Hampton-based Pancopia has received a second grant for its work to develop economically beneficial water purification systems that also improve the environment -- in space as well as on land.
Pancopia has been working with NASA already to develop wastewater recycling systems for space-based application. The latest grant of $350,000 will allow the company to further their research to produce the next generation design of biological treatment systems for waste purification in space exploration.
Similarly, Pancopia received a grant of $400,000 from the Department of Energy for research to develop new water purification systems for aquaculture and livestock management. The goal is to strengthen fresh water supplies for farms by developing a wastewater recycling system for livestock agriculture.
According to the company's announcement, "The development of a water purification and reuse system will preserve key water resources and avoid aquifer depletion, reduce air and water pollution, and allow farms to have a stable and reliable fresh water source for their herds—all through recovering the most important resource in wastewater: the water itself."
Pancopia, Inc. is an environmental technology company that is part of Hampton's growing cluster of high-technology and research companies, many of which are located in Hampton Roads Center North.