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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$418,400.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10403
Agency Tracking Number:
10403
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:
Scott B Mccray
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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