SALT, GROWN ON STICKS, HARVESTED FROM SEA (Mar, 1933)

SALT, GROWN ON STICKS, HARVESTED FROM SEA
Salt is being “grown” on sticks, in a new process of harvesting it from sea water that has been successfully applied at Alexandria, Egypt. Water from the Mediterranean Sea is admitted to large tracts along the coast, which have been planted with rows of poles. The inlet from the sea is closed and the water, several feet deep, is allowed to evaporate. The salt crystallizes upon the sticks, producing mushroom-shaped pillars of the snowy substance. In the method formerly used, the salt was generally obtained by evaporation in the form of bricks.

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  1. matt says: March 7, 200812:32 pm

    thats awsum

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