Accession Number : AD0777037

Title :   Experimental Development of Potable Water Supply for New South Pole Station.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Williams,John S.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Background information about the water supply in polar regions and the development of the Rodriguez Well in Greenland are presented. The design concept of using waste heat from the diesel generators, procurement and fabrication of equipment, and the installation and operation of an experimental well at Old South Pole Station are described in detail. Problems encountered during the experiment were not serious, and the recommended changes are listed as part of the overall recommendation to construct a Rodriguez Well for the water supply at the New South Pole Station. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Drinking water, *Antarctic regions, Snow, Drilling, Melting, Boilers, Hoses, Pumps, Water supplies, Polar regions, Greenland

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE