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This redesigned hardware, the Exploration Water Recovery System, is a novel combination of proven air and water purification technologies and optimizes the treatment of various wastewater streams. The system reclaims urine and condensation from perspiration and through a series of treatment processes, creates water clean enough to drink.
NEWater is the brand name given to reclaimed water produced by Singapore's Public Utilities Board. More specifically, it is treated wastewater (sewage) that has been purified using dual-membrane (via microfiltration and reverse osmosis) and ultraviolet technologies, in addition to conventional water treatment processes. The water is potable and is consumed by humans, but is mostly used for industry requiring high purity water.
Originally posted by Dan5647
I just read this article from the NASA website and found it really disgusting.
This makes me not want to go into space. I wouldn't want to be drinking sweat and urine, no matter what it goes through. Just the thought of it makes me want to stop drinking water from the fridge. I hope we can harvest water from another planet or the moon. Maybe we can somehow change the sun's energy into water in the future.