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Hollow Fiber Freeze Thaw Filter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92287
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-110-0398
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
METSS Corporation
300 Westdale Avenue Westerville, OH 43082-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Hollow Fiber Freeze Thaw Filter
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-09-C-6533
Award Amount: $69,585.00
 

Abstract:

The Marine Corps currently uses an ultrafiltration device to provide safe drinking water in situations where outside supply is not possible and local water sources are of questionable purity. However, the current device is susceptible to freeze/thaw damage that degrades its filtration capabilities to the point where the user may no longer be protected from endemic biological threats. Under the proposed Phase I SBIR program, METSS plans to use its expertise in testing and polymer chemistry to characterize the current failure mechanism and develop improved porous fibers resistant to freeze/thaw damage while still possessing filtration capabilities that meet the Navy's requirements. This approach will involve commercial industrial support and thus, if fully successful, have an effective plan to provide the product to the Navy.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kroshefsky
Senior Scientist
6147972200
rkroshefsky@metss.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth Heater
Senior Scientist
6147972200
kheater@metss.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METSS CORP.
300 Westdale Avenue Westerville, OH 43082

EIN/Tax ID: 311461458
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No