Accession Number:

AD0652247

Title:

OXYGEN SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR MANNED SPACE ENCLOSURES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Dec 65-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author:

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC ALLENTOWN PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The study was conducted to design, construct, and test an Oxygen Supply System for Manned Space Enclosures. The system was designed to provide oxygen at a rate of 0-91 gramshr 0-0.2 lbshr for a period of 24 hours, under weightless conditions. The design utilized the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to breathing oxygen and potable water on demand. It consists of a positive expulsion peroxide storage tank, a catalytic reactor, a heat exchanger, a gravity independent phase separator, and a product storage tank. A laboratory model was constructed and tested to demonstrate the feasibility of the design. This unit produces breathing oxygen and potable water at the design capacity in any gravitational orientation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE