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Carbon Dioxide Compressor for
ISS Sabatier Water Production System

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SwRI engineers have designed, fabricated, and tested this carbon dioxide compressor to be used in a new water production system installed on board the International Space Station. To meet the challenging design requirements and constraints, the compressor was designed as a water-cooled, electric motor-driven, oil-less, two-stage, reciprocating machine.  Click the images above for individual animations.

 

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Article from Summer 2010 Technology Today

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