Waste Incineration for Resource Recovery in Bioregenerative Life Support Systems 981758
Over the last three years, the University of Utah (UofU), NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), and Reaction Engineering International (REI) have been developing an incineration system for the regeneration of components in waste materials for long-term life support systems. The system includes a fluidized bed combustor and a catalytic flue gas clean up system. An experimental version of the incinerator was built at the UofU. The incinerator was tested and modified at ARC and then operated during the Phase III human testing at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) during 1997. This paper presents the results of the work at the three locations: the design and testing at UofU, the testing and modification at ARC, and the integration and operation during the Phase III tests at JSC.
Citation: Fisher, J., Pisharody, S., Wignarajah, K., Lighty, J. et al., "Waste Incineration for Resource Recovery in Bioregenerative Life Support Systems," SAE Technical Paper 981758, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/981758. Download Citation
John W. Fisher, Suresh Pisharody, Kanapathipillia Wignarajah, JoAnn S. Lighty, Bill Burton, MaryBeth Edeen, Kevin A. Davis
Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Co., University of Utah
International Conference On Environmental Systems
SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Aerospace-V107-1