Apollo Chlorine Ampule

Apollo Chlorine Ampule
Ampules of chlorine were carried on the Apollo 11 flight to prevent the growth of bacteria in the spacecraft water supply. The chlorine was periodically injected into the water system and, after a short time, buffer solution was added to the water to neutralize the chlorine.
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