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Alternative Energy Systems and High Efficiency Water Purification Systems for…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Pacific Research Group
5580 La Cumbre Rd Somis, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Alternative Energy Systems and High Efficiency Water Purification Systems for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations, and Expeditionar
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-C-0394
Award Amount: $582,028.00


Pacific Research Group (PRG) intends to develop a unique combination of components to create the most compact, lightest, and lowest power seawater desalination system ever made. Its low power requirement is due to the fact that the design utilizes a state-of-the-art energy recovery system and this low power feature will enable our system to operate solely from solar power panels. In addition, the PRG design will include a four-stage pre-treatment system that is robust and effective where all four stages can be cleaned in place and able to handle high turbidity source waters. From PRG"s experience, water treatment systems designed to be used for applications that include humanitarian and emergency operations must be able to accommodate difficult-to-treat source waters in remote areas of developing countries, the areas most likely to have a need for this type of equipment. The evolution of low-capacity seawater reverse osmosis desalination systems has been relatively slow and incremental when compared to larger facility-sized desalination technology. Major advances in the areas of energy efficiency, pre-filtration, and material science have not completely transferred to the small system market. PRG intends to change this situation with superior design innovation honed through experience specifically for military applications.

Principal Investigator:

Ted Kuepper
Senior Engineer
(805) 985-3057

Business Contact:

Robert Lovo
Project Manager
(805) 701-1690
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacific Research Group
5580 La Cumbre Rd Somis, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 572682744
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No