Monday, November 24, 2008

NASA Water Recovery System That Turn Urine Into Drinking Water

The international space station is about to get all the comforts of a modern, high-end, “green” home: a recycling water filter, a new fridge, extra bedrooms, workout equipment and a new bathroom. Most significant is the water recovery system – it will turn urine and condensation into fresh drinking water. According to the U.S. space agency, the water recovery system can also transform the crew's hygiene wastes into water and capture cabin condensation. When it's fully functioning, the system will be able to pump out 93 kilograms of pure water everyday for the station's seven crew members. The purification process includes distilling, filtering and oxidizing; iodine is also added to the mix to get rid of any remaining microbes. I wonder, how does it taste?

Source : CTV

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