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CENTRIFUGAL CLARIFIER FOR PRETREATMENT OF ROWPU FEED

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
928
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
928
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CENTRIFUGAL CLARIFIER FOR PRETREATMENT OF ROWPU FEED
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $474,000.00
 

Abstract:

TO PRODUCE POTABLE WATER FROM NATURAL WATER SOURCES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE FIELD, THE U.S. ARMY IS DEVELOPING A NEW CLASS OF WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS UTILIZING REVERSE OSMOSIS TECHNOLOGY. THE FIRST OF THESE REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION UNITS (ROWPU) HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 600 GPH OF POTABLE WATER AND IS DIVIDED INTO TWO BASIC SUBSYSTEMS, A REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM AND AN INITIAL PRETREATMENT SYSTEM. THE FILTRATION COMPONENTS OF THE PRETREATMENT SYSTEM (MIXED MEDIA FILTER, CARTRIDGE FILTER, BACKFLUSH PUMP AND BOOSTER PUMP) ARE ESTIMATED TO WEIGH IN EXCESS OF 1800 LB, OCCUPY APPROXIMATELY 30 FT3 AND UTILIZE A MAXIMUM OF 13.5 HP. SINCE THIS UNIT MUST BE AIR TRANSPORTABLE AND CAPABLE OF AIRDROP DELIVERY, THE TOTAL UNIT WEIGHT AND SIZE HAS BEEN APPROPRIATELY REDUCED. REDUCING THE SIZE AND WEIGHT WILL IMPROVE THE ROWPU'S TRANSPORTABILITY. THE ALTERNATE PRETREATMENT SYSTEM BEING PROPOSED USES A CENTRIFUGAL CLARIFIER TO REPLACE THE MIXED MEDIA FILTER AND CARTRIDGE FILTER, WHILE ELIMINATING THE BACKFLUSH AND BOOSTER PUMPS. THIS PROPOSED CHANGE ACCORDING TO INITIAL ESTIMATES WILL REDUCE THE WEIGHT, SIZE AND TOTAL POWER REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRESENT ROWPU BY AT LEAST 1475 LB, 20 FT3 AND 9 HP, RESPECTIVELY.

Principal Investigator:

Leslie S. Rubin
6178903200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster-miller, Inc.
350 Second Avenue Waltham, MA 02254

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