Chapter 437: Slowly Evaporating
At night, Sharena’s team had been waiting at the base camp for a long time.
They told Apollo about the situation. Apollo frowned and muttered that was there such a thing?
Then, Sharena summoned Blackie on the spot and showed Apollo how fragile Blackie’s life was.
Apollo completely believed her now. However, considering that all the food had been inspected and stored in the warehouse, he got the injured members of the team who were unable to work to guard them every day. Therefore, there was no need to make a big fuss again.
At this time, Simmons came back with the team that dug the underground water. Their clothes were dirty like a piece of modern art, but the expression on their faces seemed to have stopped at the primitive times.
“We didn’t find anything.”
The moment Simmons came up, he gave everyone a summary of their actions for the day.
Their digging team had made very smooth progress at the beginning.
The land on this island was not very difficult to dig. It did not require much strength. A shovel was enough to dig a hole.
If they were willing, these people from the god-king system could use their strong physical attributes to directly turn this piece of land over.
What made them even more excited was that as they were digging, someone heard the sound of the underground.
That sound was a little strange. Although it was indeed the sound of water flowing, it was different from all the trickling water. That stream of water was jumping and making sounds.
“It’s like the way blood flows in the blood vessels?”
Apollo listened to these people describe the sound of the stream of water and made a conclusion.
At that time, when they heard the sound of water flow, they did not care whether the sound was very strange or not. They quickly dug a few shovels down, wanting to dig it out first.
However, in their imagination, the scene of cool underground water gushing out did not appear. Instead, with a few crisp sounds, their shovels broke there.
Simmons and his men continued digging until they saw the blue-gray layer of stone. Simmons knew than that their efforts were in vain.
This meant that under the soft soil, there was a hard and unfathomable layer of stone. Even if there was an underground river in such soil, it was probably impossible to exploit it.
Now, the Sky Dynasty fell into silence. The water that Sharena found was proven to be poisonous and could not be used.
And Simmons’s team had hit a wall elsewhere. They had spent a day doing nothing and gaining anything. If this continued, they would waste even more energy. The idea of underground water would be completely executed.
“Actually, I have another idea.”
As Bulanda spoke, he winked at Sharena. “Did you bring back the mud for me?”
Sharena picked up a long spear from the ground not far away. There was a backpack hanging on it. The backpack seemed to be very heavy. The bottom was already wet from the mud, and water was still dripping out.
Of course, the water that was dripping down was also in rust-color. In the Ghost Swamp, this meant that it was highly toxic.
“As you said, I packed a backpack full of mud for you. What exactly do you plan to do with it?”
Bulanda licked his lips. After Jerry left, he became the only modern person here.
Although there were many gods in the Sky Dynasty, such as Apollo, the son of the Sun, and Ares, the God of War…
There was a problem with these people. Their scientific knowledge was quite backward. Sometimes, it was impossible to solve all problems with only strength.
Bulanda wanted to try to make use the mud through modern methods.
After all, although they called it mud, at the same time they called the area outside the island Sea of Mud.
Occasionally, there would be waves in this Sea of Mud that would rise with the wind. Just looking at it made one feel that it was full of water. It would be a pity if it could not be used.
Of course, Bulanda did not have the confidence to do a completely professional treatment. After all, in this godforsaken place, it was impossible to get a flocculant.
The most primitive and effective method was distillation.
Brenda used the skull of an unknown animal and carefully scooped up a pile of mud. Then, he placed the skull on the ground.
He covered a plate with a hole in the middle of the plate. The water vapor from the mud would rise from the hole.
Finally, a cover was placed on the plate so that the water vapor would not escape. Instead, it would liquefy and flow back into the plate.
This device was something that Bulanda had already imagined. In the eyes of others, this thing was like some strange ritual.
Even Simmons, who boasted of his experience in the wilderness, did not understand Bulanda’s method at the moment.
Bulanda lit a flame under the skull and turned to explain to everyone.
“This method is called distillation.”
“It’s like a river that will slowly evaporate when it is exposed to sunlight. The water vapor will rise to the sky and turn into clouds. When the clouds accumulate to a certain extent, they will fall again, and that is rain water.”
“Distillation is a manual process. The water that is evaporated is usually extremely clean.”
As Bulanda spoke, he glanced at the heat and thought that this step would take some time.
If this was done, the water that was produced would be drinkable. Then, they would only need to make a larger steamer.
As for the heat, the Sky Dynasty had Apollo, so there was no need to worry.
The group continued to discuss the specific matters of the underground water, as well as their next step. After about ten minutes, Bulanda felt that it was about time and opened the lid.
Water mist rose, and a wave of hot air pounced on Bulanda’s body. When the wind blew, it immediately turned into a wave of cold.
In the plate that was supposed to be used to collect water, there was now transparent and clear water.
After seeing this, many people immediately licked their dry lips.
“Can this really produce water?”
Apollo was stunned by the scene before him. Whether it was His Majesty or Bulanda, these people who considered themselves “modern people” could always produce some strange but inexplicable useful things.
“Blackie, come out!”
When Sharena saw the bowl of water, her first reaction was to quickly summon the chief drug tester of the Sky Dynasty.
As soon as Blackie landed on the ground, Sharena lifted him up. “It’s been hard on you today. You must be thirsty. I’ll bring you some hot water.”