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Air-Cooled Design of a Temperature-Swing Adsorption Compressor for Closed-Loop Air Revitalization SystemsThe air revitalization system of the International Space Station (ISS) operates in an open loop mode and relies on the resupply of oxygen and other consumables from earth for the life support of astronauts. A compressor is required for delivering the carbon dioxide from a removal assembly to a reduction unit to recover oxygen and thereby closing the air-loop. We have a developed a temperature-swing adsorption compressor (TSAC) for performing these tasks that is energy efficient, quiet, and has no rapidly moving parts. This paper discusses the mechanical design and the results of thermal model validation tests of a TSAC that uses air as the cooling medium.
Document ID
20040045252
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mulloth, Lila M.
(Science Applications International Corp. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Affleck, Dave L.
(Science Applications International Corp. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Rosen, Micha
(Science Applications International Corp. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
LeVan, M. Douglas
(Vanderbilt Univ.)
Wang, Yuan
(Vanderbilt Univ.)
Cavalcante, Celio L.
(Vanderbilt Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Meeting Information
34rd International Conference on Environmental Systems Meeting(Colorado Springs, CO)
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: 131-20-10
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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