Chemicals, Desalinization, Rucksack #1, Apollo

Chemicals, Desalinization, Rucksack #1, Apollo

     

Chemical desalter packets made by the Van Brode Milling Company were designed to be used in conjunction with the desalinization bags. The desalter kits in the survival rucksack contained a desalter process bag, desalter tablets, and bag repair tape. The desalter bags are plastic with a filter at the bottom. Approximately one pint of seawater is put into a bag and one tablet added. After one hour, drinking water may be taken through a valve on the bottom of the bag.

These packets were not flown. NASA transferred them to the Smithsonian in 1978.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Electric Company

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival

Materials
Exterior: Brown paper
Box: Tin
Contents: Salt removing/neutralizing chemicals
Exterior bag: Plastic
Dimensions
3-D (Each): 4.4 x 1.3 x 11.4cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Chemical desalter packets made by the Van Brode Milling Company were designed to be used in conjunction with the desalinization bags. The desalter kits in the survival rucksack contained a desalter process bag, desalter tablets, and bag repair tape. The desalter bags are plastic with a filter at the bottom. Approximately one pint of seawater is put into a bag and one tablet added. After one hour, drinking water may be taken through a valve on the bottom of the bag.

These packets were not flown. NASA transferred them to the Smithsonian in 1978.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Electric Company

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival

Materials
Exterior: Brown paper
Box: Tin
Contents: Salt removing/neutralizing chemicals
Exterior bag: Plastic
Dimensions
3-D (Each): 4.4 x 1.3 x 11.4cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

ID: A19782008010