Sustainable Innovations Solid State Oxygen Concentrator and Compressor will concentrate the oxygen within the cabin environment and provide the required concentration of oxygen to the crew members. Sustainable Innovations' electrochemical cell technology will separate pure oxygen from dilute, mixed gas streams. In addition, the Solid State Oxygen Concentrator and Compressor system has the potential to replenish the secondary oxygen pack (SOP) used by astronauts during extravehicular activity (EVAs) should the primary and backup systems fail. The SOP only contains 1.2 kilograms of oxygen, enough to sustain an astronaut for approximately thirty minutes. By replenishing the SOP with recycled oxygen, Sustainable Innovations'electrochemical cell design could give astronauts on EVAs additional time to reach the airlock of their orbiter.
Government- Other applications of oxygen capture and compression technology include military uses. The U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Defense may be interested in the development of this technology for military operations as an aircraft on board oxygen generation system, capable of providing breathing oxygen for the crew. Commercial Aircraft- Sustainable Innovations' Solid State Oxygen Concentrator has the potential to become a cost efficient platform for the onboard generation of oxygen in commercial aircraft. The system will be capable of recycling breathing oxygen from the on board atmosphere and providing supplemental oxygen for passengers during emergency descent. Medical Oxygen-Current medical oxygen markets are moving to become less reliant on bulky, stationary oxygen concentrator systems. Sustainable Innovations' Solid State Oxygen Concentrator will serve as a low cost, efficient, and portable oxygen generation system for use in medical practices and private homes.