Potable Water Production Module

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-09-C-4132
Agency Tracking Number: N062-135-0769
Amount: $599,846.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-135
Solitcitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.
758 11th Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003
Duns: 603842654
Hubzone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Buck
 Senior Vice President
 (202) 380-5910
 jbuck@marinedd.com
Business Contact
 Sebastian Phillips
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (202) 536-4120
Email: 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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