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DEVELOPMENT OF A MEMBRANE-BASED COMPRESSED-AIR DEHYDRATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
5592
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5592
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: 1988
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A MEMBRANE-BASED COMPRESSED-AIR DEHYDRATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE NAVY HAS A NEED FOR A RELIABLE, COMPACT, AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMPRESSED-AIR DEHYDRATION SYSTEM. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP SUCH A SYSTEM BASED ON SYNTHETIC MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY. PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTAL AND DESIGN STUDIES AT BEND RESEARCH INDICATE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP MEMBRANES AND MEMBRANE MODULES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS APPLICATION--RESULTING IN A SYSTEM THAT CONTAINS ONLY ABOUT 20 FT2 OF MEMBRANE. AT THE HEART OF THIS SYSTEM IS A NEW TYPE OF MEMBRANE MODULE THAT OVERCOMES THE MAJOR SHORTCOMINGS OF CONVENTIONAL MEMBRANE MODULES WHEN USED FOR AIR DEHUMIDIFICATION. FOR THE PHASE I PROGRAM WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING THESE OPTIMIZED MEMBRANES AND MEMBRANE MODULES AND TO DELIVER A PREPROTOTYPE MODULE; UNDER PHASE II WE WILL BUILD AND DELIVER A FULL PROTOTYPE THAT WILL BE THE MODEL FOR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IN PHASE III.

Principal Investigator:

Roderick J Ray
5033824100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc.
64550 Research Rd Bend, OR 97701

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