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Brine Dewatering Using Ultrasonic Nebulization

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90554
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085271
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UMPQUA Research Company
P.O. Box 609 Myrtle Creek, OR 97457-0102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Brine Dewatering Using Ultrasonic Nebulization
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CA21C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Recovery of water from brine is critically important for future manned space exploration. Resupply of water is prohibitively costly for such extended missions. Water reclamation processes typically recover 90-95% of the water present in wastewater formed by combining urine, hygiene water, and humidity condensate with the remaining concentrated in brine. This concentrated brine contains a significant amount of water, potentially a very valuable resource. The proposed prototype development will recover virtually all of the remaining water using an ultrasonic brine dewatering system (UBDS). In the UBDS process, extremely small nebulized droplets of the brine are created ultrasonically at the brine

Principal Investigator:

James R. Akse, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
5418632653
akse@urcmail.net

Business Contact:

John S. Aker
Business Official
5415412655
aker@urcmail.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

UMPQUA Research Company
PO Box 609 Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

EIN/Tax ID: 930789314
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No