The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is located on the Southern buttress of Vesleskarvet. It’s arguably one of the most hostile, yet pristine locations on the planet. SANAE has an on-site waste treatment plant installed to serve the 32 scientists there. The system must be kept at a minimum of 12°C for optimal efficiency.
A requirement for the SANAE was to ship their bodily wastes back to South Africa. This was a costly undertaking.