AquiSense Technologies (Europe) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of AquiSense Technologies LLC, has been selected to participate in the Biocontamination Integrated Control for Wet Systems for Space Exploration (BIOWYSE) project.
AquiSense is part of a seven-company consortium that includes Italian company, Thales Alenia Space, one of the main suppliers to the International Space Station. The BIOWYSE consortium will design, build and test innovative prevention, monitoring and mitigation modules to be integrated in a compact system.
AquiSense will design the key technology within the decontamination module, employing UV-C LED technology, similar to that used in PearlAqua. Richard Simons, a PhD Graduate Engineer from Imperial College London, has been appointed as Program Manager for AquiSense.
AquiSense’s CTO Jennifer Pagan, PhD said, “It is literally an engineer’s dream to be able to apply their work to something as technically advanced as the space station. I am thrilled that our water disinfection technology will be used to help keep the astronauts safe.”
The proposed BIOWYSE project foresees development and demonstration of an integrated biocontamination control system for water and humid areas, to be demonstrated on the
International Space Station and future human exploration missions. BIOWYSE stems from the results of actual flight experiments and state of the art prevention, monitoring and mitigation technologies. They will further investigate the possibilities for spin off developments in the terrestrial water management industries.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 687447 and is valued at €3 Million.