Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test (Each): 4.4 x 1.3 x 11.4cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Exterior: Brown paper
Contents: Salt removing/neutralizing chemicals
Exterior bag: Plastic
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