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Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2722
Amount: $49,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology & Research
1030 Hamilton Ct, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR HANS WIJMANS
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
MAINTAINANCE OF A HABITABLE ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD A MANNED SPACECRAFT REQUIRES REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE PRODUCED BY CREW RESPIRATION. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP MEMBRANES AND MODULES ABLE TO SEPARATE C02 FROM AIR. TO MAKE THE PROCESS ENERGY EFFICIENT AND COMPACT, THE MEMBRANES WILL BE HIGH FLUX COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE APPROACH WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN PHASE I. IN A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II PROGRAM, THE MEMBRANE SYSTEM WOULD BE REFINED AND AN ENGINEERING STUDY PERFORMED TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM DESIGN. A PROTOTYPE UNIT ABLE TO CONCENTRATE C02 FROM A LOW AMBIENT CONCENTRATION (0.3%) TO ALMOST PURE C02 SUITABLE FOR DISCHARGE WOULD THEN BE CONSTRUCTED.

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