EVALUATION OF WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEMS AND ANALYSIS OF RECOVERED WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Analyses were made of water recovered from human urine and from atmospheric condensate collected during manned tests inside a sealed chamber. Data on more than 200 samples were prepared for comparison with that of distilled water and tap water and with U.S. Public Health Standards for drinking water. Most of the samples were suitable for human consumption. Candidate systems for recovering potable water from urine were evaluated. Thermoelectric, electrodialysis, and vapor compression water reclamation devices were determined to be suitable for use during extended aerospace missions.
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