Task Reheating and Sterilization Technology for Food, Waste and Water (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Ohmic Eval
Responsible HRP Element: Space Human Factors and Habitability
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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1. Develop and optimize a reusable container and system for processing food and waste products by ohmic heating. This includes Optimization of package and enclosure to minimize ESM Optimization of power input conditions to eliminate gas production. Optimization of current density to eliminate arcing. Optimization for use under microgravity conditions.

2. Test the device for efficacy in sterilizing plant foods and waste products.

3. Test the device for efficacy in reheating packaged shelf-stable foods.

4. Test the heating system for efficacy in heating water for crew use, when not being used for heating food.

5. Establish the oxygen and moisture barrier requirements for longer-term food storage.

6. Develop procedures and test methods to ensure hermetic seal for thermostabilized food containers.
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