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Greywater Recycling System Incorporating Medialess Self-Cleaning Inertial…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92043
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3922
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-185
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
InnovaTech, Inc
155 Kitty Hawk Drive Morrisville, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Greywater Recycling System Incorporating Medialess Self-Cleaning Inertial Rotary Disk Technology
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0028
Award Amount: $729,998.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is the design, fabrication, testing and evaluation of an affordable, efficient greywater recycling system for Army mobile field kitchens/sanitation centers. The proposed system utilizes enabling technology, a medialess continuously self-cleaning rotary disk clarifier (RDC) to reduce turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS), in combination with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components: surface skimmer to remove fats/oil/grease (FOG), microfilters to further reduce TSS/turbidity, crossflow ultrafiltration to reduce dissolved organics (BOD/TSS/turbidity), regenerable packed bed media to further reduce BOD, and ultraviolet disinfection to inactivate bacterial coliforms. Target recycled greywater effluent performance goals that meet EPA secondary treated water quality standards are: BOD 5-day<30 mg/L, TSS<30 mg/L, no FOG, no coliforms, and turbidity<5 NTU. Proposed system design goals: weight<130 lbs, small overall footprint, use<2 kW of power, ruggedized to travel as loose cargo in an Army truck bed, cost<$1000 (for>1000 systems), minimal maintenance/consumable parts, easy set up, operate in basic hot and cold environments (weatherized), and operate safely by non-technical military dishwashers. This system will be compared/contrasted with other types of conventional filtration systems. A fully automated pre-commercial recycling system will be independently field tested at a designated Army site.

Principal Investigator:

Steve R. Wright
Vice President
(919) 881-2197
wright@novafilter.com

Business Contact:

H. S. Crouch
President
(919) 881-2197
crouch@novafilter.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

InnovaTech, Inc
155 Kitty Hawk Drive Morrisville, NC -

EIN/Tax ID: 561716333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No