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Biocontamination Integrated cOntrol of Wet sYstems for Space Exploration

Objective

Microbiological contamination can be attenuated, never eliminated. Space exploration requires development of reliable rapid significant and safe methods for preventing, monitoring and control the biocontamination within manned closed environments. These methods have to be automated, simple and conceived to decrease the (re-)supply mass from ground.
Both space and terrestrial monitoring and prevention/mitigation methods are currently working separately instead of working in synergy. The proposed BIOWYSE project foresees development and demonstration of an integrated system suitable for future accommodation aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and from a long-term viewpoint, within Moon and Mars habitats. The BIOWYSE consortium will design, build and test single prevention, monitoring and mitigation modules. Thus, they will be integrated in a single system inside a compact breadboard and tested. Critical aspects or gravity-dependent technologies of the breadboard will be designed with the perspective of a future accommodation within a rack of the ISS (e.g.: in EDR-2 of Columbus), as a precursor of elements for long-duration space missions and future planetary outposts (e.g. Mars). In order to validate key technologies for the biocontamination control integrated system in real conditions and with representative features, the BIOWYSE project is based on the following major objectives:
1. Exploitation of ISS data from recent project related to the system functionalities
2. Designing single modules taking into account the intent of a demonstration aboard an International Standard Payload Rack
3. Building a system in order to test integrated key technologies
4. Developing and demonstrating operational techniques and processes for preventing, monitoring and mitigating the microbiological risk in water loops
5. Actively leveraging synergies between space and non-space partners, evaluating the system efficiency in real platforms for water loops and wet surfaces

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2015
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Coordinator

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 270 920

Participants (9)

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 661 381,25
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
GL-BIOCONTROL
France
EU contribution
€ 743 750
Address
9 Avenue De L'europe, Cap Alpha
34830 Clapiers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 256 250
Address
Corso Xi Febbraio 14
10152 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIEWENTHAL ELECTRONICS LTD
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 318 000
Address
Koidu 50
10142 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOENIXFUTURE LTD & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Am Fahrweg 19
41468 Neuss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 46 250
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
A-ETC SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 28 177,50
Address
Na Dolinach 357/23
149 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUISENSE TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 351 521,25
Address
3 Castlegate
NG31 6SF Grantham Lincolnshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)