salt satuate

Submitted by bob m on 04/28/2004 at 18:20. ( ) 66.183.44.97

I just want to know how much salt will disolve into 500 liters of water, until I see extra salt at the bottom of a vat. I already put 5 bags weighing 44 lbs each, into the water, mixed it up and the water is still clear. I guess the markings on the outside of the vat are wrong. According to the markings, I filled the vat up to 500 liters.
By, the way, this is for a pickle.

Use science

This response submitted by Salty Dog on 04/28/2004 at 21:09. ( . ) 65.173.202.17

An inexpencive SALINOMETER will show you exactly what percent of salt is in solution.

How hot is the water?

This response submitted by George on 04/28/2004 at 23:08. ( georoof@aol.com ) 152.163.253.2

I haven't a clue as to how big 500 liters is, but I'm assuming that it's roughly 125 gallons. Now you've put 240 pounds of salt in this kettle. If the water had been heated, you can create a super saturated salt brine. IF the water is chilled, you'll use a whole lot less. Sure sounds like you're planning on one big party not to know how much you'll need to satisfy your company. Get the books and the salinometer.

thanks

This response submitted by bob m on 04/29/2004 at 10:43. ( ) 66.183.44.97

Thanks, for the responce. For those who don't know 500 liters equals 132 US gal.
I'll get a salinometer, but my question; isn't there a time when the solution is completely saturated with salt and the more you add that you will finally see it just settled at the bottom of the vat?

Yes Bob

This response submitted by George on 04/29/2004 at 11:21. ( ) 64.12.116.84

That's the supersaturation I spoke of. At that point where the water can no longer absorb the slant, it will fall harmlessly to the bottom. But this is supersaturated water and I don't know of any pickle that would require such a mixture to work.

Yes Bob

This response submitted by George on 04/29/2004 at 11:27. ( ) 64.12.116.84

That's the supersaturation I spoke of. At that point where the water can no longer absorb the slant, it will fall harmlessly to the bottom. But this is supersaturated water and I don't know of any pickle that would require such a mixture to work.

3.02lbs/gal

This response submitted by cyclone on 04/29/2004 at 11:32. ( ) 129.43.43.200

at room temp. You'll need almost 400lbs.