NASA's Next-Generation CO2 Deposition System Webinar
The goal of NASA is to return humans to the surface of the moon, then journey to Mars and even beyond. In order to accomplish this ambitious goal, robust life support systems are required to operate without reliance on a resupply. The current air revitalization system on the International Space Station (ISS), the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA), utilizes sorbent-based, Temperature Swing Adsorption (TSA) technology. NASA Ames has developed a reliable successor to the state-of-the-art cabin atmosphere CO2 removal system. This novel patent-pending innovation takes advantage of the condensation/deposition temperature differences of air components to selectively deposit carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. CO2 deposition, or CDep, is highly reliable as it has no expendable materials, no vacuum is required, and needs minimal moving parts. CDep also potentially eliminates the need for a separate storage system to deliver pressurized, pure CO2 to an Oxygen generation system, such as the Sabatier processor currently on the ISS.
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During the webinar, you will learn about this new technology as well as how NASA’s technologies and capabilities are available to industry and other organizations through NASA’s Technology Transfer Program.