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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

Coordinator

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
Net EU contribution
€ 270 920,00
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
France

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 661 381,25
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 323 750,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
GL-BIOCONTROL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 743 750,00
Address
Helioparc 5 Avenue De L'europe
34830 Clapiers

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 256 250,00
Address
Corso Xi Febbraio 14
10152 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LIEWENTHAL ELECTRONICS LTD
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 318 000,00
Address
Koidu 50
10142 Tallinn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PHOENIXFUTURE LTD & CO KG

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Am Fahrweg 19
41468 Neuss
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 46 250,00
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
A-ETC SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 28 177,50
Address
Na Dolinach 357/23
149 00 Praha

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AQUISENSE TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 351 521,25
Address
3 Castlegate
NG31 6SF Grantham Lincolnshire

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Region
East Midlands (England) Lincolnshire Lincolnshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00