Performance Testing of the Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal Engineering Development Unit 2005-01-3033
This paper describes the results of performance testing of the Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal (VPCAR) technology. The VPCAR technology is currently being developed by NASA as a Mars transit vehicle water recycling system. NASA has recently completed a grant to develop a next generation VPCAR system. This grant concluded with the shipment of the final deliverable from Water Reuse Technology Inc. to NASA on August 31, 2003.
This paper presents the results of initial performance testing of the VPCAR-EDU. Mass, power, volume, and acoustic measurements are reported. Product water purity analysis for a Mars transit mission and a planetary base simulated wastewater feeds are also reported.