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Integrated Testing of a 4-Bed Molecular Sieve, Air-Cooled Temperature Swing Adsorption Compressor, and Sabatier Engineering Development Unit
Author and Affiliation:
Knox, James C.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Miller, Lee(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Campbell, Melissa(Hamilton Sundstrand Management Services, Inc., Houston, TX, United States)
Mulloth, Lila(Science Applications International Corp., United States)
Varghese, Mini(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: Accumulation and subsequent compression of carbon dioxide that is removed from the space cabin are two important processes involved in a closed-loop air revitalization scheme of the International Space Station (ISS). The 4-Bed Molecular Sieve (4BMS) of ISS currently operates in an open loop mode without a compressor. The Sabatier Engineering Development Unit (EDU) processes waste CO2 to provide water to the crew. This paper reports the integrated 4BMS, air-cooled Temperature Swing Adsorption Compressor (TSAC), and Sabatier EDU testing. The TSAC prototype was developed at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC). The 4BMS was modified to a functionally flight-like condition at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Testing was conducted at MSFC. The paper provides details of the TSAC operation at various CO2 loadings and corresponding performance of the 4BMS and Sabatier.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2006
Document ID:
20060047768
(Acquired Oct 11, 2006)
Subject Category: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Report/Patent Number: Rept-06ICES-182
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems; 17-20 Jul. 2006; Norfolk, VA; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ADSORPTION; AIR COOLING; COMPRESSORS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; ABSORBENTS; CARBON DIOXIDE; FEEDBACK CONTROL; WATER; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; PROTOTYPES
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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