Early Results of an Integrated Water Recovery System Test 2001-01-2210
The work presented in this paper summarizes the early results of an integrated advanced water recovery system test conducted by the Crew and Thermal Systems Division (CTSD) at NASA-Johnson Space Center (JSC). The system design and the results of the first two months of operation are presented. The overall objective of this test is to demonstrate the capability of an integrated advanced water recovery system to produce potable quality water for at least six months. Each subsystem is designed for operation in microgravity. The primary treatment system consists of a biological system for organic carbon and ammonia removal. Dissolved solids are removed by reverse osmosis and air evaporation systems. Finally, ion exchange technology in combination with photolysis or photocatalysis is used for polishing of the effluent water stream. The wastewater stream consists of urine and urine flush water, hygiene wastewater and a simulated humidity condensate.
Karen D. Pickering, Kristina R. Wines, Gina M. Pariani, Lea A. Franks, Jannivine Yeh, Melissa L. Campbell, Barry W. Finger, Charles E. Verostko, Chris Carrier, Jayesh C. Gandhi, Leticia M. Vega
NASA Johnson Space Center, Lockheed-Martin Space Operations, Hamilton Sunstrand Management Services, Inc., Honeywell, Inc., Liberated Staffing Services, GB Tech
31st International Conference On Environmental Systems