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Re: [ufodiscussion] Astronauts' urine clogs space station water recycler

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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
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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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