Micronations/Starting your own micronation/Making an Island/Facilities/Water

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Desalination of Sea Water[edit]

Sea water can be processed to remove any dissolved salts to provide almost pure water. The simplest technique for doing this is simply to heat the water until it evaporates and then re-condense the water into a fresh water tank. As a by-product of this you will have a large quantity of salt. If you break the process into separate stages you can sort these separate salts as they will come out of solution at different points. However, since distilled water has no minerals, you should consider adding 2-4 drops of sea water, which contains the minerals that the body needs to survive. Drinking distilled water is unhealthy and could eventually kill you.

Yields for these different salts are roughly as follows.

Yield per ton of water processed

Chloride (Cl-) 18.9800

Sodium (Na+) 10.5560

Sulfate (SO42-) 2.6490

Magnesium (Mg2+) 1.2720

Calcium (Ca2+) 0.4000

Potassium (K+) 0.3800

Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 0.1400

Bromide (Br-) 0.0650

Borate (BO33-) 0.0260

Strontium (Sr2+) 0.0130

Fluoride (F-) 0.0010

Many of these products are valuable on the commercial market as many other processes rely on them which on its own may justify the cost of the island.


To do:
Verify information. (Note: I'm not sure where this list came from originally, however the information is public domain Darkflib 09:58, 29 July 2005 (UTC))

Desert Cone[edit]

Basically you make a hole and then put something to collect water in the bottom, then you cover it with a waterproof tarp and put a rock on the place above the container. then condensation will drip down into the container.

Distilling Water[edit]

You can distill water without using any fuels by using a solar oven or cooker [1]