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Test results of a shower water recovery system
Author and Affiliation:
Verostko, Charles E.(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Price, Donald F.(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 Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Sauer, Richard L.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
et al.
Abstract: A shower test was conducted recently at NASA-JSC in which waste water was reclaimed and reused. Test subjects showered in a prototype whole body shower following a protocol similar to that anticipated for Space Station. The waste water was purified using reverse osmosis followed by filtration through activated carbon and ion exchange resin beds. The reclaimed waste water was maintained free of microorganisms by using both heat and iodine. This paper discusses the test results, including the limited effectiveness of using iodine as a disinfectant and the evaluation of a Space Station candidate soap for showering. In addition, results are presented on chemical and microbial impurity content of water samples obtained from various locations in the water recovery process.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1987
Document ID:
19880033931
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A21158
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number: SAE PAPER 871512
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 16p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: MANNED SPACE FLIGHT; WASTE WATER; WATER RECLAMATION; WATER TREATMENT; MICROORGANISMS; SHOWERS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Imprint And Other Notes: SAE, Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems, 17th, Seattle, WA, July 13-15, 1987. 16 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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