Methods of Water Management, Water Recovery, and Quality Monitoring

  • Scott RitterEmail author
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To address the water needs of crew members, several methods for water management, recovery, and quality monitoring have been developed for manned space missions. This chapter provides an overview of these methods and their evolution across the manned spaceflight programs.


Water management Water recovery Water quality Humidity condensate Urine distillation Fuel cells Biocide Life support systems 


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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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