Scientists Say Theyve Found a Method to Make Oxygen From Moon Dust
| Viktor Tangermann
Posted on 01/18/2020 9:14:41 PM PST by BenLurkin
Their prototype system blends simulated lunar regolith they have yet to shot it with the real thing with molten calcium chloride salt. The scientists then heat the mixture up to 950 degrees Celsius and run a current through it, releasing oxygen a procedure called molten salt electrolysis.
The electrolysis procedure has another useful byproduct: metal alloys. The researchers are likewise examining applications to make best usage of these alloys on the Moon.
The team is looking to design a pilot plant that might be ran on the Moon by the mid-2020s.
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One of these days, Alice . . .
… heat the mix up to 950 degrees Celsius
Now that’s a technique. I guess they are going to do that by burning all the Moon Coal with the oxygen they make in this procedure.
Cool. All we need is a thorium reactor up there and there will be a consistent source of power to make air and metals. That would go a long method to making a sustainable outpost on the moon. Or mars for that matter.
01/18/2020 9:20:51 PM PST
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01/18/2020 9:25:36 PM PST
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Windmills? Sheesh, everybody knows that they will overspeed in the Moon Winds and tear themselves to bits.
Nice attempt, however.
Draper ultimately discovers a rock face cavern for shelter. He figures out how to get the rest of what he requires to make it through: he burns some coal-like rocks for warmth and finds that heating them likewise launches oxygen. This allows him to refill his air tanks with a hand pump and to move around in the thin Martian environment.
“and there will be a consistent source of power to make air and metals.”
The just metal your going to get with calcium salts is calcium. Considering that it reacts explosively with H2O, it’s not an ideal structure material.
Until science figures out how to make people (and the microorganisms that live inside people) much more radiation tolerant, there’s no nest on the moon. More sees perhaps … hopefully … however no long term residents.
Well, it’s not like it rains every day up there.
Saw that film at the theater when it was first realeased. It all seemed practical to me at the time.
01/18/2020 9:41:11 PM PST
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Lava tubes. Like the Selenites.
01/18/2020 9:42:00 PM PST
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impossible, peta will protest the killing of lunar wildlife simply like they have here.
… oh, wait …
Lots of hydrogen in the solar wind captured on the Moon.
Oxygen has a natural ‘collector’ there.
Water is a really helpful compound.
01/18/2020 9:47:07 PM PST
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01/18/2020 9:48:30 PM PST
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I’m sure an idiot could beverage a cool glass of water and reject its’ existence LOL!
Idiots have their own whatever.
01/18/2020 10:36:15 PM PST
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Calcium does not respond explosively with water.
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