Extraction of Gold from Sea

Extraction of Gold from Sea | Sea Water Consists Very Less Gold

Sea water consists of small amounts of gold in it. Scientists have tried to find out a way to extract the gold from sea water in the first half of 20th Century. German Chemical Scientist Mr. Fritz Huber has tried very hardly to invent the way of extracting gold from sea water in order to recover his country from the financial recession then. After a hard work of eight years, he has found that one liter of sea water consists of 0.0000000001 gm of gold. But he has found later that the presence of gold is even lesser than that and thus he stopped his efforts.

One ton of sea water consists of 0.1mg to 2mg of gold based on the region. But the expenditure to extract the gold is much higher than the value of gold produced. And the process of extraction takes a period of several years. Thus no one supports the idea of extracting gold from sea water.

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