Salt, scientifically referred to as Halite, is chemical composition of Sodium and Chlorine minerals. It’s presence in the everyday lives of individuals is incalculable; Salt is evidently prevalent in our diet and methods used for food preservation, however, salt is surprisingly present in other elements of our lives as significant as language. This essay will appreciate the various roles that salt plays along with the risks that are attached to the ingestion of this particle. Additionally, this paper will outline the history of salt with specific emphasis placed on its extraction processes, and its influences on the English language.
In the publication, Petanidou (2004), it is highlighted that salt is not…show more content… The salt bed is subsequently blasted, crushed, and broken into smaller pieces which are brought to the surface for processing and finessing. The mining of salt beds results in rock salt which is used primarily as a highway de-icer (Kostick 2004). Alternatively, mechanical evaporation occurs through the vacuum pan process. As described in the article introduced above by Kostick (2004), this energy-conserving process begins with a salt-saturated brine which is brought to a boil, rectangular pans with “steam heated immersion coils” are used to facilitate the evaporation process (Kostick, 2004). Once the evaporation occurs, rotating rakes collect the salt and the extracted product is laid out to dry. The mechanical evaporation of salt-saturated solution results in flake shaped salt, often used for cheeses, butter, and baked goods as described in Kostick (2004).
In the same article, written by Kostick (2004), the author states that the extraction of sea salt requires an entirely unique process called solar evaporation. Halite isn’t the only mineral present in sea water, because of this, each mineral must be separated from the water in order to extract the salt. First, seawater is collected distributed in ponds that function to concentrate and ultimately evaporate the minerals within the water. The brine is subsequently circulated across a multiplicity of interconnected ponds with the salinity increasing as it transfers