Thesis Statement About Salt

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Purpose Statement:
The main ingredient in my favorite seasoning, Adobo, led me to choose salt as my topic. After doing background research, I learned there were three ways of making salt and the one I found most interesting was solar salt. My decision to focus this paper on solar salt was also influenced by the fact that I never bothered to know how salt was created or obtained, and I like learning about environmentally friendly products.
My intended audience is the class and the professor. I have noticed that being privileged leads to taking things for granted. I was very disappointed when learning about the process of solar salt because of the difficult manual labor done by people in other countries who do not have the luxury of having
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Many do not stop and think about the labor and processes that their commonly used items go through in order to be both accessible and functional. Your commonly overlooked product could be anything from the pen one uses on a daily basis, to the steel one steps on when crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, or the salt one shakes over French fries. Salt has been around for centuries, and yet we fail to think about the step-by-step process it goes through before it actually lands on our dinner table and on top of our …show more content…
Although, some seas may have greater concentration. For instance, the Dead Sea and the Great Salt Lake have a much higher salt concentration. First, the concentration level is raised to 25.8% NaCI after going through the condensers, which are heat transferring device that converts vapor into liquid. The reason for the conversion is to later be easily able to remove any impurities in the mixed water solution through the process of crystallization. Second, through the sun and wind’s energy, salt concentration reaches crystallization. The winds and sun’s rays evaporate the salty water and “raise the salt concentration to the point of crystallization.” This should produce salt with a purity level of less than 99.7%. Lastly, the crystallizing ponds are drained to remove the concentrated magnesium brine. The Magnesium brine, sometimes called bitterns, because of its taste, is either discarded or recycled to use for other minerals. After the natural processes have taken place, the harvesters can go gather the salt or trucks will strip away the layers of salt where they will be cleaned, crushed and dried for their crystalizing process. This process is complete after a lengthy two-year evaporation

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