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Innovative High Efficiency Filter for Mars Dust, Phase I

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Project Introduction

To reduce the cost of space travel, NASA is developing In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) methods to collect and convert local resources into products that can be used during the mission. Towards this objective, BlazeTech is proposing the development of an innovative system to filter Mars dust from gas streams. Our system combines the cyclone concept with a spinning and cylinder that acts as a self cleaning filter. The main advantages of the proposed device over conventional systems are the self-cleaning aspect of the filter surface a reduction in pressure drop and volume requirements. This makes the concept particularly suitable for NASA's requirements which include a modest throughput but a high capture efficiency of the fine particles. More »

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