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Chemical sensors for space applicationsThe payload of the Space Station Freedom will include sensors for frequent monitoring of the water recycling process and for measuring the many biochemical parameters related to onboard experiments. This paper describes the sensor technologies and the types of transducers and selectors considered for these sensors. Particular attention is given to such aspects of monitoring of the water recycling process as the types of water use, the sources of water and their hazards, the sensor systems for monitoring, microbial monitoring, and monitoring toxic metals and organics. An approach for monitoring water recycling is suggested, which includes microbial testing with a potentiometric device (which should be in first line of tests), the use of an ion-selective electrode for inorganic ion determinations, and the use of optic fiber techniques for the determination of total organic carbon.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Bonting, Sjoerd L. (SETI Inst.; NASA, Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1992
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 921392
Meeting Information
SAE, International Conference on Environmental Systems(Seattle, WA)
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