Question: Could you extract salt out of the oceans' water? And if yes, how?

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  1. Yes you can, it is called desalination. There are several desalination plants in Australia and they are used to help supply drinking water – gold coast, adelaide, perth etc. One of the main issues is what is done with the salt…



  1. COuld you just use the salt as a food supplement?


  2. That is a good question. I didn’t know the answer so I went to the internet. Despite about 30mins of search I could find very little information. But the consensus seems to be that the salt residue would not be pure and clean enough – it has other natural minerals plus possible contamination from the process. So it could be used but it would have to be purified which would cost a lot of money, and significantly more money than existing salt.

    On the enviro side they mix the salt with water discharge to dilute it which helps