Demonstration of a Portable Water Purification Device for the USMC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-3036
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0050
Amount: $69,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-159
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Scaringe
 Research Mechanical Engin
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
A lightweight portable water purification device has been long sought by the US military. Mainstream has been hard at developing such a lightweight purification device since 1989, and has finally developed the configuration for a small portable device that will meet or exceed all the performance requirements of this USMC solicitation. This device, which uses a unique and patent-pending configuration, has already been designed by Mainstream and is discussed in this proposal. At 24 ounces dry-weight, this device can produce 1.5 liters of purified water in as little as 45 seconds. Cleaning is simple and straightforward. Phase I includes the fabrication and demonstration testing of this lightweight water purification device, which includes a 1.5 liter water storage capacity. Mainstream has been developing this technology for many years and we will continue to put our own Internal Research and Development funds into this project, because of the tremendous commercial potential for this technology. Phase I will allow a full demonstration of the concept's feasibility, and provide performance comparisons to alternative approaches. The Phase II effort will address DoD field testing, and prototype refinements for an actual USMC application.

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