Three-Step Technology in One Product
Hydromars participates with leading Institutes and multinationals in several European research programs to separate different types of wastewater into absolutely pure water
Purifying complex wastewater streams (e.g., human waste or industrial effluents) has always been a challenge on Earth and Space. Using a series of state-of-the-art technologies as many as 12 different ones, systems are developed to produce drinking water from such streams. Moreover, for long-haul space applications, recovery rates become a key performance indicator where current systems struggle to pass recovery rates greater than 90%.
Nevertheless, Hydromars through its system aims to crack the code of these problems and offers a solution that operates in a closed loop like in the hydraulic cycle.
Through decades of pioneering research and successful tests, Hydromars proposes a system based on 3 different steps:
- Thermal Pervaporation to produce ultrapure water
- Gas separation to remove all volatiles
- Crystallization to concentrate sludge/ nutrients and separate remaining water.
Hydromars’ technology having separation efficiency of greater than 98% running in a closed loop would result in a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system for space applications. The systems’ consistent performance in producing high-quality water, robustness, and minimal maintenance requirements allows this technology to be competitive in CAPEX investments and have low OPEX costs too.