Non-NASA applications include incorporation into water treatment and supply plants, portable field water treatment units for use during camping, hiking, fishing and outdoor activities and in-home water treatment units. The system also has applications for the production of pyrogen-free water (i.e., sterilized water), such as in the medical industry (e.g., hemodialysis units, irrigation of operating rooms), pharmaceutical industry (intravenous drug delivery) and hydroponics industry. On-demand, on-site generation of the biocide can be used for numerous commercial applications which presently transport hazardous solutions and dilute the disinfectant at the point of use. Other commercial applications include environmental remediation of ground water and soil, production of high quality potable water, and food and surface sanitation.
The availability of high-quality potable water is essential in crewed space missions. The proposed system will provide an effective biocide for water disinfection and biofilm prevention in potable water systems for space applications. Other NASA applications of this system are in water treatment and reclamation, urine pretreatment, potable and technical water storage, supply of clean water for hydroponic crop systems, and disinfecting water for surfaces within spacecraft, space stations, and future planetary habitats.