Russian cosmonauts will start drinking urine-derived water

Russian cosmonauts will start drinking urine-derived water

Russian cosmonauts on the ISS are going to process urine into drinking water. Ivan Wagner informed about this in his Twitter account.

Russian cosmonauts will start drinking urine-derived water

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An experiment called “Separation” is underway on the ISS. It is designed to reduce the volume of water delivered to the station from Earth. As part of the tests, the SRV-U-RS system was installed in the Russian module “Rassvet”, which allows you to process urine into water. Cosmonaut Ivan Wagner said that the first bucket of water has already been received, but to make it drinkable, the sample must be placed in a condensate water recovery device. In any case, by the evening of October 4, the liquid from the urine will be ready for use.

Similar technology is also going to be used in the “Science” module, which will fly to the ISS next year. In the American part of the station, such a system is already functioning, RIA Novosti reports.

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