Hollow Fiber Freeze Thaw Filter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-09-C-6533
Agency Tracking Number: N082-110-0398
Amount: $99,537.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-110
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
300 Westdale Avenue, Westerville, OH, 43082
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kroshefsky
 Senior Scientist
 (614) 797-2200
 rkroshefsky@metss.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Heater
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (614) 797-2200
Email: kheater@metss.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Marine Corps currently uses an ultrafiltration device to provide safe drinking water in situations where outside supply is not possible and local water sources are of questionable purity. However, the current device is susceptible to freeze/thaw damage that degrades its filtration capabilities to the point where the user may no longer be protected from endemic biological threats. Under the proposed Phase I SBIR program, METSS plans to use its expertise in testing and polymer chemistry to characterize the current failure mechanism and develop improved porous fibers resistant to freeze/thaw damage while still possessing filtration capabilities that meet the Navy’s requirements. This approach will involve commercial industrial support and thus, if fully successful, have an effective plan to provide the product to the Navy.

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