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High Flux Ti Nanofiltration Membrane for Efficient Processing of Bioproducts

Company: Cerahelix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … greenhouse gases. Because it is made from a chemically resistant material, it can operate at extremes of pH and temperature, and it has the potential to be self-cleaning. This product can be applied to a range of industries beyond biofuels including industrial water … more

Advanced Oxidation Technology for Potable Water Disinfection

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: The availability of high-quality potable water is essential in crewed space missions. Closed loop water recycling systems as well as potable water holding tanks and waterlines provide environments for biofilm formation that can facilitate the growth of human… more

Advanced Air Evaporation System with Reusable Wicks for Water Recovery

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … and thermoelectric heat pump technologies which reduce Equivalent System Mass (ESM) by lowering consumable supplies and energy use when compared to previous air evaporation system designs. AAES will help meet the challenge of improving water loop closure in future water … more

An Innovative Transport Membrane Condenser for Water Recovery from Flue Gas and Its Reuse

Company: Media and Process Technology Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: Although water recycle and reuse is considered good environmental practice, its implementation is highly dependent upon the economics and hence can be challenging to implement. An example is the recovery of low quality heat as water condensate from industrial… more

An Innovative Transport Membrane Condenser for Water Recovery from Flue Gas and Its Reuse

Company: Media and Process Technology Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: Although water recycle and reuse is considered good environmental practice, its implementation is highly dependent upon the economics and hence can be challenging to implement. In this proposal, we present a unique opportunity to recover both water and… more

SBIR Phase II: A Quality Monitor for Enabling Water Recycling in Semiconductor Processing - The Particle Scout

Company: Uncopiers, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Project concerns Ultrapure Water (UPW), the life blood of the semiconductor industry. The proposed instrument seeks to satisfy the ITRS requirements on two counts: 1. full flow inspection, and 2. detection of sub-100nm liquid-borne particles. 1… more

Resonating Nitrous Oxide Thruster

Company: AEROASTRO, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: … replace both hot-gas propellants such as hydrazine and cold-gas ACS systems such as nitrogen or isobutane. N2O is non-toxic, has a low freezing point (-91oC), and stores as a liquid. N2O is also a byproduct of the catalysis of ammonia, a main effluent of waste-… more

Advanced Logistics Fuel Desulfurization and Reforming System for Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Units

Company: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: …operate efficiently at ambient pressure and be readily regenerable through exposure to air. The proposed fuel processor will integrate the desulfurization technology with a reformer capable of operation in partial oxidation and autothermal reforming modes and an efficient water… more

SBIR Phase I: A Quality Monitor for Enabling Water Recycling in Semiconductor Processing - The Particle Scout

Company: Uncopiers, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project concerns Ultrapure Water (UPW), the lifeblood of the semiconductor industry. The proposed instrument seeks to satisfy the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) requirements on two counts: 1. full flow inspections, 2.… more

Logistic Fuel Micro-Reformer

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2004 / 1
Abstract: …ing in a compact and efficient power system. The operating conditions for the ATR reactor operation will be optimized to provide complete conversion of the fuel with thermal efficiency above 70%. The amount of steam required by the ATR will be minimized to operate on water … more

Flight/Hangar Deck Cleaner

Company: TRIVERUS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2003 / 2
Abstract: … the Mobile Cleaning Reclaim and Recovery (MCRRS) concept culminates the project goal of developing an effective deck cleaning vehicle for operation aboard aircraft carriers. The innovation and the enabling technology forthe vehicle is a cyclone based integrated wash water … more

Flight/Hangar Deck Cleaner

Company: TRIVERUS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2003 / 1
Abstract: … the Mobile Cleaning Reclaim and Recovery (MCRRS) concept culminates the project goal of developing an effective deck cleaning vehicle for operation aboard aircraft carriers. The innovation and the enabling technology forthe vehicle is a cyclone based integrated wash water … more

Flight/Hangar Deck Cleaner

Company: TRIVERUS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2002 / 1
Abstract: …ll capitalize on existing technology in order to solve the premature wear problems as well as greatly reduce hazardous waste disposal requirements. Apressurized hot water cleaning jet will be substituted for the existing mechanical brush removal. An effluent recovery and water… more

A Multifunctional Sanitation Method for Food Processing

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2001 / 1
Abstract: Long duration space missions either to the moon or to Mars will require food provided from plants grown in life support bioregenerative chambers. These systems will integrate food production with atmosphere regeneration and water recycling, increasing… more

A Multifunctional Sanitation Method for Food Processing

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2001 / 2
Abstract: Long duration space missions either to the moon or to Mars will require food provided from plants grown in life support bioregenerative chambers. These systems will integrate food production with atmosphere regeneration and water recycling, increasing… more

Barrier Polymers for High-Selectivity, Reverse-Osmosis Membranes

Company: BEND RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1994 / 1
Abstract: A new class of RO membrane is proposed that would exhibit unprecedented selectivity against organic compounds. Such membranes would be useful in water-recycle applications in space, as they would lead to exceedingly high water purity. As envisioned, the membranes would behave as… more

Continuous Monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen in Spacecraft Water Recycling Systems

Company: Eltron Research & Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1994 / 1
Abstract: This proposed program will be directed towards the development of a fiber optic sensor for monitoring dissolved O2. Chemical transducers will be Co macrocycle complexes which are known to reversibly bind O2 with concomitant changes in the absorption spectrum. These changes will be detected via an… more

A New Electrochemical Process for Water Treatment Recycling

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1994 / 1
Abstract: … for this process include the preparation of high purity water for use in the manufacture of electronic components, and for the treatment of hazardous waste water. The technology has dual use applications such as: effluent treatment for military installations; waste water… more

SELF-ASSEMBLED THIN FILM SENSORS FOR AQUACULTURE PROCESS CONTROL

Company: American Research Corporation of Virginia Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 1993 / 2
Abstract: …UNITED STATES FISHING AND FISH FARMING INDUSTRIES. ECONOMIC PRESSURES HAVE DICTATED THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH DENSITY CLOSED-CYCLE AQUACULTURE (HDCCA) UNIT OPERATIONS TO PROVIDE SEAFOOD PRODUCTS AT MINIMAL UNIT COST. QUALITY CONTROL IN HDCCA IS MANDATED BY THE COMPLEXITY OF WATER… more

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

Company: BEND RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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.… more

WATERFALL STRIPPING WATER-TREATMENT SYSTEM

Company: Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: … TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR DISPOSAL. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMBINED FILTRATION, REVERSE OSMOSIS AND PERVAPORATION SYSTEM TO TREAT SUCH WASTE STREAMS. THE UNIT WOULD USE A MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL TO SWITCH BETWEEN VARIOUS OPERATING MODES TO MAXIMIZE … more

ORGANIC REMOVAL MODULE FOR ULTRA-PURE WATER RECYCLE SYSTEMS

Company: Sievers Instruments, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM FOR THE REMOVAL OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM A HIGH PURITY WATER RECYCLE SYSTEM BASED ON SEMICONDUCTOR CATALYZED PHOTO-OXIDATION IS PROPOSED. THE COMBINATION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR CATALYZED PHOTO-OXIDATION ANDION EXCHANGE RESIN WILL… more

A NOVEL MEMBRANE-BASED WATER RECLAMATION POST-TREATMENT UNIT

Company: BEND RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1986 / 2
Abstract: FOR FUTURE LONG-TERM SPACE MISSIONS SPACECRAFT WATER RECYCLE SYSTEMS ARE NOW UNDER DEVELOPMENT. ONE WATER RECYCLE SYSTEM STUDIED BY NASA INCLUDES A REVERSE-OSMOSIS (RO) SUBSYSTEM THAT WILL PRODUCE REUSABLE WATER FROM WASH WATERS. THE CONCENTRATE FROM THE RO… more

REVERSE-OSMOSIS MODULE FOR SPACECRAFT WASHWATER RECYCLE

Company: BEND RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1984 / 2
Abstract: EXTENDED SPACE MISSIONS REQUIRE EXTENSIVE RECYCLING OF WATERTO PERMIT FREQUENT WASHING AND BATHING OF THE CREW. REVERSEOSMOSIS (RO), OFTEN CALLED HYPERFILTRATION, PROMISES TO BE A UNIQUELY SUITED TECHNOLOGY FOR WATER RECYCLING IN SPACECRAFT. HOWEVER, CURRENT… more