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CONCENTRATED WASTEWATER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2754
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2754
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CONCENTRATED WASTEWATER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,828.00
 

Abstract:

AT THE HEART OF ANY WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR THE MANNED SPACE STATION IS THE TREATMENT SUBSYSTEM FOR URINE AND CONCENTRATED WASTEWATER. CURRENT SUBSYSTEMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY NASA ARE ALL BASED ON PHASE-CHANGE PROCESSES.WE PROPOSE A TWO-PRONGED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT TO PROVIDE NASA WITH IMPROVED OPTIONS FOR THESE SUBSYSTEMS. THE FIRST APPROACH WILL BE TO DEVELOP A MEMBRANE-BASED IMPROVEMENT TO THE WICK-EVAPORATION SUBSYSTEM CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY NASA. THIS IMPROVED SUBSYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGHER-QUALITY DISTILLATE WITH A LOWER ENERGY PENALTY THAN THE CONVENTIONAL SUBSYSTEM. THE SECOND APPROACH WILL BE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF RECOVERING WATER FROM URINE AND CONCENTRATED BRINE SOLUTIONSUSING A REVERSE-OSMOSIS-BASED SUBSYSTEM. THE DEVELOPMENT OFTHIS SUBSYSTEM WILL GIVE NASA THE OPTION OF USING A NON-PHASE-CHANGE PROCESS TO TREAT THESE HIGHLY CONTAMINATED WASTEWATERS.

Principal Investigator:

Roderick j ray
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc
64550 Research Rd Bend, OR 97701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No