Recipe for making water at Davis

Reverse osmosis at work

This week at Davis we saw the fruits of our winter labour spring to life with the firing up of our reverse osmosis (RO) plant.

Back in October we spent many a long day pumping seawater into the then frozen station tarn, and as the summer approached, the tarn melted and now conditons are ripe for making water to ensure the incoming winter team at Davis can enjoy clean fresh drinking water. Overall the RO plant will need to desalinate nearly 1.2m litres of water (0.5 olympic swimming pools).

With just weeks to go until we handover, many expeditioners have cleaned out their rooms and packed up their effects for the voyage home. There have even been some clean cut faces seen around town, replacing the winter beards and scruffy hair-dos.