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Alternative Energy Systems and High Efficiency Water Purification Systems for…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-088
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
774 Bob Stiles Road Gurley, AL 35748 8909
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Alternative Energy Systems and High Efficiency Water Purification Systems for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations, and Expeditionar
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0211
Award Amount: $69,810.00


Grassmere Dynamics, LLC of Gurley, Alabama and ZanAqua Technologies, Inc of Hudson, New Hampshire have teamed together to develop a rapidly deployable solar powered vapor compression distiller. The system will produce 200 gallons per day of potable water from seawater or NBC-contaminated water using a solar concentrator as the only power source. It will be delivered to the site in several components and assembled on site and made operational within two hours by four persons. No individual component of the system weighs more than 80 lbs and all the components can be transported to the site in a standard military truck or H-53 type helicopter. Using proprietary materials and fabrication techniques, the team expects the system to be lower in cost than any competing system on the market today. The system's low cost will make it accessible to local and state humanitarian and disaster relief organizations, as well as individuals and companies requiring water purification in remote locations that have no electrical power utilities.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Brown
Optical Engineer

Business Contact:

Debra Clark
Small Business Information at Submission:

Grassmere Dynamics
774 Bob Stiles Road Gurley, AL 35748

EIN/Tax ID: 200559943
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No