SHOWER WATER FILTRATION AND STABILIZATION

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5082
Amount: $440,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Umpqua Research Company
P.o. Box 791, 626 Ne Division, Myrtle Creek, OR, 97457
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 GERALD V. COLOMBO
Title: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE BASELINE DESIGN OF NASA'S SPACE STATION INCLUDES A SHOWER FACILITY FOR THE USE OF THE CREW. A KEY COMPONENT OF THE FACILITY IS A HOSE AND NOZZLE WHICH IS USED TO REMOVE WATER FROM THE ASTRONAUT'S BODY AND THE SHOWER WALL. THREE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR WHICH SOLUTIONS ARE PROPOSED: HAIR AND OTHER DEBRIS MUST BE REMOVED. THE GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS MUST BE CONTROLLED. FOAMING CAUSED BY THE CLEANSING AGENT MUST BE SUPPRESSED. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DISPOSABLE FILTER ELEMENT WHICH IS PRETREATED WITH A CONTROLLED-RELEASE BIOCIDE AND FOAM SUPPRESSANT THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE WATER AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE FILTER. MICROBIAL CONTROL WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE COLLECTION DEVICE, AND THE PROBLEM OF FOAM IN THE AIRWATER SEPARATOR WILL BE ELIMINATED.

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