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    Finally! We have it!!! Solution to drinking water problem!!!

    Finally, urine recycler passes astronauts' test

    HOUSTON (AP) After several days without luck, astronauts finally ran a successful test on equipment that turns urine into drinking water a necessity for supporting the international space station's crew, which will soon double.
    "Not to spoil anything, but I think up here the appropriate words are 'Yippee!'" space station commander Mike Fincke told Mission Control early Tuesday morning, shortly before bedtime.
    "There will be dancing later," Mission Control replied.
    Astronauts had spent a frustrating five days trying to get the urine processor working. But until early Tuesday, the machine couldn't last the four hours needed for a successful test run.
    Another urine processor test was planned later Tuesday, shortly after the seven astronauts on the docked space shuttle Endeavour and the three space station crew members woke up.
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    Woohoo!!! A solution to all drinking problems.

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    On Earth, such things have been going on for a while though, no? I know where I live, much of the drinking water is in fact recycled waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    On Earth, such things have been going on for a while though, no? I know where I live, much of the drinking water is in fact recycled waste.
    I thought recycled water was used primarily for non-human consumption like gardening, washing etc.

    This is exciting news. Esp in countries like Bangladesh, India etc where the burgeoning population is putting tremendous pressure on available water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    I thought recycled water was used primarily for non-human consumption like gardening, washing etc.

    This is exciting news. Esp in countries like Bangladesh, India etc where the burgeoning population is putting tremendous pressure on available water.
    Well, in the US, the water you drink and the water in the toilet and shower is all the same. I think they've been doing that here for two decades or something. And it's actually very good quality. They did a test in my area and the tap water here actually came out to be higher quality than bottled water.


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    Actually, apparently I am wrong:
    Reclaimed water is often used for irrigating golf courses and for industrial cooling systems, but not as drinking water in the United States, said Mark F. Strauss, president and CEO of Applied Water Management, based in Hillsborough.
    I was sure we were using recycled water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Actually, apparently I am wrong:


    I was sure we were using recycled water.
    Yeah, that use of recycled water has been in vogue for many years now, and scarcely of any use to millions lacking real water.

    This, however is fantastic, I just hope the cost of such plants are not huge.

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    Apparently water in London is drunk, on average, 8 times before it reaches the sea. Link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Apparently water in London is drunk, on average, 8 times before it reaches the sea. Link.

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    Yeah, serves people right for drinking water tbh.. I usually mix mine with alcohol to kill off all the stuff that might be living in it
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    Icon14 urine recycling

    I am sure one day we all are going to use that system..

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    People in India drink water from ganges the dirtiest river in the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mard View Post
    People in India drink water from ganges the dirtiest river in the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mard View Post
    People in India drink water from ganges the dirtiest river in the world
    Yeah but they work out before drinking it, so their intestines are strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Yeah but they work out before drinking it, so their intestines are strong.
    To think about it, prior to 1970, Pakistanis were also consuming water from the same river. (When Bangladesh was East Pakistan).

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    Call me pretentious, but a truly great wine shouldn't leave you with a urine foam moutasche you can only remove with turpentine.

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