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REVERSO-OSMOSIS MEMBRANES FOR REMOVAL OF LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ORGANICS FROM…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17094
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17094
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: 1991
Title: REVERSO-OSMOSIS MEMBRANES FOR REMOVAL OF LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ORGANICS FROM WATER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,950.00
 

Abstract:

REVERSE OSMOSIS IS A MEMBRANE PROCESS THAT HAS THE POTENTIALTO IMPROVE SIGNIFICANTLY WASTE-WATER RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN SPACE, AND TO ELIMINATE OR REDUCE THE NEED FOR THE EXPENDABLE POLISHING BEDS REQUIRED BY EXISTING WASTE-TREATMENT SUBSYSTEMS. HOWEVER, TO REALIZE THIS PROMISE, REVERSE-OSMOSIS (RO) MEMBRANES MUST BE DEVELOPED THAT CAN REMOVE LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ORGANICS FROM WASTE WATER. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP SUCH A NEW CLASS OF RO MEMBRANES. THE GOAL OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ORGANICS CAN BE REJECTED BY RO MEMBRANES MADE FROM MATERIALS SELECTED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS APPLICATION. IN A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II, THESE MEMBRANES WOULD BE OPTIMIZED. PROTOTYPE MODULES CONTAINING THESE MEMBRANES WOULD THEN BE SYNTHESIZED AND EXTENSIVELY TESTED. FULL-SCALE MODULES WOULD BE DELIVERED TO NASA FOR USE IN RO SYSTEMS CURRENTLY OWNED BY NASA. REVERSE OSMOSIS IS A MEMBRANE PROCESS THAT HAS THE POTENTIALTO IMPROVE SIGNIFICANTLY WASTE-WATER RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN SPACE, AND TO ELIMINATE OR REDUCE THE NEED FOR THE EXPENDABLE POLISHING BEDS REQUIRED BY EXISTING WASTE-TREATMENT SUBSYSTEMS. HOWEVER, TO REALIZE THIS PROMISE, REVERSE-OSMOSIS (RO) MEMBRANES MUST BE DEVELOPED THAT CAN REMOVE LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ORGANICS FROM WASTE WATER. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP SUCH A NEW CLASS OF RO MEMBRANES. THE GOAL OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT ORGANICS CAN BE REJECTED BY RO MEMBRANES MADE FROM MATERIALS SELECTED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS APPLICATION. IN A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II, THESE MEMBRANES WOULD BE OPTIMIZED. PROTOTYPE MODULES CONTAINING THESE MEMBRANES WOULD THEN BE SYNTHESIZED AND EXTENSIVELY TESTED. FULL-SCALE MODULES WOULD BE DELIVERED TO NASA FOR USE IN RO SYSTEMS CURRENTLY OWNED BY NASA.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc
64550 Research Rd Bend, OR 97701

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