Results for the Brine Evaporation Bag (BEB) Brine Processing Test



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45th International Conference on Environmental Systems


The recent Brine Processing Test compared the NASA Forward Osmosis Brine Dewatering (FOBD), Paragon Ionomer Water Processor (IWP), UMPQUA Ultrasonic Brine Dewatering System (UBDS), and the NASA Brine Evaporation Bag (BEB). This paper reports the results of the BEB. The BEB was operated at 70 °C and a base pressure of 12 torr. The BEB was operated in a batch mode, and processed 0.4L of brine per batch. Two different brine feeds were tested, a chromic acid-urine brine and a chromic acid-urine- hygiene mix brine. The chromic acid-urine brine, known as the ISS Alternate Pretreatment Brine, had an average processing rate of 95 mL/hr with a specific power of 5kWhr/L. The complete results of these tests will be reported within this paper. ICES-2015-67


Bellevue, Washington
Lance Delzeit, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Michael Flynn, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
John Fisher, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Hali Shaw4 UCSC
Brian Kawashima5 USRA
David Beeler6 Bionetics
Kevin Howard7 CSS-Dynamac