Author Topic: Saltwater treatment?  (Read 4050 times)

Offline Heavy G

  • Distorting the Space-Time Continuum
  • Moderator On Leave
  • Survival Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 6779
  • Karma: 310
  • A misfit ant in a grasshopper world.
    • 299 Days
Saltwater treatment?
« on: November 17, 2009, 09:40:03 AM »
My BOL is on salt water.  Fresh water is not close (in the summer).

Is there a semi-affordable way to treat salt water for drinking?

Offline theberkeyguy

  • Moderator
  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 502
  • Karma: 15
    • Berkey Water Purification Systems
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 12:11:26 PM »
Great question, I have not found a system that is practical or low cost, that would remove salt from the water.

The Berkey Water filters shouldn't be used to filter out salt, as salt will ruin the black berkey elements.

We would try to secure water in aquatanks 150 gallons of non-saltwater in order to have water for an emergency.

Here is what the aquatanks are with more information:

http://directive21.com/aquatank.html

Jeff
theberkeyguy

Offline TexDaddy

  • TSP Goat Wrangling Geezer. He is EVIL also.
  • Moderator On Leave
  • Forum Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 12300
  • Karma: 265
  • I live in Texas. What country are you from?
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 02:57:55 PM »
Distillation is the only way I know of, and that removes everything from the water and requires heat of some type. Of course, you get that great sea salt as a by product.

Offline theberkeyguy

  • Moderator
  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 502
  • Karma: 15
    • Berkey Water Purification Systems
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 03:38:38 PM »
Distillation is the only way I know of, and that removes everything from the water and requires heat of some type. Of course, you get that great sea salt as a by product.

That is correct, Distillation removes all the good minerals that you need.

Jeff
theberkeyguy

Offline kiteflyer

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 2022
  • Karma: 48
  • The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 05:07:51 PM »

 There are life boat systems that hand pump but it's not cheap.

            kiteflyer



My BOL is on salt water.  Fresh water is not close (in the summer).

Is there a semi-affordable way to treat salt water for drinking?

Offline ebonearth

  • TSP Bunny Rabbit Wrangler
  • Dedicated Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1497
  • Karma: 71
  • Plant a Revolution!
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 07:18:18 PM »
How about setting up a passive evaporation draw from the salt water source?

Offline TexDaddy

  • TSP Goat Wrangling Geezer. He is EVIL also.
  • Moderator On Leave
  • Forum Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 12300
  • Karma: 265
  • I live in Texas. What country are you from?
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 10:45:33 PM »
How about setting up a passive evaporation draw from the salt water source?
That would work, and would sure beat having no drinking water at all, but it is distillation, and would still remove everything from the water.

Offline theberkeyguy

  • Moderator
  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 502
  • Karma: 15
    • Berkey Water Purification Systems
Re: Saltwater treatment?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 09:33:44 AM »
Texdaddy,

Thanks for your input here, glad to see others helping other members.

theberkeyguy