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Development of a Greywater Recycling System for Army Field Kitchens

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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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: 2012
Title: Development of a Greywater Recycling System for Army Field Kitchens
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-12-C-0003
Award Amount: $149,588.00


Field Sanitation Centers typically convert 240 gallons of potable water per day into greywater. This greywater must then be transported off-site or properly disposed of on-site. To alleviate this problem, a continuous process to treat the greywater produced is needed. The treated water must meet secondary treatment standards, and the processing system must be rugged, easy to use, consume less than 1 kW of power, occupy approximately 1 yd3, and use minimal consumables. Mainstream Engineering proposes a solution that integrates multiple well-defined technologies, suitable for small-scale applications, into a system that meets the objectives set by the Army. In Phase I, Mainstream will design and fabricate a greywater recycling system capable of producing water suitable for reuse in field kitchen sinks. The continuous system will be optimized and a full-scale prototype will be designed. In the Phase I Option, Mainstream will fabricate an initial full-scale prototype with preliminary electronics and automation, and also perform life testing on the bench-scale unit. During Phase II, Mainstream will perform rigorous field testing, and expects to deliver a field-ready unit at the conclusion of Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Ted Amundsen
Sr. Engineer
(321) 631-3550

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
(321) 631-3550
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL -

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