Essentials of Life Support Systems: Carbon Dioxide Scrubbing

  • David F. WassellEmail author
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This chapter focuses on carbon dioxide scrubbing technologies. The basic chemistry and physics of carbon dioxide are reviewed with reference to biological and geological consequences. Industrial carbon dioxide scrubbing technologies are introduced, followed by a discussion of past and current spacecraft CO2 scrubbing technologies and how they relate to the industrial applications. Finally, a brief overview of potential future scrubbing technologies is presented.


Carbon dioxide Amine Scrubbing Membrane SMAC Life support Physical absorbers Chemical absorbers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OperationsSaskPower BDPS (Boundary Dam Power Station)EstevanCanada
  2. 2.Astronauts4HireHoustonUSA

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