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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE COLLECTION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12663
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12663
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE COLLECTION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,705.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED RESEARCH DESCRIBES A METHOD TO EXTRACT WATER FROM AIR WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AS LOW AS 5% AND PRODUCTION OF 11.1 GALLONS OF WATER PER GALLON DIESEL FUEL CONSUMED. THE CONCEPT IS BASED ON THE USE OF AN INORGANIC HYDRATED SALT THAT WILL ACT AS A DESICCANT, AND CAN BE RECYCLED TO PRODUCE THE ANHYDROUS SALT AND WATER. THIS METHOD WILL ALSO BE COMPARED TO OTHER COMPETITIVE APPROACHES SUCH AS REFRIGERATION AND SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANES. THE PHASE I EFFORT IS AIMED AT DEMONSTRATING THE POTENTIAL OF MAINSTREAM'S WATER EXTRACTION SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED INNOVATION APPEARS TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE, AND WEIGHT BENEFITS OVER ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES. THIS INNOVATIVE SYSTEM USES A NON-TOXIC DESICCANT (SALT) AND WILL UTILIZE COMMON DIESEL FUEL AS THE ENERGY SOURCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robert P Scaringe
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corp
200 Yellow Pl Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No