Spacecraft cabin air quality control and its application to tight buildings by Perry, J.

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Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .

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  • Spacecraft cabins.,
  • Air quality.,
  • Air pollution.,
  • Buildings.,
  • Active control.,
  • Contamination.,
  • Technology utilization.

Edition Notes

Microfiche. [Washington, D.C. : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1997] 1 microfiche.

Book details

StatementJ. Perry, J. Graf.
SeriesNASA-TM -- 111798., NASA technical memorandum -- 111798.
ContributionsGraf, J., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15501777M

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A spacecraft cabin, which represents the worst case in tight building design, requires special consideration of air quality since any effects pollutants may have on a crewmember can potentially place a mission or other crewmembers at risk.

Spacecraft Cabin Air Quality Control and Its Application to Tight Buildings Air quality is an important consideration not only for the external environment, but also for the indoor environment. Most people spend a majority of their lives indoors and the air that they breathe is important to their physical and emotional well being.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Spacecraft Cabin Air Quality Control and Its Application. The issue of aircraft air quality is attracting considerable attention of late, as access to public air travel has expanded exponentially. Aircrew and passengers are increasingly concerned about operating and service decisions that could affect their health, comfort, and safety.

The editor of this volume invited a wide range of experts to provide an in-depth treatment of virtually all aspects. Air quality in the small, closed environment of a spacecraft cabin is always a critical matter for the safety, health, and comfort of the crew.

The technologies used to keep air breathable in spacecraft have a unique set of requirements because of several constraints that become more important as the duration and distance of space missions. Predictive Techniques for Spacecraft Cabin Air Quality Control As assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) proceeds, predictive techniques are used to determine the best approach for handling a variety of cabin air quality challenges.

Cabin air quality control systems on board the ISS employ chemical adsorption, physical adsorption, and thermal catalytic oxidation processes to maintain acceptable cabin air quality.

Their primary. Of Tight Buildings and Spacecraft Cabins Indoor air quality is a pervasive issue having a variety of consequences if not properly maintained (Hines et al.

A spacecraft cabin possesses similarities to a terrestrial tight building in an extreme sense (Limero et al. cabin air quality has been studied under four ventila- book.

Air quality monographs. Vol 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Application of a high-efficiency cabin air. The maintenance of cabin air-quality aboard spacecraft requires a proper balance of contamination generation and removal, and environmental monitoring. Achieving this balance is paramount to a spacecraft's ability to sustain human life and maintain functionality.

Spacecraft cabin atmosphere can best be described as an equilibrium. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite Reston, VA Describe the operating princiles that allow an air-cycle system to produce cool air Hot bleed air is cooled in the primary heat exchanger, compressed and then cooled again in the secondary heat exchanger the air is the expanded across the turbine where energy is extracted and the pressure is reduced = cold air.

Cabin Air Quality Dynamics On Board the International Space Station Spacecraft cabin air quality is influenced by a variety of factors. Beyond normal equipment offgassing and crew metabolic loads, the vehicle s operational configuration contributes significantly to overall air quality. The volume concludes with Air Quality Systems for Related Enclosed Spaces, in which chapters cover air quality in buildings, ships, submarines, and spacecraft, which provide novel approaches potentially applicable to aircraft.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:description\/a> \" Martin Dechow, Claire Nurcombe: Aircraft.

Topics are grouped under: Control of Aircraft Cabin Air Quality; Possible Effects of Low Humidity, Decreased Outside Air Flows; and Effects of Some Aircraft Malfunctions on Cabin Air Quality.

The volume concludes with Air Quality Systems for Related Enclosed Spaces, in which chapters cover air quality in buildings, ships, submarines, and Reviews: 2.

The water then passes through a 10 pm filter to remove any resin beads or activated carbon particles. An UV lamp operating at a wavelength of nm then sterilises the water and removes any trace organics remaining in the flow.

The final stage of the treatment is a reverse osmosis plant consisting of 8 inch × 8 inch modules each fitted with four elements and arranged in a array. Environmental Control of Spacecraft Cabin Atmosphere.

and rejection are also needed. In addition to long-duration space applications, innovative approaches that could have terrestrial application are encouraged. Proposals should include estimates for power, volume, mass, logistics, and crew time requirements as they relate to the technology.

Cabin safety plays an important role in maintaining safe aircraft operations, and we continually seek ways to improve cabin safety. The information below covers various cabin safety topics and is intended for passengers, flight attendants, and the aviation industry. For more information, please call the Air Transportation Division at   A bypass duct carries cabin air around the cabin heat exchanger and mixes it with the revitalized and conditioned air to control the crew cabin air temperature in a range between 65 and 80 F.

When the cabin temp cntlr switch on panel L1 is positioned to 1, it enables controller 1. Spacecraft Cabin Pressure No pressurized cabin is % air tight. There is always some leakage, no matter how small. There were reportedly many quality control issues with the Apollo Block 1 capsules.

In a way, it was fortunate it happened on the ground so it could be investigated in detail. Apr, PM #   The air inside the cabin must sustain life, so tight seals that protect the air are imperative.

The Low Impact Docking System (LIDS) Seal Experiment investigates how potential seal materials perform when they are subjected to the environmental threats in space.

Specifics regarding areas of interest in spacecraft atmospheric quality management are the following. Multifunctional Filtration Techniques.

Techniques and methods are sought leading to compact, low power, autonomous, regenerable bulk particulate matter separation and collection techniques suitable for general cabin air purification.

Passenger comfort is a major priority for Airbus, which is why the company’s product line of modern jetliners – from its popular single-aisle A and A Families to the versatile Airbus widebodies, composed of the capable A Family, the new-generation A XWB, and the double-deck A – have a reputation for offering the most enjoyable experience aloft.

Proceedings of Healthy BuildingsVol. 1 INVESTIGATION OF CABIN AIR QUALITY IN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFTS Shun-Cheng Lee1, Sanches Lam1, Fred Luk2 1Environmental Engineering Unit, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 2Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong ABSTRACT This project covered 16 aircrafts including both smoking and non-smoking flights from June.

Future spacecraft will require quieter fans, better cabin air filtration, and advanced active thermal control systems. Small Fan Aero-Acoustics Procedures and non-intrusive apparatus to measure the sound pressure levels in the inlet and exhaust duct of a candidate spacecraft ventilation fan.

The quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers' comfort but also for their health. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

FAA should rigorously demonstrate in public reports the adequacy of current and proposed FARs related to cabin air quality and should provide quantitative evidence and rationales to support sections of the FARs that establish air-quality-related design and operational standards for aircraft (standards for CO, CO 2, O 3, ventilation, and cabin.

beam could penetrate the space. This made the cabin studied much different from the practical situation, although velocimetry could accurately measure the air distributions. Dechow [8] and Waters et al.

[9] studied cabin air quality by measuring VOC, particulate, and ozone concentration, etc. The part of the story we rarely (if ever) get though is the technical story of why the cabin air is so very dry. On modern commercial aircraft, it turns out the cabin air supply is a blend between outdoor air and HEPA-filtered cabin (return) air--I’ve seen 50%/50% blends in some references.

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In other areas, Grumman worked on its forward hatch, to ensure a crew exit within 10 seconds; the environmental control system; and a cabin and ex- terior pressure equalization system. All in all, the changes would add a three-- to four--month delay in deliveries to the schedule trouble the lauder was in even before the fire.

This web site will educate the public about indoor environmental issues, including health risks and the means by which human exposures can be reduced. Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems Col. John E.

Keesee Lesson Objectives: 1. The student will understand thermal control processes 2. The student will be able to calculate thermal balances and equilibrium temperatures 3. The student will be able to size and select thermal control systems. Air can be supplied to an aircraft cabin in lots of different ways.

Conventional technologies use pipes, called bleeds, which come from compressors in the. The health and safety of these individuals are the focus of this volume from the Committee on Airliner Cabin Air Quality. The book examines such topics as cabin air quality, the health effects of reduced pressure and cosmic radiation, emergency procedures, regulations established by U.S.

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In other areas, Grumman worked on its forward hatch, to ensure a crew exit within 10 seconds; the environmental control system; and a cabin and exterior pressure equalization system. Air-to-air missiles such as Sidewinder employ terminal guidance systems that lead the missile directly to the target on the basis of measurements on the target itself.

Any or all of these three kinds of guidance will be necessary for space flight, depending on the type of vehicle and mission involved.Quality.

Combining traditional building techniques, quality manufacturing and third-party agencies who offer random inspections, testing, and certification services for quality control, commercial modular buildings are built in strict accordance with appropriate local, state, and national regulations and codes.The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a tool to provide the public with clear and timely information on local air quality and whether air pollution levels pose a health concern.

The AQI is reported and forecasted every day in many areas throughout the United States on local weather reports and through national media.

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