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Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4362
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-116
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination
Agency: DOD
Contract: W91CRB-11-C-0073
Award Amount: $385,256.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Armys need for a man-portable desalinator to support the Individual Soldier On-The-Move Hydration System, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination (PECAD) system. PECAD is based on the innovative implementation of capacitive deionization: separation of salt from water by electric polarization of porous electrodes, which produces drinkable water that exceeds the quality standards outlined in the U.S. Armys guidelines. In Phase I, POC built a system prototype and demonstrated the feasibility of the approach by desalinating seawater (36,000 ppm TDS) with>98% salt rejection rate (

Principal Investigator:

Alex Kolessov
Group Leader
(310) 320-3088
psproposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No