Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

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 in the dynamically developing industry.

Nuclear power plant

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

Offshore natural gas extraction, Norway

The Troll A is an offshore natural gas platform, the largest offshore platform ever built: it rises about 170 meters (558 feet) above water level, weighs...

Aluminium smelting

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

Windmill

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

Domestic electric light sources

This animation shows the characteristics of domestic light sources, from traditional light bulbs to LED lights.

Fusion reactor

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

Ancient Roman aqueduct and road

The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the development of the Roman civilization.

Watermill

Machines converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.

Greenhouse effect

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

Hydroelectric power plant (Hoover Dam, USA)

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

How does it work? - Water tap

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

Horse mill

Machines powered by animals were mainly used in mills, for grinding grains.

System of public utilities

System that satisfies consumers’ demands of water supply, wastewater disposal, electricity, heat and gas supply and telecommunication.

Biogas power plant

Biogas can be produced from organic material (manure, plant waste, organic waste) using bacteria. Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide; burning...

Passive house

In a passive house a comfortable inner temperature can be ensured without the use of traditional heating and cooling systems.

Underground coal mining

As opposed to opencast mines, in underground mines the layers covering coal are not removed, coal is extracted from mine shafts.

Oil platform

A long pipe in the center of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.

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