Dead Sea Brines: Natural Highly Concentrated Salt Solutions

  • Y. Marcus

Abstract

The Dead Sea is located in the lowest basin on the surface of the earth, near the northern end of the Great Syro-African Rift. Its surface is at a mean elevation of —395 m, with an approximate length of 80 km and width of 15 km, its surface area being about 1000 km2. It consists of a deep northern basin having a maximum depth of about 400 m, and a shallow southern basin, of average depth of only 3 m. This latter basin has suffered considerable change in recent years through both climatic and man-made causes; its eastern half has almost dried up completely, while its western half is a series of solar salt pans. Recent aerial photographs from satellites show a southern contour line quite different from those appearing in common maps (Figure 1).

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Gibbs Free Energy Activity Coefficient Pair Correlation Function Binary Solution Hydration Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Marcus
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  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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