Brine Dewatering Using Ultrasonic Nebulization

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CA21C
Award Id:
90554
Agency Tracking Number:
085271
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 609, Myrtle Creek, OR, 97457
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
068766781
Principal Investigator:
JamesAkse, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
(541) 863-2653
akse@urcmail.net
Business Contact:
JohnAker
Business Official
(541) 541-2655
aker@urcmail.net
Research Institute:
n/a
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

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