DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE COLLECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,705.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12663
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corp
200 Yellow Pl, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert P Scaringe
(407) 631-3550
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH DESCRIBES A METHOD TO EXTRACT WATER FROM AIR WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AS LOW AS 5% AND PRODUCTION OF 11.1 GALLONS OF WATER PER GALLON DIESEL FUEL CONSUMED. THE CONCEPT IS BASED ON THE USE OF AN INORGANIC HYDRATED SALT THAT WILL ACT AS A DESICCANT, AND CAN BE RECYCLED TO PRODUCE THE ANHYDROUS SALT AND WATER. THIS METHOD WILL ALSO BE COMPARED TO OTHER COMPETITIVE APPROACHES SUCH AS REFRIGERATION AND SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANES. THE PHASE I EFFORT IS AIMED AT DEMONSTRATING THE POTENTIAL OF MAINSTREAM'S WATER EXTRACTION SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED INNOVATION APPEARS TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE, AND WEIGHT BENEFITS OVER ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES. THIS INNOVATIVE SYSTEM USES A NON-TOXIC DESICCANT (SALT) AND WILL UTILIZE COMMON DIESEL FUEL AS THE ENERGY SOURCE.

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