Status of the Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber ISS Technology Demonstration 2023-2024



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2024 International Conference on Environmnetal Systems


The Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber (FBCO2) flight demonstration is presently operating as a primary CO2 removal system onboard the International Space Station (ISS). After activation in October 2021, FBCO2 has been removing metabolic CO2 from the ISS cabin where it is supplementing or fully replacing the heritage systems. This paper describes the past year's accomplishments and forward outlook. The performance of the new blower, efforts toward closed-loop operation, and further on-orbit modifications will also be detailed. System reliability, software changes, and ongoing efforts will be summarized.


Lyndsey Winslette, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
James C. Knox, Knox Analytical Solutions Inc., USA
Tim Giesy, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
Jennifer Williams, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
John D. Garr II, NASA Johnson Space Center(JSC), USA
ICES306: Physico-Chemical Life Support - Air Revitalization Systems - Carbon Dioxide Removal - Technology and Process Development
The 53rd International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on 21 July 2024 through 25 July 2024.


Carbon Dioxide Removal, Life Support Systems, Adsorption