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Integrated waste and water management systemThe performance requirements of the NASA Space Station have prompted a reexamination of a previously developed integrated waste and water management system that used distillation and catalytic oxydation to purify waste water, and microbial digestion and incineration for waste solids disposal. This system successfully operated continuously for 206 days, for a 4-man equivalent load of urine, feces, wash water, condensate, and trash. Attention is given to synergisms that could be established with other life support systems, in the cases of thermal integration, design commonality, and novel technologies.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Murray, R. W.
(General Electric Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Sauer, R. L.
(NASA Johnson Space Center 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 860996
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