What Happens When You Boil The Ocean


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hey guys I'm hanging out at the Oregon coast today I got my wife with me and we are here doing an experiment with ocean water as we all know ocean water is saltwater the question is can you extract salt from the water we're about to find out and the temperature of the water here today is only about 55 degrees Fahrenheit which is way too cold to go swimming but we're actually here just to get the salt water itself and according to the internet only about three and a half percent of the salt water is salt itself that means if you were to take about one cubic mile of salt water and let all the water evaporate off you'd still be left with a hundred and twenty million tons of sea salt I want to do an experiment for a couple years where I take salt water and just let the water evaporate and see if we can get salt left over theoretically it should work now we went down to the super Center this morning I picked up a one gallon container while we fill this thing up with seawater should be so around eight pounds heavy now here's the crazy thing out of gate County water only about a hundred twenty seven grams of that is actually going to be steep though so that's our question today how much you thought will we get out of one gallon of seawater that's all ready to find out guys this water is super super cold it's going like 50 to 55 Fahrenheit which is a lot closer to freezing than we want it to be oh man we're trying to get out a little bit further so we don't get all the stand turning up in it all right beautiful our one gallon of seawater guys how does that feel how heavy is that feels fairly heavy that should be somewhere around 8 to 10 pounds of seawater got them out like a baby about like a baby a newborn baby which we may be having next year put out of that 8 pounds of sea water somewhere only around 130 grams of sea salt it's actually diluted in there Oh what do you find we caught it a jelly taster like a baby something oh wow wow we did we got a jellyfish he's right there guys can you see that we caught a little baby jellyfish and we didn't even know it we're going to let the little jellyfish go back in the ocean but we're going to do another scoop of seawater that's what I call catching away nicely done baby let's take it in whoo we caught 8 pounds of seawater or somewhere on there here clear why no see life no jellyfish in this one now of course you know seawater is not drinkable because of all the salt in it by drinking salt water you'll actually kind of dehydrate yourself and your organs will start shutting down so salt as good as it is it can actually be very harmful you cannot drink this water but if we boil off the water or let it evaporate we'll be left with a substance at the bottom that theoretical you'll be sea salt right now looks like we got a little bit of sand in there we're gonna have to filter that off before we do anything so cool so we get our seawater from the Oregon coast let's take this back home process it and see if we can extract the salt from the salt water I've had to sit in a camp here for a couple of days and it's given all the sand and any impurities the chance to settle down to the bottom there really isn't much but just to be safe I'm going to transfer this into another clear container so we have pure salt water and then we'll fill this thing up with more salt water and take them both back home [Music] the sound stays pretty well at the bottom so it doesn't take much to transfer that over and now or left with it's pretty clear well there's our relatively pure one gallon of sea water let's take a home and get this stuff processed and boom update guys here we are ten months later I've just had this project sitting on the shelf and today we're getting around to it so this here is the water we collected from the organ ocean looking at it it's crystal clear there's nothing on the bottom and there's hardly anything floating around inside that's about as clear as we can get it I got a spoonful of it here let's see how it tastes it's just in salt water so here's the setup today guys we've got an 8 quart pot a scale and a measuring cup and the purpose of today's experiment is to find out what will happen if we boil crystal-clear saltwater so let's go ahead and measure it out and get boiling [Music] so apparently two cups of water works out to be about 500 grams which makes sense because each cup is 250 millilitres one milliliter of water is usually one gram and it doesn't see much difference with seawater as well so theoretically we could just pour all the seawater we want it in here take the amount of gram and that's how many milliliters we drive you should take a step to three thousand I'm going to stop it right there we've got exactly three kilograms of saltwater which is equal to twelve cups so we got twelve cups three kilograms of crystal-clear seawater let's go ahead and throw it on the stove and boil it off [Music] so update guys it's been about an hour and a half and we have boiled off all of that ocean water there's no water left it's bone-dry in there and that crystal clear ocean has left behind a white residue what do you suppose that could be now I've set up a scale and a bowl over here we can go ahead and zero that out now we can go ahead and take a spoon and scrape out all this white residue and measure how much we've collected [Music] I'll look at that came up in the big chunk cool look at that [Music] [Applause] so here we have the guys we have literally just taken the salt out of salt water and it comes out these crusty little crystals at the bottom of the pan the reason is because it's not a pure salt it's a lot of different salts in there but it is sea salt and on the left and out of 12 cups of seawater or 3,000 grams we were able to capture exactly 100 grams of salt so if you collect your water from the Oregon coast you can probably expect that water contains about 3.3 percent [Music] okay update guides here's what I've just done I took all that white crusty stuff and threw it in a blender and blend it up so it was more of a powder then I went down to the local grocery store and picked up a couple of glass salt shakers and transferred the white powder over screwed on the lids and just like that we now have ourselves one-and-a-half salt shakers full of real genuine sea salt how do they feel a little bit warm from being the oven that tastes like a really good salt in fact this would go really good on popcorn craving popcorn real sea salt becoming very popular in the health food community and you see it popping up all over bags of chips or they're promoting that they use real sea salt to see them their products now we just have to figure out a mate cracked pepper okay guys let's talk about this experiment for a second we started off going for the Oregon coast where we captured a couple bucket pools of raw seawater we let that water sit overnight in a couple containers where all the sediment went down to the bottom and we captured only the water off the top so we were left with crystal-clear seawater we brought that seawater home threw it into the pot on the stove and let it boil on high heat for about an hour and a half until all the water has evaporated the only thing that we were left with was a white crusty residue that we call sea salt so we crushed it up threw it into a couple of salt shakers so we can use it on our popcorn tonight and that's pretty much this experiment in a nutshell guys you now know how to turn ocean water into real seats all thanks for joining me for this experiment I'll be looking for the next one talk to you that tell your sugar honey that's awesome good save good save [Music]