Three Step Technology in One Product

Hydromars participates with leading Institutes and Multinationals in several European research programs to separate different types of wastewaters into absolutely pure water

For purifying complex wastewater streams, a series of different state-of-the-art technologies are needed. When it comes to the water fit for human consumption, additional technologies are usually added on top of it while recovery of contaminants require even more complicated set of technologies.

A state-of-the-art system that recycles all water, makes it fit for human consumption, and also takes care of the contaminants would need about a dozen different state-of-the-art technologies.

Based on decades of successful tests on earth and by using an entirely new unit technology, Hydromars has created a system that in only three steps – vaporization, evaporative separation, and crystallization – performs the whole task of recycling in the spaceship. The result is complete recovery (ZLD) and 100% clean water – an obvious sine qua non for missions in deep space.

Apart from the main USP, Hydromars has several additional attractive selling points. Among others are the reduced number of steps and operational procedures in water treatment (thereby volume, weight, and cost, are reduced) as well as operational hassle and risk for failure. Instead of an extensive and complicated process, Hydromars proposes to market a more compact and robust product.

The technology used by Hydromars is already technically proven at the pilot plant set up for relevant complex wastewater stream treatment for water recycling/reusing purposes, for example, among others, flue gas condensate treatment in power plants and municipal wastewater treatment plants.

Present Status: Hydromars’s technology has proven more efficient separation of difficult waste waters, semiconductor rinse water, desalination brines, and water
contaminated with metals, microbes, and nanoparticles than any state-of-the-art method. Current work focuses on designing a separate more compact unit than the existing one specifically for micro/zero gravity tests.

Hydromars’ latest experimental equipment developed by Peter Nobel and his group of engineers. Ångström Laboratory, Stockholm, 2022

Test Results for Hydromars Equipment

Type of contaminationAmountMethodDetection limitTest byResult
Bacteria14 000 (after 7 days)Membrane filter countNational Bacteriologic Laboratory, StockholmBDL
Chlorine3.4 mg/lPhotometric analysis (Perkin Elmer)< 0.01 mg/lWater Protection Association of South West FinlandBDL
Salt water31 000 ppmIon chromatography< 1 ppmVBB Viak StockholmBDL
Trihalomethanes1 000 μg/lGas chromatography< 1μg/lUniversity of Turku, FinlandBDL
Radon380 Bq/lAlfa detection< 4 Bq/lSwedish Radiation Protection InstituteBDL
Cesium, Strontium, Plutonium, Radium2.4 BqLithium Drifted Germanium Detector< 0.1 BqRadiation Physics Department, University of LundBDL
Arsenic +310 mg/lAAS Graphite< 0.003 mg/lAnalytica AB, StockholmBDL
Arsenic +510 mg/lAAS Graphite< 0.003 mg/lAnalytica AB, StockholmBDL
Ag nanoparticles3100 μg/lHPLC< 2 μg/lIVL Swedish Environmental Research InstituteBDL
SiO210 000 μg/lAAS< 5 μg/lVattenfall AB, StockholmBDL
Setralin and 20 other pharmaceutical residuals4 ng/lHPLC< 0.8 ng/lIVL Swedish Environmental Research InstituteBDL
*BDL = below detection limit