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ONBOARD WATER GENERATION FOR MILITARY VEHICLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
862
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
862
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: ONBOARD WATER GENERATION FOR MILITARY VEHICLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $154,683.00
 

Abstract:

SUPPLYING ADEQUATE DRINKING WATER TO SOLDIERS ON ARID OR CONTAMINATED BATTLEFIELDS IS A FORMIDABLE PROBLEM. ONE POSSIBLE SOURCE OF WATER IS ENGINE EXHAUST; FOR EXAMPLE, DIESEL EXHAUST CONTAINS 1.1 POUNDS OF WATER VAPOR FOR EACH POUND OF FUEL BURNED. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ONBOARD, COMPACT, EASILY MAINTAINED MEMBRANE-BASED SYSTEM THAT CAN RECOVER AND PURIFY WATER FROM COMBAT VEHICLE EXHAUSTS IN A SIMPLE AND SELF-CONTAINED PROCESS. WATER VAPOR IN THE EXHAUST WILL BE MADE TO PERMEATE SELECTIVELY ACROSS A HYDROPHILIC MEMBRANE BY THE APPLICATION OF A VACUUM ON THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE. THIS WILL RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE EXHAUST INTO TWO STREAMS: ONE UNDER VACUUM, CONTAINING ESSENTIALLY PURE WATER VAPOR, AND THE SECOND CONTAINING THE OTHER GASES IN THE EXHAUST. THE WATER VAPOR STREAM WILL BE COMPRESSED AND CONDENSED TO PROVIDE A RELIABLE SUPPLY OF DRINKING-QUALITY WATER.

Principal Investigator:

Roderick J. Ray
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc.
64550 Research Road Bend, OR 97701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No