1996-07-01

A Comparative Evaluation of Lunar Oxygen Production Technologies 961596

This paper describes the procedures and decisions behind a detailed trade-off and comparative evaluation of possible processes for in-situ oxygen production from lunar regolith. After analysis of some thirty-one parameters for twenty candidate processes, the technique of vapour pyrolysis was selected as the preferred process concept on which to base a pilot lunar oxygen production plant. A brief description is given of the design of the lunar regolith pyrolyser, which is the core of the production plant.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X