SWEAT: Water Recycling 101

rumblestaff Published June 29, 2017

Rumble / SpaceWater is a limited resource in space, making the urine and sweat of astronauts a valuable resource for recycling. Jennifer Pruitt, an engineer at #NASAMarshall, puts the "P" in purification to advance human exploration aboard the International Space Station​ and beyond.

Scientists and engineers continue to improve existing methods and develop new, future recycling capabilities. Current success and results from ongoing investigations may help in the development of more reliable lightweight, portable waste processing equipment that can be used on Earth, including for emergency use or in areas with poor sanitation or unsafe drinking water.

Credit: NASA's Marshall Center