MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: Can salt water be desalted by freezing?

Date: Wed Apr 17 15:45:34 2002
Posted By: Rob Campbell, Ph.D Candidate, Oceanography
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1018578198.Es

Hi Rodney:

Yes it can. When salt water freezes pure ice crystals form, and salt is generally excluded. Here's a couple of links that have a little more information:

Hope that helps!
Rob Campbell, MAD Scientist

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