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THE CHEMICAL REMOVAL OF SALTS FROM SEA WATER TO PRODUCE POTABLE WATER

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Science  03 Mar 1944:
Vol. 99, Issue 2566, pp. 184-185
DOI: 10.1126/science.99.2566.184

Abstract

A simple chemical method is described for the removal of most of the salts from sea water. The final product, containing 0.58 per cent. dissolved material which is apparently composed of urates and sulfates, is not unpleasant in taste and is not expected to cause toxic effects if used as drinking water.