Microbiological Water Purifiers for Rural Communities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15496
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00339
Amount: $79,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Johnson Research and Development Company, Inc.
263 Decatur St, Atlanta, GA, 30312
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Baxley
 Engineer
 (404) 584-2475
 jbaxley@johnsonrd.com
Business Contact
 John Baxley
Title: Engineer
Phone: (404) 584-2475
Email: jbaxley@johnsonrd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal addresses the needs of the more than 25 million Americans dependant on the current supply of water from USEPA non-compliant community or private well sources for day-to-day drinking water. Rural communities have a need for a water purification technology that is superior in performance to currently available technology. Citizens risk disease and/or death when exposed to water that is unsafe to drink. Tap water may be unfit for consumption due to pathogenic organisms and high levels of suspended solids. An individual requires 1.5 to 3 gallons of drinking water per day to prevent dehydration depending on the environmental conditions. The company proposes a water purification technology that will protect citizens against pathogenic organisms, bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts allowing them to take advantage of any locally available water source that may be at risk from these organic contaminants. The proposed technology will protect citizens without the addition of chemical disinfectants. It also provides a means of protecting citizens against natural, military, and terrorist waterborne threats to safety.

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