salt. Some salts, esp magnesium and postassium salts, are bitter and undesirable. In order to get the NaCl without the bitter salts, they move brine from bed to bed. When they've got what they want, they harvest it mechanically.

Too bad about the radios, Greg B. I'm sure the salt ruined them, but given the concentration of the brine - did they float?