Scientists Parley Hears Report on Desalination Work in Israel

A report on the experiments which are now being conducted in Israel for the desalination of salt water was presented at the international conference of scientists here today by Dr. Alexander Zarchin, Israeli scientist who has developed a process of desalination, Dr. Zarchin also discussed the possibilities of establishing desalination plants.

The delegates expressed considerable interest in the report by Dr. Zarchin, who is expected to leave soon for the United States in connection with his agreement with the Eairbanks Whitney Company of Chicago which has undertaken to develop an operational plant for use of his process.

Professor Walter K. Lowdermilk, American soil conservation expert, proposed to the conference an 11th commandment: “Thou shalt keep your land to work it and prevent its being swept away and it will yield blessed crops.”

The addresses by Dr. Zarchin and Prof. Lowdermilk highlighted sessions today which centered on land reclamation, irrigation through various systems, including artificial rain and water desalination. Australian experts on methods of producing artificial rain reported that successful experiments had already been carried out in eastern Australia. They indicated the possibility of producing artificial rain in adequate quantities in the not too distant future.

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