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Lyophilization for Water Recovery III, System Design
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 11, 2005 by SAE International in United States
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Mixed liquid/solid wastes, including feces, water processor effluents, and food waste, can be lyophilized (freeze-dried) to recover the water they contain and stabilize the solids that remain. Our previous research has demonstrated the potential benefits of using thermoelectric heat pumps to build a lyophilizer for processing waste in microgravity. These results were used to build a working prototype suitable for ground-based human testing. This paper describes the prototype design and presents results of functional and performance tests.
CitationLitwiller, E., Reinhard, M., Fisher, J., and Flynn, M., "Lyophilization for Water Recovery III, System Design," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3084, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-3084.
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