Water from the sun

Australia, 1967

Film
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The Coober Pedy Solar Still was constructed outside the opal mining town in 1966. It covers an area of almost two acres, and is now distilling plentiful supplies of brackish water into a reliable supply of domestic fresh water. Explains with animated diagrams how a Solar Still works, and shows an earlier prototype in Western Australia. Only recently has enough been learned about the thermal behaviour of Solar Stills for an economical design to be developed.

Credits

producer

S.T. Evans

production company

CSIRO

Duration

00:14:40:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30238

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Solar cells

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Coober Pedy (S. Aust.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water quality

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water resources development

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water use

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water - Purification

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water resources development

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-supply

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drinking water - Health aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Solar cells

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technological innovations - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Thermodynamics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Water-supply engineering

Places → Coober Pedy (S. Aust.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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