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Glow Discharge Techniques for the Production and Acquisition of Oxygen from the Martian Atmosphere
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 01, 1994 by SAE International in United States
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A glow-discharge can be sustained in ambient Mars atmosphere, resulting in the dissociation of carbon dioxide molecules into carbon monoxide and oxygen. If the glow-discharge zone is maintained adjacent to a silver permeation membrane, atomic oxygen, produced by the discharge, can be separated from the other species. Experiments have been conducted to determine the behavior of glow-discharge enhanced oxygen production over a range of temperatures at Mars ambient pressure, in order to assess this approach as a possible low-temperature alternative to mechanical filtration, collection, compression and heating of Mars atmosphere with subsequent electrochemical separation.
CitationWu, D., Ash, R., and Outlaw, R., "Glow Discharge Techniques for the Production and Acquisition of Oxygen from the Martian Atmosphere," SAE Technical Paper 941254, 1994, https://doi.org/10.4271/941254.
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