The Role of Chemical Processes in Advanced Life Support System Development

  • Warren A. Johnson
Conference paper


As space mission durations increase and objectives became more diverse, life support equipment must also increase in capacity and diversity. Storage of expendable materials such as oxygen, water, and food needed to support life in space rapidly becomes prohibitively heavy and bulky for longer missions and larger crew sizes. Further, disposal of large quantities of wastes will be required. Thus, the recovery of useful materials by waste regeneration is a major consideration in advanced life support system development.


Water Electrolysis Life Support System Methane Decomposition Water Recovery Bosch Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren A. Johnson
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  1. 1.Convair Division of General DynamicsSan DiegoUSA

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