Accession Number:

AD0654306

Title:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A WASTE MANAGEMENT UNIT FOR A MANNED SPACE VEHICLE.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Dec 65-15 Feb 67,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A waste management unit laboratory model for use in a space simulator was designed, fabricated, and tested. The unit was designed to Support 4 men for 30 days. Operate for five 30-day simulated missions. Operate under weightless or normal gravity conditions. Collect urine and feces separately but simultaneously while the user is in the seated position. Collect urine when the user is in the standing position. The unit incorporates a single sphere to collect, dehydrate, and store feces. This precludes the necessity of manual transfer of waste. Positive odor control is achieved with a forced air flow. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft
  • Life Support Systems
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE