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analysis of mir condensate and potable waterApproximately fifty percent of the potable water supplied to the Russian cosmonauts, American astronauts, and other occupants of the current Russian Mir Space Station is produced by the direct recycle of water from humidity condensate. The remainder comes from ground supplied potable water that is delivered on a Progress resupply spacecraft, or processed fuel cell water transferred from the Shuttle. Reclamation of water for potable and hygiene purposes is considered essential for extended duration missions in order to avoid massive costs associated with resupplying water from the ground. The Joint U.S/Russian Phase 1 program provided the U.S. the first opportunity to evaluate the performance of water reclamation hardware in microgravity. During the Phase I program, the U.S. collected recycled water, stored water, and humidity condensate samples for chemical and microbial evaluation. This experiment was conducted to determine the potability of the water supplied on Mir, to assess the reliability of the water reclamation and distribution systems, and to aid in developing water quality monitoring standards for International Space Station.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Pierre, L. M.
(Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX United States)
Bobe, L.
Protasov, N. N.
Sauer, R. L.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Schultz, J. R.
(Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX United States)
Sinyak, Y. E.
(Institute of Biomedical Problems Moscow, USSR)
Skuratov, V. M.
(Institute of Biomedical Problems Moscow, USSR)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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