Space Travels: Recycling the Molecules of Life

water droplets on glass

A fully efficient recycling of waste waters in space operations is paramount to space endeavours beyond the earth’s orbit. The current recycling system used on the ISS is not entirely efficient and regular deliveries of water and hydrogen from earth are required. This issue prevents space travel.

Our idea leverages amalgamation of two technologies:

  1. Bosch process which transforms hydrogen and carbon dioxide into water and graphite for a completely efficient recycling of waste waters.
  2. Process involving microwaves and novel catalysts to lower the temperature of the Bosch process, so to make it viable for space travels.