Development of Plastic Melt Waste Compactor for Space Missions - Experiments and Prototype Design

2004-01-2378

07/19/2004

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International Conference On Environmental Systems
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This paper describes current work at NASA Ames Research Center on the development of a heat melt compactor that can be used on both near term and far term missions. Preliminary tests have been performed to characterize the behavior of composite wastes that are representative of the types of wastes produced on current and previous space missions such as International Space Station, Space Shuttle, MIR and Skylab. Preliminary tests were conducted to characterize the volume reduction, bonding, encapsulation and plastic extrusion of the waste composite. The preliminary tests are designed to provide the data needed to design the first prototype Plastic Melt Waste Compactor.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2378
Pages
17
Citation
Pace, G., and Fisher, J., "Development of Plastic Melt Waste Compactor for Space Missions - Experiments and Prototype Design," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2378, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2378.
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Jul 19, 2004
Product Code
2004-01-2378
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English