Demonstration of a Compact Miniature Desalinator for a One-Man Survival Kit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,975.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-6762
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-039-2549
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-039
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Robert Scaringe
PI/Research Mechanical En
(321) 631-3550
rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Controller
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Mainstream Engineering Corporation successfully demonstrated a compact, lightweight, hand-powered miniature seawater desalinator that meets or exceeds all of the Air Force’s current requirements and is significantly smaller and lighter than the existing MROD-06 unit. Mainstream’s Survival Water Desalination Device (SWDD) with is 68% lighter and 76% smaller (overall length of 12 inches and an overall weight of 13.5 ounces.) The unit combines a highly reliable patent-pending mechanical design with cutting-edge reverse-osmosis membrane materials and integrated patented disinfection capacity to create an efficient, dependable solution to the Air Force’s needs. The SWDD resists bio-fouling of the membrane before and after use and requires no electrical power source, extending its shelf-life indefinitely. Phase I has successfully demonstrated a prototype unit which will be modified as needed based on the results of Phase II testing. Phase II will focus on extensive field-testing with Air Force aircrews and life-tests to verify the proposed design will meet the DoD’s requirements.

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