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Accession Number N20120015762
Title Trash to Supply Gas (TtSG) Project Overview.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author E. Santiago-Maldonado H. Vaccaro J. K. Lytle J. L. Broyan J. W. Fisher M. J. Kulis M. K. Ewert P. Hintze
Abstract Technologies that reduce logistical needs are a key to long term space missions. Currently, trash and waste generated during a mission is carried during the entire roundtrip mission or stored inside a logistic module which is de-orbited into Earth's atmosphere for destruction. The goal of the Trash to Supply Gas (TtSG) project is to develop space technology alternatives for converting trash and other waste materials from human spaceflight into high-value products that might include propellants or power system fuels in addition to life support oxygen and water. In addition to producing a useful product from waste, TtSG will decrease the volume needed to store waste on long term space missions. This paper presents an overview of the TtSG technologies and future plans for the project.
Keywords Aerospace engineering
Biomass energy production
Heat
Hydrocarbon fuel production
Life support systems
Long duration space flight
Organic wastes(Fuel conversion)
Oxidation
Oxygen
Space missions
Spacecraft propulsion
Urine
Waste utilization
Water

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 95E - Life Support Systems
84A - Astronautics
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cocoa Beach, FL. John F. Kennedy Space Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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