We describe the construction of the Zabuye Salt Lake solar pond and our experience during its operation. The salinity gradient was experimentally determined in the pond, which has a surface area of about 3588 m2, and different conditions and modes of operation. The method for establishing a salinity and temperature gradient can save large amounts of fresh water during the establishment of a temperature and salinity gradient in a solar pond. A technology to control solar pond operation was developed on the basis of our experimental results and is now being used to operate the pond.
Huang, Weinong; Wang, Xuekui; Sun, Zhinan; Nie, Zhen; and Sha, Zuoliang
"Zabuye Salt Lake solar pond in Tibet, China: Construction and operational experience,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 15, Article 39.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol15/iss1/39