Apr 30, 2021

These strange salt ‘creatures’ could help unclog power plant pipes

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Modifying the surface of power plant pipes to make it easier to prevent the build up of salt.

Behold the salt monsters. These twisted mineral crystals—formed from the buildup of slightly salty water in power plant pipes—come in many shapes and sizes. But the tiny monsters are a big problem: Each year, they cost the world’s power plants at least $100 billion, as workers have to purge the pipes and scrub them from filters.

Now, a solution may be at hand.

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