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Hydrothermal Gasification of Concentrated Black Water to Produce Energy and Low Tier Water

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-22-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A2-9103
Amount: $1,099,974.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20B-T019
Solicitation Number: 20.B
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-10-10
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955-1111
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alex Paulsen
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida - Office of Research
 Erica Spaulding
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826-3246
United States

 (407) 882-1138
 Nonprofit College or University

Mainstream demonstrated the feasibility of a novel Hydrothermal-based Blackwater Treatment System (H-BTS) that can produce energy and low-tier water from blackwater or other wet wastes. A 1,500 gal/day demonstration unit will be designed, built, and operated during the Phase II project. The system will be able to blackwater with a minimum Total Suspended Solid (TSS), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5), and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) of 1450, 1170, and 2930 mg/L, respectively. By producing low-tier water and energy from wet wastes at forward bases, the H-BTS will reduce waste disposal logistics, protect soldiers by reducing trucking conveys, and reduce costs by generating energy and low-tier water. Mainstream fully demonstrate a scaled-up system during the Phase II to prove the H-BTS is capable of meeting the Army’s blackwater disposal needs and pave the way for commercialization.

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