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Results on reuse of reclaimed shower waterThe Waste Water Recovery System that has been used in conjunction with a microgravity whole body shower to test a closed loop shower water reclamation system applicable to the NASA Space Station employs a Thermoelectric Integrated Hollow Fiber Membrane Evaporation Subsystem. Attention is given to the suitability of a Space Shuttle soap for such crew showers, the effects of shower water on the entire system, and the purification qualities of the recovered water. The chemical pretreatment of the shower water for microorganism control involved activated carbon, mixed ion exchange resin beds, and iodine bactericide dispensing units. The water was recycled five times, demonstrating the feasibility of reuse.
Document ID
19870051488
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Verostko, Charles E. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Garcia, Rafael (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Pierson, Duane L. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Reysa, Richard P. (Boeing Aerospace Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Irbe, Robert (Northrop Services, Inc. Microbiology Dept., Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 860983
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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