Accession Number:

AD0728727

Title:

Fecal Waste Management Unit,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARDE INC PARAMUS N J

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A novel waste management unit for the collection, sampling, drying, and storage of fecal wastes in a life-support simulator, or aerospace flights has been designed, developed, and tested. The unit collects the feces, which are subsequently air dried at ambient temperature an pressure, and stored. The unit is designed for use in a weightless environment yet has the convenience of operation of an ordinary terrestrial toilet. Other design features include measures to prevent fecal contamination or odors from entering the space cabin, low power requirements, and minimum loss of cabin air overboard. Weight of the unit is about 50 lb. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE