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Accession Number N20120017462
Title Electrostatic Precipitator System for the Martian Environment.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author C. I. Calle J. R. Phillips J. S. Clements M. D. Hogue M. R. Johansen P. J. Mackey
Abstract Human exploration missions to Mars will require the development of technologies for the utilization of the planet's own resources for the production of commodities. However, the Martian atmosphere contains large amounts of dust. The extraction of commodities from this atmosphere requires prior removal of this dust. We report on our development of an electrostatic precipitator able to collect Martian simulated dust particles in atmospheric conditions approaching those of Mars. Extensive experiments with an initial prototype in a simulated Martian atmosphere showed efficiencies of 99%. The design of a second prototype with aerosolized Martian simulated dust in a flow-through is described. Keywords: Space applications, electrostatic precipitator, particle control, particle charging.
Keywords Aerosols
Electrostatic precipitators
Mars atmosphere
Mars missions
Mars surface
Particle charging
Planets
Technology utilization


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54C - Astrophysics
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 1313
Contract Number N/A

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