Accession Number:

AD0402419

Title:

CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES IL

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

An automatically operated carbon dioxide reduction system was designed, fabricated and tested. The system will reduce 0.365 pounds of carbon dioxide per hour, equivalent to a 3.2-man carbon dIoxide output, and is required for providing respiratory support for man on extended space missions. The program was conducted In three phases, analysis of a reactor developed on a previous contract, experimental determination of design parameters, and fabrication and testing of an improved engineering model. Operating characteristics, feed gas compositions, recycle flow rates, reaction temperatures and pressures, and catalyst composition and configuration were established and the effects of variations in these were determined. Recommendations are made for improving the system and for future work.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE