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DEVELOPMENT OF A LIQUID-SORBENT/MEMBRANE-CONTACTOR SUBSYSTEM FOR CO2 REMOVAL

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10403
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10403
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A LIQUID-SORBENT/MEMBRANE-CONTACTOR SUBSYSTEM FOR CO2 REMOVAL
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $418,400.00
 

Abstract:

LARGE CREW NUMBERS, LONG-DURATION MISSIONS, AND SEVERE LAUNCH AND RESUPPLY PENALTIES MAKE THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGENERATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS (ECLSS) A NECESSITY FOR BASES ON THE MOON OR MARS, AS WELL AS FOR DEEP-SPACE FLIGHTS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE, CONTINUOUS ECLSS SYSTEMFOR CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL. THE FOCUS OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL BE THE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL, MEMBRANE-BASED SYSTEM FOR CO2 REMOVAL. RATHER THAN USING A POLYMERIC MEMBRANE THAT WOULD SELECTIVELY REMOVE CO2 FROM AIR, WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM THAT USES A MICROPOROUS MEMBRANE (IN A "MEMBRANE CONTACTOR" CONFIGURATION) IN COMBINATION WITH A LIQUID SORBENT. THIS NOVEL COMBINATION REPRESENTS A LIGHTWEIGHT, ENERGY-EFFICIENTALTERNATIVE TO THE CURRENT SYSTEMS BEING DEVELOPED BY NASA--A SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE IN THE STATE OF THE ART.

Principal Investigator:

Scott B Mccray

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