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ZeoWash: High Efficiency Low Power Washer Dryer

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PB223
Agency Tracking Number: 221873
Amount: $156,492.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H3
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
6715 S Adams Way
Centennial, CO 80122-1801
United States
DUNS: 079695977
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christine Fanchiang
 (650) 302-2692
Business Contact
 Christine Fanchiang
Phone: (650) 302-2692
Research Institution

For longer duration stays in space, a compact low power washer dryer system is a critical element for reducing consumable mass of clothing. Not only does it save on launch mass, clean clothes can improve crew morale. More importantly, cleaning clothes regularly helps tonbsp;reduce the growthnbsp;and proliferation of bacteria, allergens, and fungi that may irritate or even cause skin diseases for the crew. But space vehicles and habitatsnbsp;arenbsp;limited in usable power and volume, therefore the design of a combination washer-dryer system must accommodate these extreme constraints.nbsp;The ZeoWashnbsp;Laundry Systemnbsp;offers a solution for anbsp;combined cycle (Wash/Sanitize and Dry) system which consumes 300W of power to clean and dry 4.5 kg of laundry within 3 hours. The system uses a novel Thermo-electric condenser and convection Desiccator water Removal technologY (TecDry) for achieving an extremely low power, fast drying, self-contained laundry system.nbsp;

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