Discover desal at open day

February 28, 2013

Members of the public can learn how desalination works at the annual Desal Discovery Centre Open Day at Murdoch University’s Rockingham Campus on Saturday, March 9, from 12 noon to 3pm.

Hosted by the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), the open day will allow visitors to see behind the scenes, tour the Pilot Testing Facility and meet the Centre’s staff who will be on hand to answer questions.

Open day attendees can also watch a 3D movie called Crystal Clear which shows the inner workings of Perth’s desal plants and animations showing how fresh drinking water can be removed from salty water.

They can also take part in some fun water science experiments in the Desal Discovery Centre Edulab, see solar desalination at work and watch an emergency aid water tower – the SkyHydrant, which is used in Third World countries – turn contaminated water into safe, clean supplies.

Warren Hays, manager of the Desal Discovery Centre, said: “This will be a fun learning experience for the whole family with a sausage sizzle, puzzles and a taste test.

“It will also be an ideal opportunity for teachers to see what a Desal Discovery Centre visit involves and a chance for curious, enquiring minds to learn about Perth’s only climate independent water source.”

Parking is available near the Centre’s large water tanks on Dixon Road, Rockingham or visitors can use public transport. The regular 920 bus runs from Rockingham train station to Murdoch’s Rockingham Campus.

For further enquiries call 08 9360 7171, email the Desal Discovery Centre or download an Open Day flyer.

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