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Research on a Waste System for Aerospace Stations

Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-33
Author: Wallman, Harold
Author: Dodson, John
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporations
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Pages: 81
Contract: AF 33(657)-11489
Project: 6373
Task: 637305
AD Number: AD0603013

An engineering evaluation was conducted to select an optimum waste management system for collection, storage, and/or disposal of feces and urine in a space station under weightless conditions. Based on this study, a detailed design of an optimum waste management system was prepared for a 7-man, 15-day mission. Tests performed on a breadboard model of the feces collector demonstrated the feasibility of the selected approach.

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