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Multi-Stage Squad-sized Water Purification System Incorporating Hybrid CDI Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-16-C-6520
Agency Tracking Number: N153-127-0182
Amount: $149,881.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N153-127
Solicitation Number: 2015.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-06
Small Business Information
300 Dunstan Street Suite 2, Hancock, MI, 49930
DUNS: 101521156
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Janet Metsa
 (906) 370-4080
Business Contact
 Janet Metsa
Phone: (906) 370-4080
Research Institution
The United States Navy has a special need to provide potable water for deployed personnel worldwide. The logistical and economic cost of provide potable water is considerable. There is a critical need to develop lightweight, energy efficient, squad sized water treatment systems that can create potable water from any water source. Although many technologies which can purify water; current technologies for desalinization are bulky and energy intensive. A new approach to desalinization is needed. Vesitech, Inc has developed a totally new class of water treatment technology utilizing novel hybrid capacitive deionization electrodes which is ideal for this problem. These new hybrid CDI electrodes have a much higher ion capacity and a much more rapid regeneration which if successfully developed in the Phase I, will greatly reduce energy and weight requirements for ion removal. In collaboration with Cascade Design Inc, Vesitechs commercialization partner, a multi stage system consisting of will be evaluated in to optimize water production, while minimizing energy usage and maintenance requirements. Therefore, a considerable portion of the technical effort described herein will focus on further development of Vesitechs hybrid CDI system.

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