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Oxygen Supply System for Manned Space Enclosures

Report Number: AMRL TR 66-169
Author: Schmauch, George E
Author: Bailey, Bruce
Corporate Author: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Pages: 60
Contract: AF 33(615)-3335
Project: 6373
Task: 637302
AD Number: AD0652247

Abstract:
The study was conducted to design, construct, and test an Oxygen Supply System for Manned Space Enclosures. The system was designed to provide oxygen at a rate of 0-91 grams/hr (0-0.2 lbs/hr) for a period of 24 hours, under weightless conditions. The design utilized the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to breathing oxygen and potable water on demand. It consists of a positive expulsion peroxide storage tank, a catalytic reactor, a heat exchanger, a gravity independent phase separator, and a product storage tank. A laboratory model was constructed and tested to demonstrate the feasibility of the design. This unit produces breathing oxygen and potable water at the design capacity in any gravitational orientation.


Provenance:
RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine
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