Photocatalyst Material Test (PMT) - 08.20.14
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Photocatalyst Material Test (PMT) will verify material performance of a Photocatalyst. As the photocatalyst reacts with the fluor lamp on board the ISS, organic matter present in the air will be deodorized and decomposed.
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Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
ISS Expedition Duration
March 2009 - March 2010
Previous ISS Missions
- Photocatalyst Material Test (PMT) will aim to verify material performance of Photocatalyst.
- While reacting with the fluor lamp in the ISS, the photocatalyst will deodorize and decompose organic matter in the air.
- The use of large (more than a few square meters) photocatalyst is necessary for cleaning ISS air. Due to the small size of the photocatalyst experiment sample, it will be almost impossible to measure the decrease of organic matters in the ISS air. Therefore, the main focus of this experiment is to determine if the photocatalyst has enough performance after being utilized in the ISS for a long period of time.
The fluorescent lamp acts as a source of light and functions as a method to clean air.