Salt Ponds, Botswana • Earth.com Salt Ponds, Botswana

Last update: December 11th, 2019 at 8:00 am

This photo from the International Space Station shows the salt ponds of one of Africa’s major producers of soda ash (sodium carbonate) and salt. Soda ash is used for in making glass, in metallurgy, in the detergent industry and in chemical manufacture.

Red, salt-loving algae in the ponds indicate that the salinity of the evaporating water is medium to high.

Salt Ponds, Botswana. Also soda ash is used for in making glass, in metallurgy, in the detergent industry and in chemical manufacture. Therefore  image shows a small part of the great salt flats of central Botswana known as the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

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