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Chemicals, Desalinization, Rucksack #1, Apollo

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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

Manufacturer: Van Brode Milling Company Inc.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 4.4 x 1.3 x 11.4cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Materials: Exterior: Brown paper Box: Tin 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.

This bag was not flown. NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1978.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Inventory number: A19782008014

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