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The Physical/Chemical Closed-Loop Life Support Research ProjectThe various elements of the Physical/Chemical Closed-Loop Life Support Research Project (P/C CLLS) are described including both those currently funded and those planned for implementation at ARC and other participating NASA field centers. The plan addresses the entire range of regenerative life support for Space Exploration Initiative mission needs, and focuses initially on achieving technology readiness for the Initial Lunar Outpost by 1995-97. Project elements include water reclamation, air revitalization, solid waste management, thermal and systems control, and systems integration. Current analysis estimates that each occupant of a space habitat will require a total of 32 kg/day of supplies to live and operate comfortably, while an ideal P/C CLLS system capable of 100 percent reclamation of air and water, but excluding recycling of solid wastes or foods, will reduce this requirement to 3.4 kg/day.
Document ID
19910025494
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bilardo, Vincent J., Jr. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1990
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 90-3729
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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