The material separation process has become so in demand that a whole industry has grown around it.
It is not just on Earth where the manufacturing sector looks to separate materials for reuse. Space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) look to recycle and reuse materials as much as possible. This extends beyond air and water to structural components.
With this in mind, let's look at how material separation may be both a driver for space travel development and to make the process more efficient and produce better results.