Students from Alamogordo learn about how to get clean water from salty water at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility
Written by: Peter Soeth
Third graders in Alamogorodo, New Mexico, learning about desalination at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility.To support learning and education in the Alamogordo, New Mexico, area the Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility hosted 545 students at the Fourth Annual Discovering Desal event. The students visited the facility from March 4-12 and came from the Alamogordo Public School System, two private schools and a local homeschooling group.
Students rotated through seven learning stations to discover how to make fresh water from salty water.
The seven stations were:
- The importance of water
- How to make fresh water from salty water by understanding fresh and salty water
- How to make fresh water from salty water by first removing undissolved solids
- How to make fresh water from salty water by using reverse osmosis
- How to make fresh water from salty water using electrical charges
- How to make fresh water from salty water using renewable energy
- How to make fresh water from salty water and manage the salty waste
The students, teachers and parents had a fun and positive day.
The BGNDRF sits on 43-acres in Alamogordo. The research facility brings together researchers from federal government agencies, universities, the private sector, research organizations, and state and local agencies to work collaboratively and in partnership on cost-effective advancements of desalination technologies.
To learn more about the facility or the event, please visit its webpage at https://www.usbr.gov/research/bgndrf/.
Published on April 02, 2019