Accession Number:

AD0274149

Title:

Study of the Purification of Water from Biological Waste

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Studies concerned a technique for the recovery of potable water from metabolic wastes. The technique begins with the vaporization at a reduced pressure of the volatiles contained in the wastes followed by a high temperature catalytic reaction to destroy the entrained contaminants, and concludes with the condensation and collection of potable water. Chemical, optical and biological tests and examinations were conducted on the recovered product. Testing with animals and a human subject has shown no detrimental effects. Apparatus for space flight, designed on the basis of data accumulated during this program, would weigh approximately six pounds. The sub-system would be desirable for space flights extending for time periods greater than ten days.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE