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Membraneless Water Purification via Continuous, Self-Contained, Vacuum-Assisted Diffusiophoresis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-19-P-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A18B-005-0258
Amount: $149,998.82
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T005
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-12
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alex Paulsen
 Senior Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 apaulsen@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Dr. Robert P. Scaringe
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: rps@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
 Worcestor Polytechnic Institute
 Andrew Teixeira Andrew Teixeira
 
100 Institute Rd
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

 (508) 831-6361
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

We propose the development of a membraneless water purification system using continuous, self-contained, vacuum-assisted diffusiophoresis. Using diffusiophoresis allows the system to clean water contaminated with particulates and bacteria without membranes or filters, while producing a stream of fresh, drinkable water. The system will operate using only electricity supplied by portable batteries/solar cells or stationary generators/electrical grids.

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