Chemical Analysis of Potable Water and Humidity Condensate Collected During the MIR-21 Mission 972462
The primary source of potable water planned for the International Space Station will be generated from the reclamation of humidity condensate, urine, and hygiene waters. It is vital to crew health and performance that this reclaimed water be safe for human consumption, and that health risks associated with recycled water consumption be identified and quantified. Only recently has data been available on the chemical constituents in reclaimed waters generated in microgravity. Results for samples collected during Mir-21 reveal that both the reclaimed water and stored water are of potable quality, although the samples did not meet U.S. standards for total organic carbon (TOC), total phenols, and turbidity.
Citation: Pierre, L., Schultz, J., Sauer, R., Sinyak, Y. et al., "Chemical Analysis of Potable Water and Humidity Condensate Collected During the MIR-21 Mission," SAE Technical Paper 972462, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/972462. Download Citation
Lizanna M. Pierre, John R. Schultz, Richard L. Sauer, Yuri E. Sinyak, Vladimir M. Skuratov, Nikolai N. Protasov
KRUG Life Sciences, Inc., Institute of Biomedical Problems
International Conference On Environmental Systems
SAE 1997 Transactions - Journal of Aerospace-V106-1