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Production of Oxygen from Lunar Regolith using Molten Oxide ElectrolysisThis slide presentation reviews the possible use of molten oxide electrolysis to extract oxygen from the Lunar Regolith. The presentation asserts that molten regolith electrolysis has advanced to be a useful method for production of oxygen and metals in situ on the Moon. The work has demonstrated an 8 hour batch of electrolysis at 5 amps using Iridium inert anodes.
Document ID
20090018064
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Sibille, Laurent (ASRC Aerospace Corp. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Sadoway, Donald R. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Sirk, Aislinn (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Tripathy, Prabhat (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Melendez, Orlando (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Standish, Evan (Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH, United States)
Dominquez, Jesus A. (ASRC Aerospace Corp. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Stefanescu, Doru M. (Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH, United States)
Curreri, Peter A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Poizeau, Sophie (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
February 26, 2009
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Report/Patent Number
M09-0370
Meeting Information
Space Propulsion and Energy Sciences International Forum(Huntsville, AL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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