Greywater Recycling System Incorporating Medialess Self-Cleaning Inertial Rotary Disk Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$729,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QY-10-C-0028
Award Id:
92043
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3922
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-185
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
155 Kitty Hawk Drive, Morrisville, NC, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625028394
Principal Investigator:
Steve Wright
Vice President
(919) 881-2197
wright@novafilter.com
Business Contact:
H. Crouch
President
(919) 881-2197
crouch@novafilter.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this project is the design, fabrication, testing and evaluation of an affordable, efficient greywater recycling system for Army mobile field kitchens/sanitation centers. The proposed system utilizes enabling technology, a medialess continuously self-cleaning rotary disk clarifier (RDC) to reduce turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS), in combination with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components: surface skimmer to remove fats/oil/grease (FOG), microfilters to further reduce TSS/turbidity, crossflow ultrafiltration to reduce dissolved organics (BOD/TSS/turbidity), regenerable packed bed media to further reduce BOD, and ultraviolet disinfection to inactivate bacterial coliforms. Target recycled greywater effluent performance goals that meet EPA secondary treated water quality standards are: BOD 5-day<30 mg/L, TSS<30 mg/L, no FOG, no coliforms, and turbidity<5 NTU. Proposed system design goals: weight<130 lbs, small overall footprint, use<2 kW of power, ruggedized to travel as loose cargo in an Army truck bed, cost<$1000 (for>1000 systems), minimal maintenance/consumable parts, easy set up, operate in basic hot and cold environments (weatherized), and operate safely by non-technical military dishwashers. This system will be compared/contrasted with other types of conventional filtration systems. A fully automated pre-commercial recycling system will be independently field tested at a designated Army site.

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