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Dehumidification Via Membrane Separation for Space-Based Applications
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 01, 1988 by SAE International in United States
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This paper describes the development of a membrane-based dehumidification process for space-based applications, such as spacecraft cabins and extra-vehicular-activity (EVA) space suits. Results presented are from 1) screening tests conducted to determine the efficacy of various membranes to separate water vapor from air, and 2) parametric and long-term tests of membranes operated at conditions that simulate the range of environmental conditions (e.g., temperature and relative humidity [RH]) expected in the planned space station. Also included in this paper is a discussion of preliminary designs of membrane-based dehumidification processes for the space station and EVA space suits. These designs result in compact and energy-efficient systems that offer significant advantages over conventional dehumidification processes.
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CitationGienger, J., Ray, R., and Chullen, C., "Dehumidification Via Membrane Separation for Space-Based Applications," SAE Technical Paper 881037, 1988, https://doi.org/10.4271/881037.
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