Wednesday, 18 July 2012

As real as it gets

I'm writing a manual today for a forthcoming course in Saudi Arabia on desalination.

I'm looking forward to getting away from the desk, and going to site tomorrow for something a bit more hands-on. We will be repairing and recommissioning two package plants (including the "Matrix" unit pictured above) at an Indian restaurant in the North -West UK.

I'm taking a couple of MSc students I'm supervising at Nottingham along to watch. It'll be nice for all of us to remember that whilst research and writing are both interesting and necessary, making things actually work is a rather messier business.  

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