Processing options for oxygen production from indigenous resources on Mars and on the Moon

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Title:
Processing options for oxygen production from indigenous resources on Mars and on the Moon
Author:
Iyer, Venkatesh Aiyadurai, 1968-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis investigates various options for the production of oxygen from resources available locally on the surfaces of Mars and the Moon. A model for the Martian Oxygen Production Plant is proposed. The option of recycling the unreacted carbon dioxide is also considered. For oxygen production on the Moon, the proposed model utilizes the reduction of Lunar Ilmenite and the subsequent decomposition of carbon dioxide to yield oxygen. Mass and power estimates are made for the various components in the systems, both for the Lunar and Martian production facilities.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, General.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sridhar, K. R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleProcessing options for oxygen production from indigenous resources on Mars and on the Moonen_US
dc.creatorIyer, Venkatesh Aiyadurai, 1968-en_US
dc.contributor.authorIyer, Venkatesh Aiyadurai, 1968-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates various options for the production of oxygen from resources available locally on the surfaces of Mars and the Moon. A model for the Martian Oxygen Production Plant is proposed. The option of recycling the unreacted carbon dioxide is also considered. For oxygen production on the Moon, the proposed model utilizes the reduction of Lunar Ilmenite and the subsequent decomposition of carbon dioxide to yield oxygen. Mass and power estimates are made for the various components in the systems, both for the Lunar and Martian production facilities.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, General.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSridhar, K. R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351316en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27149845en_US
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