Students from Murdoch University are shown the Moerk Water desalination plant.

Fifteen students from Murdoch University visited Moerk Water’s research facility on Thursday, June 21st for an introduction to the portable desalination unit that they will be taking to an isolated community in Indonesia this July.

  Martin Brezger from Moerk Water samples the desalinated water with one of the students.

Martin Brezger from Moerk Water samples the desalinated water with one of the students.

The students, accompanied by Dr. Martin Anda of Murdoch University, were given a brief introduction to the unit in the workshop by Moerk Water Director Martin Brezger.

Following the presentation, the students had an opportunity to do some hands-on field testing of the equipment at South Beach in Fremantle, Australia.

  The students learn about the installation they will soon take part in.

The students learn about the installation they will soon take part in.

  Desalinated water sampled fresh from the sea.

Desalinated water sampled fresh from the sea.

The unit is 100% solar powered and produces clean, drinkable water at a rate of 20-30L/hour. All the equipment fits neatly into two travel boxes and can easily be taken anywhere in the world.

  Martin Brezger with the Murdoch students and the portable desalination plant they will take to Indonesia.

Martin Brezger with the Murdoch students and the portable desalination plant they will take to Indonesia.

  The s  tudents learn how to operate Moerk Water's portable desalination plant ahead of their trip to Indonesia.

The students learn how to operate Moerk Water's portable desalination plant ahead of their trip to Indonesia.