Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2581
2004-07-19

Comparison of Waste Systems 2004-01-2581

A summary of waste processes and waste process data is presented in the context of mission equivalent system mass. Storage, size reduction, drying, aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation, chemical oxidation, pyrolysis, and post processing are evaluated in the context of probable long-duration missions beyond LEO, and the probable quantities and types of wastes and of the other on-board systems. An assessment of the waste systems described in the ALS Reference Missions Document is presented, and rationale for some changes to these systems is provided.

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