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TPFSE

Objective:

• Address the design and performance of passive two-phase flow separator technologies.

• Determine range of flow rates for acceptable performance.

• Quantify the effect of fluid properties and separator geometry.

• Determine separator response and stability envelope to startup, shutdown and liquid slugging conditions.

 

Relevance/Impact:

• Advanced gas-liquid separators are targeted for use in Advanced Life Support (ALS) Fluids degassing and power generation applications.

• Provides highly reliable low power gas liquid separation.

• Promote enhanced phase change by removing second phase and to promote contact with heat transfer surface.

 

Development Approach:

• Design and build experiment package that can meter air and water into test articles.

• Two different design concepts (one specified by each PI team) for cyclonic separators will be tested.

• Early unique diagnostic instruments demonstrations to assess and refine science requirements and to reduce technical risks proceeding to flight development phase.