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Old 11-07-2011, 06:30   #1
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NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

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The crew of Atlantis, the final mission of the US space shuttle program, are testing a urine recycling system developed by NASA that is capable of turning astronauts' pee into a tasty sports drink.



The "forward osmosis bags" are already being used by soldiers to clean dirty fluids but NASA has adapted the baggie system for use in space


The bags work without power by taking advantage of forward osmosis.


OK, I didn't put this in the Provisioning forum!

The article has a photo of it.

But this is a very simple, small bag and could be a perfect addition to a liferaft as it works without power.

I don't know if it could do seawater as well as the salinity is higher?

Any thoughts? (apart from the obvious)


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Old 11-07-2011, 06:33   #2
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Re: NASA Astronauts drink Piddle!!

i did it in the Army, not a big deal when they are training you for a scenario where you could potentially have no other options. you can redrink it 7 times before it becomes toxic .
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:38   #3
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Re: NASA Astronauts drink Piddle!!

In London the drinking water is meant to be "filtered" at least 5 times.........through the bodies of other people.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:01   #4
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Re: NASA Astronauts drink Piddle!!

See also ➥ Passive Emergency Desalinator

And ➥
http://waterade.com/aboutus.sc
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:28   #5
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Re: NASA Astronauts drink Piddle!!

Well Mark at least we know how the great Australian expression
"Your taking the piss" originated.
But I prefer to feed my reverse osmosis watermaker seawater instead. I am fussy like that.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:35   #6
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Re: NASA Astronauts drink Piddle!!

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:13   #7
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Re: NASA Astronauts drink Piddle!!

MarkJ

At least that's better than what that Japanese scientist want you to eat. Remember the recycled crap for dinner thread.

Think about it, piss and crap for dinner...
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GIGO?

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Re: NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

The international space station does the same thing with urine.
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From Sewage, Added Water for Drinking - New York Times
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Re: NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

I guess the Dasani* machine is broken.

*Dasani is Swahili for "tap water".
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Re: NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

wow...guess its a great thing in a life saving situation, but other than that I don't know
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Re: NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

NASA's just catching up with the rest of the world.
Urine therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Re: NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

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OK, I didn't put this in the Provisioning forum!

The article has a photo of it.

But this is a very simple, small bag and could be a perfect addition to a liferaft as it works without power.

I don't know if it could do seawater as well as the salinity is higher?

Any thoughts? (apart from the obvious)


Mark


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Re: NASA Astronauts Drink Piddle !

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Urine therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nah, not the same thing at all. That's recycling without filtration; it's also nonsense.
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