Category Archives: Seawater / Saltwater

Gas Hydrate Desalination

Interesting way to desalinate salty water. Gas hydrate consists of only water and a gas, such as methane, the stuff of natural gas. When hydrates form, salts and other impurities are left behind. Hydrates were formed from water and carbon … Continue reading

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Salt Water freezing temperatures

The freezing temperature of salt water depends on how much salt you put in. Oceanographers define the “salinity” of water as the number of grams of salt per 1000 grams of water. (Since 1000 grams of water is almost exactly … Continue reading

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Density of Salt Water (Seawater)

The density of surface seawater ranges from about 1,020 to 1,029 kg•m−3, depending on the temperature and salinity. Deep in the ocean, under high pressure, seawater can reach a density of 1,050 kg•m−3 or higher.

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Subsea Sea Water

Seawater is denser than fresh water because of the salts’ added mass. The freezing point of sea water is about -2 ºC. Deep in the ocean, under high pressure, seawater can reach a density of 1,050 kg•m−3 or higher. From … Continue reading

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Physical Conditions Present a Mile Down in Seawater

Here is a great post from grolaw on alternet.org. For the original article click here. grolaw writes: One thing I’ve noticed is that very little is published about the physical conditions present a mile down in seawater. That environment is … Continue reading

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Freezing Point of Salt Water

Generally, the freeing point of salt water is -2 ºC. H2O (water): 18.018 g/mol NaCL (salt): 58.443 g/mol Sea water is denser than freshwater Sea Water on average has a salinity of about 3.5% Weighted average of the molecular weight: … Continue reading

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