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Test results on reuse of reclaimed shower water - A summaryResults are presented from tests to evaluate a microgravity whole body shower and waste water recovery system design for possible use on the Space Station. Several water recovery methods were tested, including phase change distillation, a thermoelectric hollow fiber membrane evaporation subsystem, and a reverse osmosis dynamic membrane system. Consideration is given to the test hardware, the types of soaps evaluated, the human response to showering with reclaimed water, chemical treatment for microbial control, the procedures for providing hygienic water, and the quality of water produced by the systems. All three of the waste water recovery systems tested successfully produced reclaimed water for reuse.
Document ID
19900040359
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)
Sauer, Richard (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Reysa, Richard P. (Boeing Aerospace and Electronics Houston, TX, United States)
Linton, Arthur T. (Hamilton Standard Management Services, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1989
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 891443
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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