Water Purification System for Space & Earth: A NASA SBIR-funded Sucess Story
By Umpqua Research Company, Posted 03/01/09
“UMPQUA Research Company (URC), founded in 1973 by David F. Putnam and Gerald V. Colombo, offers technical services in four primary areas: Drinking Water and Environmental Analysis, Air and Water Purification Related Engineering Services (including NASA Flight Hardware), Research & Development, and Materials Testing. Working with NASA and major aerospace firms, URC has established a reputation of excellence within the Regenerative Life Support community that is unequaled by any other small business. The developed a biocontaminant prevention system on NASA SBIR grant funding for the Space Shuttle, the EVA backpack system. It has been successfully commercialized for Earth applications in 3rd world nations.