PORTABLE SOLAR POWERED WATER PURIFICATION AND DESALINATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 276
Amount: $35,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
999 Explorer Blvd, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 RODNEY BRADFORD
Phone: (205) 830-0375
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF A LIGHT WEIGHT, COMPACT, DURABLE AND PORTABLESOLAR POWERED WATER PURIFICATION AND DESALINATION SYSTEM WHICH HAS VERSATILE APPLICATIONS IN PRODUCING POTABLE WATER. THE BASIC TECHNOLOGY FOR THE COMPONENTS OF SUCH SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE BUT HAS NOT BEEN INTEGRATED IN A MANNER TO PROVIDE A PRACTICAL, COST EFFECTIVE POTABLE WATER SOURCE FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS. SMALL BOAT AND OTHER APPLICATIONS. A CANDIDATE CONCEPT THAT WILL BE ANALYZED AND TESTED ENTAILSAN INFLATABLE SPHERICAL VESSEL MADE OF THIN TRANSPARENT POLYMER FILM WHICH HAS A REFLECTIVE COATING ON THE LOWER HALF WHICH SERVES AS A SOLAR RADIATION CONCENTRATOR AND ALSOON AIR-COOLED CONDENSER. AN ABSORBER/VAPORIZER CONSISTING OF INORGANIC CAPILLARY WICKING MATERIAL WHICH IS SATURATED WITH RAW FEED WATER WILL BE ASSESSED AS PART OF THIS CONCEPT. FEEDSTACK TO BE PROCESSED INCLUDES WATER WHICH MAY CONTAIN SEA WATER LEVELS OF SALINITY, BRACKISH ALKALINES, TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT HARDNESS MINERALS, HIGH ORGANIC/BACTERIAL CONCENTRATIONS AND MUD AND SILT.

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