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VRA Flight Experiment Sample Stability Study
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 01, 1997 by SAE International in United States
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Design concepts for the International Space Station Water Processor (WP) will be validated as discrete flight experiments on-board the Space Shuttle Spacehab. This paper summarizes the results of a study into sample stability within a modified Teflon cell culture bag assembly to support an upcoming Spacehab evaluation of the WP Volatile Removal Assembly (VRA). Results indicate that a lack of adequate preservation results in significant sample analyte degradation over the course of 2-3 week due to increased microbial activity. Results were utilized for the definition of an optimal preservation approach based on the anticipated VRA Flight Experiment samples.
CitationSteele, J., Grabowski, N., Parker, D., and Holder, D., "VRA Flight Experiment Sample Stability Study," SAE Technical Paper 972377, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/972377.
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