Efficient CO2 and H2O Removal with Novel Adsorbentsfor Life Support Applications on Mars

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0037
Agency Tracking Number: 181154
Amount: $754,756.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T6
Solicitation Number: STTR_18_P2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-01-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-01-09
Small Business Information
965 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA, 94501-1000
DUNS: 079422525
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas McDonald
 (303) 578-9567
 tmcdonald@mosaicmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Jason Husk
Phone: (925) 289-9623
Email: jhusk@mosaicmaterials.com
Research Institution
 University of California Berkeley
 2150 Shattuck Ave., 10th Floor
Berkeley, CA, 94704-1363
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
Phase II work will build upon results of Phase I investigations into the performance of cooperative adsorbents for life-support on Mars. The work will focus on the creating of a prototype EMU unit sized to support a single person (1 kg/day of CO2 removal. Tasks in support of this effort include in depth investigations of the role of water on CO2 adsorption mechanism. Improved pellet formulations will be developed in support of kg scale production of materials. Stability tests of materials and pellets will be performed to elucidate the effects of cycling on fines production. A cost model for materials production will be developed to anticipate materials manufacutring costs and to identify routes towards cost reduction.

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