Salt water is a Naturally Occurring, Widely Available material. It is by definition a legitimate source material for this project. It is a crude mixture of water and many different chemical salts. It is not potable, since the salt content is high enough to dehydrate the human body.
- A source of many materials, including chlorine and bromine
- Feedstock for sodium chloride
- Feedstock for water
- Occurs naturally throughout the oceans
- Occurs naturally in salt (brine) lakes
- Not potable
There is more at sea salt, but 1 kg of salt water contains approximately
965.00g Water 19.25g Chloride (Cl-) 10.70g Sodium 2.70g Sulfate (SO4-2) 1.30g Magnesium 0.42g Calcium 0.39g Potassium 0.0673g Bromide (Br-) 0.24g Other
This means that there's approximately ½ mol of sodium chloride (29g) of salt in 1 liter of salt water, requiring 965g of water to be boiled (evaporated) away to obtain it.