Extraction with F2

This is one possible way to get oxygen for Lunar mare basalt.

(Silicate/Oxide Melt)

  1. Fluorine (F2) is a highly toxic gas at 1 SLH. It’s also highly reactive with most other elements. There is no way we should let fluorine into our habitats.
  2. It’s also not found on Luna.
  3. Parameter check list:
    1. This is dangerous chemical and difficult to handle safely.

PCF plasma processing with F2 gas (need sources)

  • Low pressure (950mm torr)
  • Low temperature (400 deg C)
  • Aggressively reacts with SiO2 material
  • Can use SF6 and C4F8

How do we purify the output gas?

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