Water Recovery Systems
Paragon designed the patented Ionomer–membrane Water Processer (IWP) to improve and simplify the water recovery process for space applications. IWP utilizes the forced convection of dry spacecraft cabin air coupled with membrane distillation to purify and recover available water. The IWP Brine Processor Assembly (BPA) was launched to the ISS in February 2021 and will increase water loop closure to from 93% to >98%, an essential step in developing ECLSS for deep space missions. Paragon is currently developing water processing technology for Commercial Space Station programs and is engaged in R&D efforts towards hybrid biological-physiochemical water reclamation technology development.