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Water recycling-Space technology combats water waste -
- Title Water recycling-Space technology combats water waste -
- Released 08/06/2004
- Length 00:14:30
- Language French
- Footage Type Documentary
Space technology combats water waste, 2004. ESA research into ways of feeding future astronauts on missions to Mars is about to find a very down-to-earth application - how to recycle every drop of water when fresh water is sparsely or not available at all. Before considering to send a complex water-treatment system into space, it has to be thoroughly tested on Earth. This is why ESA funded development of a sewage water cleaning system for the Franco/Italian Concordia Antarctic research station, to be deployed at the end of 2004. Prior to its shipment to Antarctica, an extended field test of the unit was carried out at a vocational school in Southern France - undoubtedly a tough test bed for any new technology. The system "at work" was filmed, as well as soundbites recorded from engineers and experts from Institut Paul Emile Victor in Brest (operating the Concordia Station) and Technomembrane, Montpellier, France (who built the system). This video is the A-roll of 5 minutes (split audio - English voiceover) . There is a supporting B-roll of 8 minutes with clean international sound.