The Interaction of Spacecraft Cabin Atmospheric Quality and Water Processing System Performance

2002-01-2300

07/15/2002

Event
International Conference On Environmental Systems
Authors Abstract
Content
Although designed to remove organic contaminants from a variety of wastewater streams, the planned U.S. and present Russian-provided water processing systems on board the International Space Station (ISS) have capacity limits for some of the more common volatile cleaning solvents used for housekeeping purposes. Using large quantities of volatile cleaning solvents during the ground processing and in-flight operational phases of a crewed spacecraft such as the ISS can lead to significant challenges to the water processing systems. To understand the challenges facing the management of water processing capacity, the relationship between cabin atmospheric quality and humidity condensate loading is presented. This relationship is developed as a tool to determine the cabin atmospheric loading that may compromise water processing system performance. A comparison of cabin atmospheric loading with volatile cleaning solvents from the ISS, Mir, and Shuttle are presented to predict acceptable limits for maintaining optimal water processing system performance.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2300
Pages
13
Citation
Perry, J., "The Interaction of Spacecraft Cabin Atmospheric Quality and Water Processing System Performance," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2300, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2300.
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Publisher
Published
Jul 15, 2002
Product Code
2002-01-2300
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English