Water will be made from the urine and sweat of astronauts

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Water will be made from the urine and sweat of astronauts

Water will be made from the urine and sweat of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) to quench their thirst. Not only that, the water will be nutritious and delicious. Through this, 98% of the astronauts' water needs will be fulfilled.

Space.com says NASA uses a system to recycle astronauts' urine and sweat. Each crew member aboard the ISS requires about a gallon of water per day for drinking, food preparation, and hygiene use. NASA's goal is to recover 98% of the water that crews take with them into space at the start of long missions.

This is made possible by the use of the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) sub-system, which will enable the regeneration or recycling of consumables such as food, air and water for further use in space.

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ECLSS is a combination of hardware that collects wastewater and makes it portable. Advanced dehumidifiers are used to collect moisture from newborns' breath and sweat using a special material.

In the interim, another subsystem, the pee processor gets together (UPA), recuperates water from pee utilizing vacuum refining. Christopher Brown, part of the Johnson Space Center team, says that 98% of distilled water is produced from urine. Actually, nothing is thrown into space. In such zero gravity (zero gravity), the luxury like on earth will not work there. So, everything must be recycled. Urine, body sweat will not be left out.


Source: NDTV

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