Hollow Fiber Freeze Thaw Filter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,537.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-09-C-6533
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-110-0398
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-110
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
METSS Corporation
300 Westdale Avenue, Westerville, OH, 43082
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert Kroshefsky
Senior Scientist
(614) 797-2200
rkroshefsky@metss.com
Business Contact:
Kenneth Heater
Senior Scientist
(614) 797-2200
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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