Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91CRB-11-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4362
Amount: $385,256.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-116
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Applied Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Kolessov
 Group Leader
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
To address the Armys need for a man-portable desalinator to support the Individual Soldier On-The-Move Hydration System, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination (PECAD) system. PECAD is based on the innovative implementation of capacitive deionization: separation of salt from water by electric polarization of porous electrodes, which produces drinkable water that exceeds the quality standards outlined in the U.S. Armys guidelines. In Phase I, POC built a system prototype and demonstrated the feasibility of the approach by desalinating seawater (36,000 ppm TDS) with>98% salt rejection rate (

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