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Space Station Environmental Health System Water Quality Monitoring
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 01, 1990 by SAE International in United States
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One of the unique aspects of the Space Station is that it will be a totally encapsulated environment and the air and water supplies will be reclaimed for reuse. The Environmental Health System, a subsystem of CHeCS (Crew Health Care System), must monitor the air and water on board the Space Station Freedom to verify that the quality is adequate for crew safety. Specifically, the Water Quality Subsystem will analyze the potable and hygiene water supplies regularly for organic, inorganic, particulate, and microbial contamination. The equipment selected to perform these analyses will be commercially available instruments which will be converted for use on board the Space Station Freedom. Therefore, the commercial hardware will be analyzed to identify the gravity dependent functions and modified to eliminate them. The selection, analysis, and conversion of the off-the-shelf equipment for monitoring the Space Station reclaimed water creates a challenging project for the Water Quality engineers and scientists.
CitationVincze, J. and Sauer, R., "Space Station Environmental Health System Water Quality Monitoring," SAE Technical Paper 901351, 1990, https://doi.org/10.4271/901351.
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