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A Design Basis for Spacecraft Cabin Trace Contaminant Control
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published July 12, 2009 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Perry, J., "A Design Basis for Spacecraft Cabin Trace Contaminant Control," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 4(1):584-591, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-2592.
Successful trace chemical contamination control is one of the components necessary for achieving good cabin atmospheric quality. While employing seemingly simple process technologies, sizing the active contamination control equipment must employ a reliable design basis for the trace chemical load in the cabin atmosphere. A simplified design basis that draws on experience gained from the International Space Station program is presented. The trace chemical contamination control design load refines generation source magnitudes and includes key chemical functional groups representing both engineering and toxicology challenges.