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Condensate Wetting of Suit Heat Exchanger Water Separator Plates.
MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO
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It is anticipated that the water separator plates in the suit heat exchanger will become dry during the orbital storage phase of the Gemini B mission. Dry water separator plates provide a path for leakage of cabin atmosphere through the suit heat exchanger condensate outlet line to the water evaporator and then overboard through the relief valve. The purpose of this test was to determine the feasibility of wetting the water separator plates in a dry suit heat exchanger with the condensate normally collected within the unit. This was done by subjecting the heat exchanger to conditions that simulated its operation in the spacecraft and concurrently measuring the water output and gas leakage through the water separator plates. Author
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