Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

Windmill

Machines converting the energy of wind into useful forms of power were already in use in...

Domestic electric light sources

This animation shows the characteristics of domestic light sources, from traditional...

Aluminium smelting

Aluminium smelting is the process of extracting aluminium from alumina by electrolysis.

Fusion reactor

Nuclear fusion will serve as an environmentally friendly and practically unlimited source...

Offshore natural gas extraction, Norway

The Troll A is an offshore natural gas platform, the largest offshore platform ever...

Mining at the time of the Industrial Revolution

At the end of the 18th century, mining boomed because of the great need for raw materials...

Ancient Roman aqueduct and road

The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the...

Watermill

Machines converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power...

How does it work? - Water tap

This animation demonstrates the functioning of the 3 basic types of water tap.

Hydroelectric power plant (Hoover Dam, USA)

The huge dam built on the Colorado river in the US was named after a former American...

Greenhouse effect

Human activity increases the greenhouse effect and leads to global warming.

Nuclear power plant

Nuclear power plants convert the energy released during nuclear fission into electric power.

Water supply system

The water supply system provides clean and safe drinking water for the consumers.

Passive house

In a passive house a comfortable inner temperature can be ensured without the use of...

Underground coal mining

As opposed to opencast mines, in underground mines the layers covering coal are not...

Biogas power plant

Biogas can be produced from organic material (manure, plant waste, organic waste) using...

Oil platform

A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the...

Water turbine, generator

Water turbines convert the kinetic energy of water into electric current.

System of public utilities

System that satisfies consumers’ demands of water supply, wastewater disposal,...

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