BACTERIA SENSOR FOR REPROCESSED WATER - MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND FABRICATION.
Final rept. May 67-Aug 68,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV
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The results of the developmental research leading to the design and fabrication of a short-time, electronic sensor to monitor the bacteriological quality of reprocessed water aboard spacecraft are reported. The basic sensing capability is furnished by a Coulter Counter that selectively detects and counts particles of bacterial size. Detection is accomplished by comparing the number of bacteria-size particles in the reprocessed water sample at some point in time with a particle count at some future point in time, i.e., following the establishment of conditions necessary to allow growth and multiplication of bacteria. A significant difference between the two counts strongly implies bacterial replication, and therefore the presence of viable organisms in the raw reprocessed water. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Life Support Systems