2nd October 2019

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Can we use ocean water to drink?

Human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than salt water. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drank. Eventually, you die of dehydration even as you become thirstier.

Also asked, can a water purifier purify sea water?

Unfortunately, not every place has access to a large reverse osmosis plant that can clean gallons of salt water. Fortunately, you can perform personal desalination by creating your very own salt water filter for drinking.

How do you desalinate ocean water?

Part 2 Making the Desalination Device
  1. Pour 1 inch of drinking water into the mug.
  2. Put the salt water into the large glass bowl.
  3. Cover the glass bowl with plastic cling wrap.
  4. Place the bowl in direct sunlight.
  5. Leave the bowl in the sun for three to four hours.
  6. Check the cup for fresh water.
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