Inductively Heated Plasma Generator-based Waste Decomposition for Long Duration Crewed Space Missions

dc.creatorAnih, Samuel
dc.creatorPagan, Adam
dc.creatorKoch, Helmut
dc.creatorMartinez, Peter
dc.creatorLaufer, Rene
dc.creatorHerdrich, Georg
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-24T14:49:01Z
dc.date.available2020-07-24T14:49:01Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-31
dc.descriptionSamuel Anih, SpaceLab, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, ZA
dc.descriptionAdam Pagan, Institute of Space Systems (IRS), Universität Stuttgart, DE
dc.descriptionHelmut Koch, Institute of Space Systems (IRS), Universität Stuttgart, DE
dc.descriptionPeter Martinez, SpaceLab, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, ZA
dc.descriptionRene Laufer, SpaceLab, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, ZA
dc.descriptionGeorg Herdrich, Institute of Space Systems (IRS), Universität Stuttgart, DE
dc.descriptionICES304: Physio-Chemical Life Support- Waste Management Systems- Technology and Process Development
dc.descriptionThe proceedings for the 2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems were published from July 31, 2020. The technical papers were not presented in person due to the inability to hold the event as scheduled in Lisbon, Portugal because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.en_US
dc.description.abstractHuman spaceflight to destinations further away from cis-Earth system imposes extra challenge of adequate waste management on the crew as a result of several constraints such as limited habitable volume inside the spacecraft, isolation from the Earth system and less waste storage capacity for the period of the mission. This paper discusses the development and results of the Waste for Energy and Volume Recovery (WEVR) campaign carried out at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart as part of the collaboration with the University of Cape Town's SpaceLab. Waste package simulant (WPS) test samples, normalized to a mass of 25 g were thermally decomposed through exposure to plasma from high enthalpy inductively heated plasma generators (IPG3 and IPG4) operated with oxygen or nitrogen test gases in the Plasma Wind Tunnel 3 (PWK3), an atmospheric entry test facility at IRS. The test samples were placed inside a cylindrical sample holder and mounted onto a plasma probe that was moved into the center of the plasma plume to assess the decomposition process. Results from the tests campaign are presented in this document.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otherICES_2020_361
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/86302
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems
dc.subjectWaste-management
dc.subjectLong-duration crewed space mission
dc.subjectInductively heated plasma generator
dc.subjectWaste package simulant
dc.titleInductively Heated Plasma Generator-based Waste Decomposition for Long Duration Crewed Space Missions
dc.typePresentation

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