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Rock Salt’s Benefits

Since the beginning of times, humans have found more than 14.000 different uses for rock salt. For every period in our history, salt has had different, important values, and such values have been evolving to this day. In each historical period humans found a new use for rock salt to increase their life quality. But the main point is that salt is still as important in our life as it was before. Salt has a vital importance in human and animal life. In this article we will talk about some curiosities and some of the benefits that salt produces in […]

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Iodization of Rock Salt by Countries

Iodine, as rock salt, seems to have really important effects on health. Its effects on the thyroid gland are well known. Such is just one of the many reasons to iodize rock salt. The objective of iodization is to strengthen rock salt by adding some other necessary minerals. There are many ills caused by a lack of iodine in consumed rock salt. Some examples are inflammation of the neck glands, memory loss, etc. Globally, iodine deficit affects about two billion persons and is recognized as the biggest cause of mental retardation. All these symptoms were first observed in the USA […]

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Rock Salt for Other Industrial Uses

The essential components of rock salt, sodium and chlorine are essential elements for the operation of a large number of modern industries. In a previous article we landed on very important uses: rock salt for deicing and common uses. Rock salt is used in a number of processes for multiple applications, not only as a preservative but also as raw material or as a participant for proper working of facilities. The industry that consumes the largest amount of rock salt is by far the chemical industry. Obtaining chlorine and caustic soda is needed before using it in multiple applications or […]

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Rock Salt for the Feeding of Animals

Following our articles on rock salt uses, the current article is about how rock salt is very adequate for animal feeding. In the same way that the benefits of rock salt for human consumption are evident, we provide rock salt to feed animals. It has become clear that animals have a natural appetite for salt, and this ensures that they grow properly and do not suffer from malnutrition and have properly working immune and reproductive systems. For thousands of years, farmers have supplemented the diets of animals with different forms of salt, such as blocks intended for their licking or […]

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Rock Salt: Deicing Salt for Ice Melting

In our previous article about rock salt uses we mentioned that it is fundamental for deicing, especially for roads. Deicing Salt, also known as Road Salt, is widely used for highway ice melting in all developed countries because of the huge profits involved and the limited risk that is associated with it. Ideally, Deicing Salt should be applied on the points where there is snow or ice, but it is more efficient to apply it before the ice has been formed. It facilitates the creation of a layer of Brine that, due to the lower freezing point, melts the ice […]

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Rock Salt For Water Treatment

As we mentioned in our article on rock salt uses, one of the most important applications of Rock Salt is for use in water treatment. In every country water supplies contain a high percentage of calcium and magnesium, which are very harmful for the life of equipment components and products requiring the use of this water. To avoid this, in the market there are many water treatment systems that use it as a raw material. This use is essential to maintain the efficiency of resins that help to provide us with softer water. This water will be better to keep […]

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The History of Rock Salt

Nowadays, rock salt is one of the cheapest products we can find in the market, although, a long time ago, things weren’t like this. A long time ago salt was a highly valuated good, even used as an exchange currency, and had many applications in common people’s life. Rock salt had an important role on religious ceremonies in many cultures, as a representation of what is pure. For example, in the Bible, we may find more than 20 references about rock salt. Another easy reference for exemplifying the attributes of rock salt would be mummification in ancient Egypt, which required […]

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Rock Salt uses

The mineral form of sodium chloride that we also use in water treatment, animal and chemical industries is called rock salt. Many millions of years ago sea water evaporated, and its salt was relayed in subterranean deposits. Nevertheless, it looks very different to the salt we are used to see on our table. In its primitive appearance, rock salt looked like huge irregular crystals with different tonalities of colors that went from red to blue to yellow. Rock salt’s tonality is related to the impurities it has. In this article we’ll provide you with some knowledge about the different uses […]

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