Potable Water Production Module

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,846.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-09-C-4132
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-135-0769
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-135
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.
758 11th Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603842654
Principal Investigator:
Jon Buck
Senior Vice President
(202) 380-5910
jbuck@marinedd.com
Business Contact:
Sebastian Phillips
Senior Vice President
(202) 536-4120
sphillips@marinedd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Littoral Reverse Osmosis Module (L-ROM) prototype technology demonstrator is a reverse osmosis water purification module for use in littoral and other waters having a high colloidal (inorganic and natural organic) matter. The principal challenge of this project is to design a system that will operate under severe membrane fouling conditions. Although others have studied this problem, extant RO systems typically rely on upon conventional pretreatment technologies (e.g., coagulation, mixed media filtration modules) and no adequate solution for small to mid-sized systems has been perfected. Based upon the findings and successes of Phase I, MDD will develop a module based on the latest, newly available filter and RO membrane technologies. Under the Phase II efforts, MDD will have three main objectives: 1) To design and construct a technology demonstrator of the L-ROM. The L-ROM will produce potable water in support of LCS and her missions. 2) To test the L-ROM design to satisfy reasonable proof of concept requirements and meet all Navy shipboard requirements for operation in littoral waters. 3) To test and evaluate advanced filtration and pre-filtration techniques

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