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Waste water processing technology for Space Station Freedom - Comparative test data analysisComparative tests were conducted to choose the optimum technology for waste water processing on SSF. A thermoelectric integrated membrane evaporation (TIMES) subsystem and a vapor compression distillation subsystem (VCD) were built and tested to compare urine processing capability. Water quality, performance, and specific energy were compared for conceptual designs intended to function as part of the water recovery and management system of SSF. The VCD is considered the most mature and efficient technology and was selected to replace the TIMES as the baseline urine processor for SSF.
Document ID
19920048743
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Miernik, Janie H. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Shah, Burt H. (Boeing Defense and Space Group Huntsville, AL, United States)
Mcgriff, Cindy F. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 911416
Meeting Information
International Conference on Environmental Systems(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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