NASA SBIR 2018-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-2- H3.01-4352
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER:
 80NSSC18P1954
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Process Technologies for Water Recycling in Space
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Second-Sage Biological Wastewater Processor
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Pancopia, Inc.
1100 Exploration Way, Suite 302Q
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 344-8607

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
William Cumbie
bill@pancopia.com
1100 Exploration Way, Suite 302Q
Hampton, VA 23666 - 6462
(757) 325-6803

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
William Cumbie
bill@pancopia.com
1100 Exploration Way, Suite 302Q
Hampton, VA 23666 - 6462
(757) 325-6803

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Pancopia proposes the development of a low cost, reliable second-stage biological reactor to remove high levels of nitrogen from the biological wastewater treatment unit (rCOMANDR) unit being developed at Texas Tech University (TTU).  Pancopia will partner with TTU to develop the second-stage reactor which has the potential to removing an additional 85% of the nitrogen in wastewater.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Second-stage anammox-based filter can help remove high levels of nitrogen from the effluent of the biological reactor being developed at Texas Tech.  A combined system could permit NASA to biologically recycle wastewater to potable water efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively. 

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater is a multibillion dollar market and anammox-based technology has the potential to decrease cost by two-thirds compared to current treatments.  Development of a practical, reliable anammox filter would permit market entry into the estimated 8,000 plus wastewater treatment facilities that must upgrade their nitrogen removal in the next two decades.

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