CONCENTRATED WASTEWATER

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,828.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2754
Agency Tracking Number:
2754
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
64550 Research Rd, Bend, OR, 97701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RODERICK J RAY
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government