Oxygen Generation from Synthetic Moon Soil Using a Plasma Reactor

by P. R. Taylor,
S. A. Pirzada,
K. A. Prisbrey,
H. Gold,
R. E. Hicks,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


A series of experiments were performed to evaluate the potential for generating oxygen from silica powder, alumina powder and a synthetic moon soil powder. A non-transferred arc plasma reactor was used for these experiments. Results of these experiments show that possibility of a potential reliable process for oxygen generation form moon soil based on plasma technology.

Subject Headings: Lunar materials | Soil gas | Moon | Space life support systems | Soil analysis | Transportation studies | Thermal analysis

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