The primary intended application of the proposed technology is in the filtration of Mars dust under the NASA In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) program. Technologies such as MIT's MOXIE that may be sensitive to particulate contamination can benefit from using BlazeTech's dust filter.
The dust filter technology can also be extended to other applications where filtration without significant use of manpower is a priority. Examples include: (1) filtration of sand from gas streams that enter the engine compartments in helicopters and aircraft especially in desert conditions like in Iraq and Afghanistan extending their life, (2) separation of fine particulate contaminants from emissions from chemical process industry and smoke stacks in power plants, and (3) cleanup of particulate contaminants (bacteria, dust, etc.) from air conditioning system in aircraft. We have collaborated extensively with key players in both areas over the years and we will reach out to them in Phase II to seek their input in extending our technologies to their applications.