PMID: 2804Jan 1, 1976

Sorption method of water regeneration for cosmonaut personal hygiene

Kosmicheskaia biologiia i aviakosmicheskaia meditsina
V A GaĭdadymovS P Tsareva


The paper describes sanitary-hygienic and technological investigations aimed at development of the sorption method of water reclamation for personal hygiene needs of cosmonauts from wash water. Catamine-AB was used as a detergent with bactericidal properties. Manned experiments helped to identify the conditions that provided an adequate cleaning of skin and simultaneous sterilization of wash water. The technology of wash water purification was developed, proper sorbents were selected and recommended values of their use were established.

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