Air Revitalization By A Novel Photocatalyst KSE, Inc., Amherst, MA. Innovation - KSE has developed a novel photocatalytic technology for implementation in life support systems for air revitalization in extended space operations. The developed process and
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Air Revitalization By A Novel Photocatalyst KSE, Inc., Amherst, MA
- KSE has developed a novel photocatalytic technology for implementation in life support
systems for air revitalization in extended space operations. The developed process and
catalyst have demonstrated a great ability to oxidize a wide range of contaminants
relevant to air revitalization at ambient temperature and low power consumption.
- KSE’s ethylene scrubber is currently being used and commercialized
by a private sector licensed firm.
- The air revitalization process developed by KSE is considered a major advance
in the field. Operating costs of EPA site cleanups have been reduced by 90% in
specific applications by use of this technology.
- The technology was awarded the SBIR of the Year Award for Environment,
Energy, and Resources Management by NASA TechBriefs Magazine.
- KSE was recognized by 1998 EPA Environmental Technology Innovator Award
for use of the air revitalization system in Superfund Clean-up.
-The technology was recognized by the 1998 R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine.
-The Trademarked name of KSE’s system is the AIR2000
Process, where AIR is an acronym for an Adsorption-Integrated-Reaction Technology.
-This product could be useful in any air purification market where air contaminants must
be removed, including industrial emissions control or indoor air quality control.
-The system is now being used commercially to control the air contaminants .
-The commercial product has been completed and has been licensed.
-This technology is a considerable leap over previous technologies, operating commercial
units have shown a cost-savings of a factor of 50 over the previous best available control
-The primary advantages of the AIR2000 technology are ambient temperature, operation,
simplicity, small size, and low electricity consumption and operating costs.
- The technology was developed for implementation in life support systems
for the revitalization of air for extended space operations. The ethylene
scrubber developed is both compact and lightweight, and has low power
consumption requirements. The U.S.. government is currently using this
technology at government Superfund sites at full commercial scale, and s
achieving 99.99% destruction of air contaminants.
- The air revitalization process developed by KSE has reduced the costs of
elements of certain Superfund site cleanups by a factor of 50. The
technology was recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the technology
most significant new products of 1998.
NASA Field Center
Date of Update: August 29, 1998
Success Story #9-005
Points of Contact: - NASA: Jane I Fox281-481-1803,
Company : JR Kitterl; 413-549-5506
1994 SBIR Phase II; NAS # 19493