ECLS Technology Development Programme-Results and Further Activities 901289

In support of the Columbus ECLSS, a technology development program has been performed on four items:
  • Regenerative CO2 removal
  • Trace Gas Contamination Control
  • Trace Gas Contamination Monitoring
  • Low Noise Variable Speed Fan
This paper describes the contents and results of the concluding Subsystem Level Tests and consecutive programme extensions which concentrated on:
  • performance of the Contamination Monitoring Unit
  • noise generation of the Variable Speed Fan
  • lifetime tests of the CO2 removal solid amine
  • closed water loop operation of a solid amine CO2 removal unit


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