Wet Oxidation for Space Waste Management 680714

Long term multimanned space missions present numerous complex problems in devising a suitable life support system. Among these problems is the management of the waste Products generated during the mission. A promising approach appears to be the wet oxidation process wherein the organic waste materials are decomposed at high pressures (50 atm or higher) and intermediate temperatures (100 - 300 C). This technique is promising because: effluent may be used as a nutrient media, and thermodynamically it is exothermic.Problems associated with the adoption of this approach to waste management are amenable to experimental investigation and resolution.


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