carbon dioxide removal system

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A spacecraft system to absorb carbon dioxide, which is exhaled by astronauts. NASA, which uses 100% oxygen in its spacecraft, has the cabin gases pass through a filter of lithium hydroxide. It combines with the carbon dioxide to produce lithium carbonate, with water as a by-product. The system is stored in the atmospheric revitalization rack.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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