OXYGEN SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR MANNED SPACE ENCLOSURES.
Final rept., 1 Dec 65-30 Sep 66,
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC ALLENTOWN PA
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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
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