Lyophilization for water recovery III, system design

Eric Litwiller*, Martin Reinhard, John Fisher, Michael Flynn

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Mixed liquid/solid wastes, including feces, water processor effluents, and food waste, can be lyophilized (freeze-dried) to recover the water they contain and stabilize the solids that remain. Our previous research has demonstrated the potential benefits of using thermoelectric heat pumps to build a lyophilizer for processing waste in microgravity. These results were used to build a working prototype suitable for ground-based human testing. This paper describes the prototype design and presents results of functional and performance tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication35th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2005
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event35th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2005 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jul 11 2005Jul 14 2005

Other

Other35th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2005
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period07/11/0507/14/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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