Desal Discovery Centre

Please note that the Desal Discovery Centre is now closed. However fact sheets and teacher resources can still be downloaded from this section.

The Desal Discovery Centre (DDC) was an informative water science education centre that proved a popular destination for school excursions, as well as adult interest groups, government, water industry and academic stakeholders and interested members of the public.

The DDC provided a purpose-built science and water testing laboratory where visitors could participate in experiments and activities to discover how desalination technologies work. Over 4,500 visitors were introduced to the fascinating world of water and high-tech water treatment processes and came to understand the role that desalination plays in providing water security in Australia.

Popular features of a visit to the DDC included the viewing a 3D movie that told the story of the desalination process and a water taste test. Hands-on activities conducted in the EduLab allowed visitors to disassemble membranes and identify all of the elements of a typical reverse osmosis system.

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