DESIGN OF AN ATMOSPHERE REGENERATION SYSTEM.
Final technical rept. 1 Jul-15 Dec 65,
UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP WINDSOR LOCKS CONN HAMILTON STANDARD DIV
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This report describes the work done during Phase I of the Atmosphere Regeneration System Program. The objective of this work is the design of the prototype model to be used as an experimental system. The Atmosphere Regeneration System utilizes the principles of selective adsorptiondesorption of carbon dioxide on a solid zeolite material, chemical catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide by hydrogen to yield methane and water, and subsequent water electrolysis to produce oxygen. This method of oxygen reclamation from CO2 is generally known as the Sabatier or methanization process. This particular system is sized to process 2 to 3 pounds per day of carbon dioxide and to produce 1.8 to 2.5 pounds per day of oxygen. The complete system weighs 225 pounds, uses 509 watts of power continuously, with short term peaks to 555 watts, and occupies about 12 cubic feet of volume. The system is dependent on the spacecraft auxiliary power system, and requires cooling fluid at 40 F and heating fluid at 375 F from the spacecraft for satisfactory operation.
- *CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES
- MANNED SPACECRAFT
- CARBON DIOXIDE
- GAS FLOW
- HEAT EXCHANGERS
- ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS
- GASEOUS DIFFUSION SEPARATION
- COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT
- PRESSURE REGULATORS
- Manned Spacecraft