ONBOARD WATER GENERATION FOR MILITARY VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$154,683.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
862
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Bend Research Inc.
64550 Research Road, Bend, OR, 97701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Roderick J. Ray
(503) 382-4100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SUPPLYING ADEQUATE DRINKING WATER TO SOLDIERS ON ARID OR CONTAMINATED BATTLEFIELDS IS A FORMIDABLE PROBLEM. ONE POSSIBLE SOURCE OF WATER IS ENGINE EXHAUST; FOR EXAMPLE, DIESEL EXHAUST CONTAINS 1.1 POUNDS OF WATER VAPOR FOR EACH POUND OF FUEL BURNED. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ONBOARD, COMPACT, EASILY MAINTAINED MEMBRANE-BASED SYSTEM THAT CAN RECOVER AND PURIFY WATER FROM COMBAT VEHICLE EXHAUSTS IN A SIMPLE AND SELF-CONTAINED PROCESS. WATER VAPOR IN THE EXHAUST WILL BE MADE TO PERMEATE SELECTIVELY ACROSS A HYDROPHILIC MEMBRANE BY THE APPLICATION OF A VACUUM ON THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE. THIS WILL RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE EXHAUST INTO TWO STREAMS: ONE UNDER VACUUM, CONTAINING ESSENTIALLY PURE WATER VAPOR, AND THE SECOND CONTAINING THE OTHER GASES IN THE EXHAUST. THE WATER VAPOR STREAM WILL BE COMPRESSED AND CONDENSED TO PROVIDE A RELIABLE SUPPLY OF DRINKING-QUALITY WATER.

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