1987-07-01

Spacecraft Water System Disinfection Technology: Past, Present, and Future Needs 871487

The lessons of past and present manned space programs are clear. Successful design and operation of a spacecraft water system is contingent upon consideration of traditional sanitary engineering principles in the context of unique mission requirements. However, the aerospace solution to the traditional terrestrial problem often requires an innovative design approach to succeed in the spacecraft environment. Future long duration space missions will require the same attention to basic principles, the same degree of innovation, and an extra measure of caution, because of the lack of terrestrial experience with direct human reuse of reclaimed water.

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