Photocatalyst Material Test (PMT) - 11.22.16

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Photocatalyst Material Test (PMT) will verify material performance of a Photocatalyst. As the photocatalyst reacts with the fluorescent lamp on board the ISS, organic matter present in the air will be deodorized and decomposed.
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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
Takao Yamaguchi, Japan

Nobuyoshi Muroi, Japan
Hajime Yamada, Japan

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Sponsoring Organization
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
April 2009 - March 2010

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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • Photocatalyst Material Test (PMT) will aim to verify material performance of Photocatalyst.
  • While reacting with the fluorescent 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.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
The fluorescent lamp acts as a source of light and functions as a method to clean air.

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Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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