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Testing and Analysis of the First Plastic Melt Waste Compactor PrototypeA half scale Plastic Melt Waste Compactor prototype has been developed at NASA Ames Research Center. The half scale prototype unit will lead to the development of a full scale Plastic Melt Waste Compactor prototype that is representative of flight hardware that would be used on near and far term space missions. This report details the testing being done on the prototype Plastic Melt Waste Compactor by the Solid Waste Management group at NASA Ames Research Center. The tests are designed to determine the prototype's functionality, simplicity of operation, ability to contain and control noxious off-gassing, biological stability of the processed waste, and water recovery potential using a waste composite that is representative of the types of wastes produced on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, MIR and Skylab missions.
Document ID
20050157085
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Pace, Gregory S. (Lockheed Martin Technical Operations, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Fisher, John W. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Meeting Information
35th International Conference on Environmental Systems(Rome)
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: 131-20-10
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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