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MOBILE WATER PRODUCTION BY EXTRACTION OF ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE IN DESICCANTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12191
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12191
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AIL Research, Inc.
57 Hamilton Ave, Suite 205 Hopewell, NJ 08525-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: MOBILE WATER PRODUCTION BY EXTRACTION OF ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE IN DESICCANTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,955.00
 

Abstract:

A HIGH-EFFICIENCY ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE COLLECTION SYSTEM (AMCS) IS PROPOSED THAT USES A LIQUID DESICCANT TO EXTRACT WATER VAPOR FROM THE AIR. A STREAM OF POTABLE WATER IS RECOVERED FROM THE DESICCANT IN A SIMPLE BOILER. THE EFFICIENCY OF THE AMCS IS GREATLY IMPROVED BY USING AN ENGINE-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR TO RAISE THE PRESSURE OF THE STEAM FROM THE BOILER TO A LEVEL AT WHICH THE HEAT OF CONDENSATION CAN BE TRANSFERRED BACK TO THE BOILER. AT LOW AMBIENT RELATIVE HUMIDITIES, THE AMCS WOULD USE A SOLID DESICCANT TO FIRST CONCENTRATE THE WATER VAPOR BEFORE COLLECTING IT IN THE LIQUID DESICCANT ABSORBER. BASED ON EXISTING LIQUID-DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFIERS,AN AMCS THAT PRODUCES 375 LB/HR AT AN EFFICIENCY OF 16 GAL/GAL-FUEL WHEN AMBIENT HUMIDITES ARE MODERATE CAN BE EASILY CONTAINED IN AN ISO 8X8X20 ENCLOSURE AND WOULD WEIGH ABOUT 4600 LB. A VERY LOW AMBIENT HUMIDITIES (5%), WATER YIELDS WOULD BE 7 GAL/GAL-FUEL, BUT THE CAPACITY OF THE SYSTEM WOULD DROP TO AROUND 100 LB/HR. AN EXPERIENCED TEAM HAS BEEN ASSEMBLED FOR THIS REPORT, WHICH INCLUDES DR. ANDREW LOWENSTEIN--AN EXPERIENCED RESEARCHER IN THE FIELD OF LIQUID-DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFIERS--AND MR. WILLIAM GRIFFITHS--CHIEF ENGINEER AT KATHABAR, THE NATION'S LEADING MANUFACTURER OF LIQUID DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFIERS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Andrew Lowenstein
6099245681

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ail Research
18 Cameron Ct Princeton, NJ 08540

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