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Issue on the Ecological Importance of Solar Saltworks


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The promotion of salt quality through optimizing brine concentration a new technique “bidirectional brine concentration”


Zhiling J. and Guangyu Y.


The commonly accepted brine concentration practice in most Chinese Northern solar works is to pump the sea water into salt works and then let it go through a physical changing process of natural evaporation, condensation and crystallization, during which, weather factor and the soil nature have to...

solar salt saltponds ecosystem +1 more

Rehabilitation of abandoned saltworks to maximize conservation, ecotourism and water treatment potential


Crisman T.L., Takavakoglou V., Alexandridis T., Antonopoulos V. and Zalidis G.


Numerous saltworks have been abandoned throughout the Greek islands and mainland as operations have decreased in number and increased in size. Such areas have great potential for serving the broader society if rehabilitated correctly. Changes in landscape uses recently, especially agricultural...

Saltworks restoration +3 more

The Yannarie Solar Project: Design of a Solar Saltfield in Western Australia to Safeguard the Natural Environment


Mottershead R. and Davidson P.


The Northwest Coast of Western Australia is the location for a number of large solar saltfields. More than 10 million tonnes of high grade solar salt is exported annually from these saltfields; predominantly servicing the chloralkali industries of Northern and Southeast Asia. Straits Resources...

solar saltfield Yannarie +2 more

Phytoplankton and macrofauna in the low salinity ponds of a productive solar saltworks: Spatial variability of community structure and its major abiotic determinants


Evagelopoulos A., Spyrakos E. and Koutsoubas D.


This paper focuses on the structure of the phytoplankton and macrobenthic invertebrates communities in a productive solar saltworks, as well as the major abiotic determinants of the observed biotic patterns. The observed patterns in the structure of the biotic communities attest that the ecosystem...

salinas Salinity +4 more

Solar saltworks' wetland function


Korovessis N. and Lekkas T.D.


Salt, the world’s best-known mineral, is the chemical substance most related to human civilization history. Apart from his significance for the creation of life on the planet it has been used as main commodity for centuries. Man produces salt by solar evaporation since the dawn of human civilization...

Solar saltworks Production process +5 more

The ecological importance of the Margherita di Savoia Saltworks


Zeno C.


The Margherita di Savoia Saltworks, located in Apulia (South Italy), are the largest productive saltworks in Italy. They are connected with the Apulian wetlands, an important network thanks of its central geographic position, between the east and west of the Mediterranean basin. Several species and...

Lake Salpi long-term salt production +4 more

Temporal and salinity impacts on the microbial diversity at the Eilat, Israel Solar Salt Plant


C.D. Litchfield, Oren A., Irby A., Sikaroodi M. and Gillevet P.M.


A major solar salt works in Israel is located just north of the town of Eilat and close to the airport. This solar salt works has been in operation since 1977 and produces about 170,000 tons a year. A three-year study was initiated to examine the temporal and salinity impacts on the microbial...

Bacteria fingerprinting +4 more

Schinias wetland: A National Park or a solar saltwork?


Hadjibiros K. and Sifakaki P.


Schinias is a small coastal biotope under environmental pressure. Partial drainage of the wetland and different disturbing activities have degraded ecological habitats and decreased biodiversity for many decades. Recently, the construction of a rowing centre has restored hydrological regime and the...

Solar saltworks national park +3 more

Management of biological systems for continuously-operated solar saltworks


Davis J.S.


The goal of every solar saltworks with seawater intake--continuous and economic production of high quality salt (sodium chloride) at design capacity—requires ability to simultaneously manage and coordinate physical systems with biological systems in the concentrating and crystallizing ponds. This...

Aphanothece halophytica Artemia +8 more

Project of Recovery the Biological Conditions of the Production System in Saltworks of Industria Salinera de Yucatan S.A. de C.V. (ISYSA) Damaged by the Hurricane Isidore in September of 2002


Ortiz-Milan S.M.


Industria Salinera de Yucatan S.A. de C.V. (ISYSA) has its operation of primary production of salt by solar evaporation in Las Coloradas, Yucatan, Mexico, in the coast the northwest of the Yucatan Peninsula. One of the disadvantages of this location is the presence of extreme climatologic phenomena...

Brine crystallizers +7 more

Environmental balance of salt production speaks in favour of solar saltworks


Sedivy V.M.


Solar saltworks are most efficient converters of solar energy into an inorganic commodity. Conversion rate of solar radiation into removal of water vapour from the brine takes place with 45% efficiency. Solar salt requires only a fraction of man made energy compared with salt produced by solution...

Solar energy biological management +8 more

Impact of environmental conditions on photosynthesis, growth and carbon allocation strategies of hypersaline species of Dunaliella


Giordano M. and Beardall J.


Hypersaline environments pose a number of ecological and metabolic challenges to the organisms that live in them. Primary producers, such as halotolerant species of the green microalgal genus Dunaliella, are no exception. In this paper we focus on the problems posed to the acquisition and metabolism...

Dunaliella photosynthesis +5 more