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NASA Ames Water Treatment Technologies Webinar

February 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MST

NASA Ames Water Treatment Technologies Webinar


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Principle Investigator, Michael Flynn will be the lead presenter during the webinar.

Live Webinar – February 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM (EST) – Register here!

About the Event

Few challenges are more pressing for NASA than the need for clean water. Space remains a desert for human explorers, so every drop must be recycled and reused. Every pound launched into space costs thousands of dollars. Because of that, nothing is wasted. Wastewater is purified and recycled as drinking water.

To achieve this, our researchers continually develop state-of-the-art water purification technologies, and now, many of these innovations can be used here on the ground, too.

During this webinar, three innovative technologies that were developed at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley will be presented to the audience.

Contaminated Water Treatment

Habitat Water Wall for Water, Solids, and Atmosphere Recycle and Reuse

Algae Photobioreactor Using Floating Enclosures with Semi-Permeable Membranes

These technologies are available to the public and we will also provide information on how the technologies can be licensed through NASA’s Technology Transfer Program.

Please click here to register!

About the Presenter – Michael Flynn

Mr. Flynn is principal investigator (PI) in water recycling technology development at NASA Ames Research Center. He has over 32 years of experience in the development of advanced life support systems, and is a lead for the development of spacecraft water recycling systems. He has over 120 peer reviewed publications in the field. He has received an AIAA best space architecture paper award. Four of his papers have been selected for republication in the SAE International’s Transactions journal. He has received two R&D 100 Awards, a Wright Brothers Medal, and an Arch T. Calwell Merit Award. He has received 6 NASA Spotlight awards and has developed 5 NASA patents. He has developed water recycling systems for NASA, the Army, commercial space and terrestrial green building applications. Mr. Flynn has a BS in mechanical engineering from San Francisco State University.


February 8, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MST