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Astronauts' urine clogs space station water recycler

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  • masanga@talktalk.net
    Those poor space-station astronauts must be so p***ed off! See:
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 14, 2010
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      Those poor space-station astronauts must be so p***ed off!

      See:
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6977252/Astronauts-urine-clogs-space-station-water-recycler.html

      But there could be a simple remedy. Power-station engineers used to
      experience the same problem with their boilers. Unless they used water that
      was absolutely pure they found that the salts dissolved in it got deposited
      inside the boiler as the water boiled and these had to be removed
      periodically by workmen going inside the boiler and knocking the hard
      deposit off the inside walls with jackhammers and pneumatic drills! Then it
      was discovered that simply passing the feedwater through a strong magnetic
      field stopped the dissolved salts from depositing themselves onto the boiler
      walls and the nightmare was over. The reason that this trick works is still
      not well understood but the fact that it does work is not in any doubt.
      Perhaps the space-station technologists just need to have a word with some
      power-station technologists to learn the specifics of how it's done?

      Regan
    • Ted
      Serves them right. By the way why now after all of these yrs. in space. ... From: To: Sent: Thursday,
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 14, 2010
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        Serves them right. By the way why now after all of these yrs. in space.
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: <masanga@...>
        To: <ufodiscussion@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:09 AM
        Subject: [ufodiscussion] Astronauts' urine clogs space station water
        recycler


        > Those poor space-station astronauts must be so p***ed off!
        >
        > See:
        > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6977252/Astronauts-urine-clogs-space-station-water-recycler.html
        >
        > But there could be a simple remedy. Power-station engineers used
        > to
        > experience the same problem with their boilers. Unless they used water
        > that
        > was absolutely pure they found that the salts dissolved in it got
        > deposited
        > inside the boiler as the water boiled and these had to be removed
        > periodically by workmen going inside the boiler and knocking the hard
        > deposit off the inside walls with jackhammers and pneumatic drills! Then
        > it
        > was discovered that simply passing the feedwater through a strong magnetic
        > field stopped the dissolved salts from depositing themselves onto the
        > boiler
        > walls and the nightmare was over. The reason that this trick works is
        > still
        > not well understood but the fact that it does work is not in any doubt.
        > Perhaps the space-station technologists just need to have a word with some
        > power-station technologists to learn the specifics of how it's done?
        >
        > Regan
        >
        >
        >
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      • masanga@talktalk.net
        Hmmn, good question Ted. One might expect a urine/water recycler to clog up after ten years of continuous use. Perhaps the space station designers didn t
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 14, 2010
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          Hmmn, good question Ted. One might expect a urine/water recycler to
          clog up after ten years of continuous use. Perhaps the space station
          designers didn't plan for that though! It's usually the fundamental things
          of life that they overlook after all, and you can't get much more
          fundamental than this! ;-)

          Regan


          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Ted
          To: ufodiscussion@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:48 PM
          Subject: Re: [ufodiscussion] Astronauts' urine clogs space station water
          recycler


          Serves them right. By the way why now after all of these yrs. in space.
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: <masanga@...>
          To: <ufodiscussion@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:09 AM
          Subject: [ufodiscussion] Astronauts' urine clogs space station water
          recycler


          > Those poor space-station astronauts must be so p***ed off!
          >
          > See:
          > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6977252/Astronauts-urine-clogs-space-station-water-recycler.html
          >
          > But there could be a simple remedy. Power-station engineers used
          > to
          > experience the same problem with their boilers. Unless they used water
          > that
          > was absolutely pure they found that the salts dissolved in it got
          > deposited
          > inside the boiler as the water boiled and these had to be removed
          > periodically by workmen going inside the boiler and knocking the hard
          > deposit off the inside walls with jackhammers and pneumatic drills! Then
          > it
          > was discovered that simply passing the feedwater through a strong magnetic
          > field stopped the dissolved salts from depositing themselves onto the
          > boiler
          > walls and the nightmare was over. The reason that this trick works is
          > still
          > not well understood but the fact that it does work is not in any doubt.
          > Perhaps the space-station technologists just need to have a word with some
          > power-station technologists to learn the specifics of how it's done?
          >
          > Regan
          >
          >
          >
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