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Mott Making Life in Space More Comfortable

Mott’s Porous Cup Suppresses Excessive Gas Flow Noise

OVERVIEW:

When astronauts leave to explore space, they have to have living chambers that regularly provide them with oxygen. This is achieved through a steady flow of oxygen to their chambers.

THE CHALLENGE:

When flowing gases inside such small spaces, it can get quite loud. Astronauts stay in space for months, if not years at a time and are confined to these small chambers, so there is no way to escape from the noise.

THE SOLUTION:
Mott provided a porous cup to aid in suppressing the noise. The porosity of the cup acted as a natural muffler when gas was passed through it, therefore reducing the noise decibel level to make it more bearable for the long-time inhabitants.