Title

Effect of Different Waste Recovery Systems on the Overall Waste Generation Rates for an Advanced Life Support System

Abstract

This work demonstrates how studies of life support systems can be used to advance the understanding of environmental principles. Efficient waste recovery systems that are developed for the Advanced Life Support System used in space explorations can be utilised on Earth. As an example, we explored three different ALSS scenarios, each having different waste recovery technologies. The results are compared in terms of the overall waste generation rates. It is concluded that physicochemical waste recovery systems, with their low level of uncertainty in operating conditions and high recovery efficiencies, are the best choice for a 600 day mission to Mars.

Description:21 pages

Keywords

Simulation-Based Optimization, Technology Comparison, Design under Uncertainty, Crew Diet Utilization, Waste Utilization

Identifier

ALS-NSCORT:p21

Date of this Version

January 2007

Publisher Identifier:

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 29 (1,2,3). DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2007.012805

Publisher

Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

ALS NSCORT Project Number

Project 15 - Simulation Based Optimization Approach to Model and Design an Advanced Life Support System

Project Lead

Seza Orcun

Language

English

ALS NSCORT Series

Published Materials

Administrative Contact

Dave Kotterman, dkotter@purdue.edu

Rights

Copyright 2005 Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd. For more information please visit the publisher's website: http://www.inderscience.com/index.php

Access

This article is not available through e-pubs. Current Purdue University Faculty, Staff and Students may also access the full-text, electronic version of the article at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEP.2007.012805

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